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Fantastic result – straight teeth using lingual braces!

Monday, January 20th, 2020

” Having always been extremely insecure about my smile, Dr Hirani and the team at SmileLux have given me a smile I’m proud to show off and the confidence that goes with it. Lingual braces were perfect for me to feel comfortable carrying on my personal and professional life, safe in the knowledge that if I didn’t tell people I had braces, they wouldn’t know!
The entire team at SmileLux are an absolute joy to be around, extremely friendly, welcoming and caring. There isn’t a single person I wouldn’t recommend SmileLux to!”

Our patient Will travelled to see us from Nottingham for his appointments. We are very proud to have a number of patients who travel to come and see us! If you are looking for braces in Milton Keynes (or beyond!), contact us today on 01908 398068 to arrange a consultation. We can even offer a complimentary appointment first with our Treatment Coordinator to come and see the braces we have available up close over a coffee and ask any initial questions about them. 

 

Start your New Year with a New Smile!

Monday, January 6th, 2020

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Set yourself the best New Years resolution ever and consider transforming your smile.

Braces can correct smiles in a number of ways, including:

By closing gaps and spaces

By straightening overcrowded teeth

Helping to improve the bite making chewing and biting food easier

Widening the arch to make the smile broader

Treatment can often be simple and an appointment with a Specialist Orthodontist will tell you how long your treatment will take or what is achievable in your time frame or budget.

If your treatment is of a complex nature, your braces do not need to be visible. This means you could be in braces for a long time without anybody knowing about it!

To find out more about how we can help fix your smile for 2020, contact a member of The SmileLux Team today on 01908 398068.

As a Specialist Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes we have a range of braces to choose from. We can even offer a free consultation for you to find out more about the options we have available.

Lovely result with Incognito braces and restorative treatment

Monday, December 16th, 2019

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“Dr Hirani, Saijel and team have been wonderful and have really looked after me during my long journey.
I first visited SmileLux with very wonky and uneven teeth. I did not believe they could be straightened but now they look amazing so I can smile all day long!
Thank you”

Lingual braces are the most discreet orthodontic option as they are fitted to the back of the teeth. Often people with very complex cases will opt for this type of brace as they know from the beginning that they will be in braces for a long time to get the very best result. We are all really proud of our patient Clare as she has worked so hard to achieve this lovely new smile and we know she couldn’t be happier with it as well! 

SmileLux Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes treat patients all day every day with braces and have a range of different options available. If you are looking for an orthodontic practice to not only achieve the very best results in a lovely environment but also receive the very best service and quality, contact our friendly team today!

What is the process for getting braces?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

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Congratulations for taking the first step in changing your smile!

We often get asked how soon treatment can start and what the steps in the process so here is a guide that should help answer any initial questions:

  1. Free consultation (optional)

You may find it helpful to visit the practice for a complimentary consultation initially. This is usually with the Treatment Coordinator. The Treatment Coordinator will sit down with you and find out more about what you are hoping to achieve. They will also be able to show you the different types of braces and talk you through how they work. You will also be able to see some before and after photos. As the Treatment Coordinator is not a dentist, this appointment will not involve any checking of your teeth or clinical diagnosis and treatment planning.

 

  1. Full Orthodontic Assessment

This appointment is with the Specialist Orthodontist and is a much longer appointment. The Specialist Orthodontist will check the health of your teeth and gums, take full records including photos and a large scan x-ray. They will then sit with you to explain the diagnosis and treatment recommendations and where possible provide a treatment plan. They will also be able to give you an idea of the estimated length of time your treatment is expected to take.

 

  1. Paperwork appointment

You will be given time to decide which is the best treatment option for you. When you are ready and we have discussed how you wish to fund your treatment, a paperwork appointment will be arranged with our Treatment Coordinator. Dr Hirani will prepare a detailed consent form outlining all aspects of your treatment. We will then sit down with you to go through this and answer any questions you may have. When we are certain you are happy to proceed, we will ask you to sign your consent form and other paperwork to get started with your treatment.

 

  1. Records or brace fit appointment

Depending on the type of brace you choose, the next step will vary:

  1. a) For braces such as Invisalign, these are customised and full digital records will need to be taken before we can proceed with the paperwork appointment (ask a member of the SmileLux team for more information)
  2. b) Lingual braces are also customised and it is at this stage that the digital records would need to be taken which are sent to the laboratory for manufacture. They usually take around 8 weeks to be made.
  3. c) With ceramic or metal braces, treatment can usually begin as soon as there is a mutually suitable appointment after the paperwork has all been signed and finances are in place.

 

If you would like any further information for the process or have any other questions at all, please contact a member of the SmileLux team on 01908 398068. Our Orthodontist in Milton Keynes, Dr Sunil Hirani is trained to Hospital Consultant level as a Specialist Orthodontist.

A new wonderful smile with lingual braces.

Monday, November 25th, 2019

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“I am very impressed with the practice and treatment received and cannot think of anything that I think would require improvement. The team went above and beyond in meeting my expectations.  From the warm welcomes at reception to the explanations of what to expect throughout my treatment. I also found the reminders and all other communication very helpful. An outstanding service providing outstanding results”.

Our lovely patient Shital had lingual braces which were fitted behind her teeth as she has a professional career and did not want a brace that was visible. We are sure everyone will agree what an amazing smile transformation this is just by looking at the photos. Shital is very happy with her new smile! 

