Fixed braces

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.

Braces vs Veneers

Monday, July 1st, 2019

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We often hear people say that they are considering veneers or braces to straighten their teeth. Veneers and crowns are often the only solution if a tooth is broken or unattractive in appearance. Veneers should not be used to improve the position of the teeth when they are healthy and strong.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • Like a false nail, a veneer is a thin porcelain cover that is bonded to the front of a tooth.
  • Having veneers means the tooth has to be filed down (or drilled). This often needs to be by a substantial amount if a tooth is quite far forward in the arch. This filing is irreversible, once the enamel is gone it is not possible to put it back again.
  • Whenever a tooth is filed down it means that the life of the tooth is reduced. Eventually the tooth may need more extensive treatment like a crown or even extraction and replacement with a bridge or dental implant.
  • Veneers are not for life, after around 10-15 years they may need replacing. This means further fees and further destruction to your teeth.
  • Veneered teeth can be more sensitive to hot and cold due to having large amounts of the enamel that protects them being removed.
  • Veneers can appear “fake” looking in comparison to real teeth.
  • It is not possible to whiten your teeth without having the veneers replaced. This is because whitening agent does not affect the colour of the veneer. You would need to whiten the teeth and get them to the desired shade and then have a new veneer made to match.

Braces move your natural teeth without causing any harm. You will only need to have the treatment once (providing retainers are worn).

People claim that veneers are “instant orthodontics”. Often people are not told the implications of this type of treatment and find out when it is too late.

Braces do take time; the teeth have to be allowed time to move between adjustments. If the treatment is too fast, this can damage the roots of the teeth and mean that the teeth move back to their original positions much faster.

If you are considering veneers to straighten your smile, speak to your Dentist today about other less invasive and harmful options like orthodontic treatment.

Here at SmileLux Specialist Orthodontist in Milton Keynes, we have a range of traditional and discreet braces to straighten your teeth naturally. Contact a member of The SmileLux team today on 01908 398068 for more information.

 

Great result using ceramic braces and Suresmile technology

Monday, June 24th, 2019

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This patient had what we call a “Deep Bite” meaning that the upper front teeth cover far too much of the lower teeth when biting. This can cause problems later in life such as tooth wear. You can see from the photos that some wear of the lower front teeth has already occurred. Over time the teeth can become very sensitive to hot and cold and can become brittle needing further restorative dentistry such as fillings, crowns or veneers.

We all associate having braces to cosmetically improve smiles however people are becoming more aware of their teeth and are keen to keep them as healthy as possible for their whole lives. Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean.

SmileLux is a Specialist Orthodontic Centre in Milton Keynes. We see patients of all ages and our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Sunil Hirani is trained to Hospital Consultant level and is used to transforming all types of smiles, from the most simple amount of movement to the most complex!

If you are looking to improve your smile, contact a member of the SmileLux team on 01908 398068 today and we will be delighted to help.

Benefits of Braces

Monday, June 17th, 2019

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These are just some of the many benefits listed above of having braces. If any of these apply to you and if you would like to find out more about how we can help to improve your smile, contact our SmileLux Team today on 01908 398068 or send us an email at info@smilelux.co.uk.

A lovely new smile with Ceramic braces

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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“To the team, Thank you for all the hard work over the last 2 years and my new smile”

This lovely patient had ceramic braces to correct her crowded front teeth and to close her anterior open bite (when the front teeth do not close when biting). This type of bite can affect someone’s ability to bite into and chew food properly. People have orthodontic treatment for, not only cosmetic improvement, but also for function. If you have an issue with your bite that is causing you problems when eating, contact us today. We provide orthodontic treatment in Milton Keynes and have a range of both traditional and discreet brace options available. Contact a member of the SmileLux team on 01908 398068 to find out more about how we can help. 

Fantastic new smile for our patient using an upper sectional ceramic brace!

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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“To the beautiful SmileLux team,
Thank you for making me smile again :-)
It has been a wonderful experience throughout and I will definitely be recommending you to anybody looking to improve their smile.
I wish you all the best!!

If a case is very mild, often we can treat with a sectional brace which is placed on the front 6-8 teeth only. This is usually suitable for patients who have had braces in the past and have noticed some movement of the teeth since. If, like Carly, you would like to explore all the options to transform your smile quickly and with a smaller budget, please contact SmileLux in Milton Keynes today on 01908 398068.

Lovely result with ceramic braces

Monday, April 29th, 2019

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“From start to finish I have received fantastic treatment from all the team at SmileLux. I have always been conscious of my smile but thought I was too old now to do anything about it. I had no confidence, would never smile fully and put my hand over my mouth. Then SmileLux came into my world, I was talked through my treatment every step of the way. I was made very welcome, put at ease, I was never nervous, I had every confidence in Dr Hirani and trusted him completely. Saijel, Laura and Shivani were very professional, friendly and welcoming. The payment plan to help spread the cost of treatment is a bonus to patients and I think a deciding factor in a patient having the smile they want. I am very pleased with my results, in fact I was overwhelmed, I have my confidence back and won’t be standing at the back in photos no more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. “

As a Specialist Orthodontic Centre, we often have to work with a team of other Specialists to achieve the very best clinical results. Janice has a beautiful new smile that she now feels proud of and no longer hides her mouth in social situations. If you are conscious of your teeth and wish to improve the appearance of your smile, contact us today on 01908 398068 for orthodontic treatment in Milton Keynes.