If you are looking for a discreet brace or want to find out more about the different options we have available here at SmileLux in Milton Keynes, contact us today on 01908 398068.

Ceramic braces with Suresmile gives a beautiful result!

Monday, October 28th, 2019

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” I would highly recommend SmileLux to anyone who is not confident about there teeth, as although I had to wait 2 years for my dream teeth, it was totally worth it and I am constantly smiling and can not thank SmileLux enough.”

With orthodontic treatment, no two cases are the same. This is why the fees and treatment time can vary so much from one patient to the next. It is important that a full assessment is carried out by an Orthodontist to determine the level of complexity and length of time the treatment is expected to take. Our Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes is a Specialist practice and therefore we are able to offer many different orthodontic options to suit most lifestyles and budgets. 

For this patient, we used a system called Suresmile which is special wires that are bent by robot technology. This can finesse the clinical result and can also reduce the treatment time by 30%. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help, contact the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068.

Braces on the top front teeth only – lovely result!

Monday, September 16th, 2019

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“I am so grateful to have found SmileLux. I was a nervous patient who hadn’t been to the dentist for a while. However Dr Hirani put me at ease from the very first appointment. He is very patient and explains what treatment options are available and the cost involved. I am very happy with the treatment I had, everyone at the practice made me feel so welcome and relaxed it has been a joy to go to the appointments. I would like to thank you all for your care and help. I would certainly recommend the procedure and practice to anyone.”

It is sometimes possible to put a brace on the front 6-8 teeth only which is known as sectional braces. This patient was happy with her bottom teeth and just wanted cosmetic improvement of her top front teeth as she disliked the gap. Whether a patient is suitable for sectional treatment depends on their bite and the result they are hoping to achieve. This treatment took 12 months and the patient chose lingual braces, behind the teeth.

To find out if sectional treatment is possible for you, contact a member of the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068. We have a range of braces in Milton Keynes suitable for every lifestyle.

Wonderful result with ceramic braces and dental implants

Monday, September 9th, 2019

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Our lovely patient Chanel was delighted with the transformation of her smile for her wedding. We used ceramic braces to realign her teeth and make space for two dental implants.

Often braces are used for function and not just cosmetic reasons, like in Chanel’s case. She now has a proper bite and is able to enjoy everyday life showing off her lovely new smile. Although we are an orthodontic practice, we can work with general dentists or restorative specialists to ensure the very best clinical result possible. Braces on their own are not always enough to improve a smile in the best possible way and a team of expertise is required.

If you are looking at getting the very best clinical result for your smile and have missing teeth, braces could be used to either close gaps or create more space for restorative treatments such as crown and bridgework or dental implants

Contact us to find out more about how we can help. Our Orthodontic Practice in Milton Keynes specialises in all different types of cases, from the most simple to the most complex. Nothing is too much trouble for us to fix!

 

A challenging case and great results using ceramic braces!

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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“When I started treatment, I was not confident with my smile. I had a lot of teeth removed as a young child and the experience left me feeling nervous about visiting the dentist and wishing that there had been an alternative to having so many teeth removed.
I wish I had taken up orthodontic treatment sooner. The results are amazing and this has transformed the shape of my teeth and restored confidence.
The experience at SmileLux has been positive throughout. The team are helpful and friendly and very efficient and attentive. Dr Hirani explains every step of the way and reassures you if you have any concerns. My personal orthodontic treatment took 3 years and it is certainly a commitment, but I am glad that I took that step and have felt confident throughout the treatment process that I am being well looked after. It has definitely been worth it. As a patient you will feel valued and cared for. The whole team work well together and you feel welcomed and assured.”

We see many different types of cases here at SmileLux in Milton Keynes, from the most simple alignment using a section of a brace to the most complex cases where full braces are required. We usually estimate that treatment would take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 2 years however often if a case is extremely difficult, it may take longer. It also depends on how quickly a patient responds to the treatment, we often will not know this until treatment starts. 

Our Specialist Orthodontist in Milton Keynes, Dr Sunil Hirani, has many years of experience in dealing with all different types of cases. Having originally trained to Hospital Consultant level, he still undergoes regular training and development to be one of the very best in his field and is proud to be able to offer this level of expertise to our patients to achieve such wonderful results.

If you are looking for Orthodontic treatment in Milton Keynes, contact the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068 to find out how we can help you have a smile to be proud of for the rest of your life!

How early should children see an Orthodontist?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

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Children should be monitored as young as age 7 for future orthodontic treatment. Often actual treatment will not start until a child has all their adult teeth however early intervention can sometimes be recommended while the jaw is still growing. This can eliminate the need for more obtrusive treatment in adulthood such as jaw surgery.

Here are some early warning signs that your child should see an Orthodontist:

  1. Thumb/ finger sucking or prolonged use of a dummy
  2. Wonky teeth
  3. Sticking out teeth (known as an overjet)
  4. Deep bite (when the top teeth almost completely cover the bottom teeth when biting)
  5. Early or late loss of baby teeth
  6. Speech difficulties
  7. Problems with eating due to the bite
  8. Grinding or clenching of teeth
  9. Missing teeth
  10. Signs of tooth wear

If you are worried about your child’s teeth and feel they would benefit from seeing an Orthodontist in Milton Keynes, contact us today on 01908 398068 to find out more about how we can help.