Lingual braces

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.

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.

Dr Sunil Hirani passes WSLO exam (World Society of Lingual Orthodontics)

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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Huge congratulations to our specialist orthodontist Dr Sunil Hirani for recently passing his World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) exam.

Dr Hirani has been busy preparing for this prestigious qualification. The majority of specialists sitting the examination have practised lingual orthodontics for a minimum of 10 years.

We are extremely proud that Dr Hirani has achieved this accreditation.  He is currently the only consultant-trained specialist orthodontist in the UK to hold this qualification. An expert panel of lingual examiners from around the world assessed his cases, considering difficulty, standard of records, treatment planning skills, efficiency of treatment, outcome, cephalometric tracings and post-treatment stability. As of 2019, only 246 individuals have passed this exam worldwide so it’s a huge achievement.

The examination took place at the 8th WSLO Congress in Barcelona, Spain.  Dr Hirani was also an invited speaker and gave a presentation on Lingual lever arm mechanics and the current evidence.  This was extremely well received.

Lingual braces are braces that are fixed to the back of your teeth so they are very discreet and almost invisible.  We are very fortunate that we are able to offer this treatment to our patients here at SmileLux under the skilled and expert guidance of Dr Hirani. Dr Hirani is also the chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS).

If you would like to find out more about lingual brace treatment please contact SmileLux on 01908 398068.

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.

 

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.

Lovely new smile with lingual braces

Monday, February 18th, 2019

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“Before receiving treatment at SmileLux, I was extremely conscious of my smile, to the extent that I would not smile in pictures. Following treatment, my teeth look perfect and I feel the outcome is better than I could’ve imagined! Obviously I can’t stop smiling now! Dr Hirani and his team are friendly, accommodating and professional and always made me feel comfortable and at ease at every appointment. Dr Hirani is extremely knowledgeable and this translated through to the quality of care he provided. Not only does SmileLux provide high quality orthodontic care, but everyone at SmileLux adds a personal touch to their services and their warmth and friendliness will not be forgotten. My experience was so enjoyable that I would be willing to do it all over again! Thank you once again to everyone at SmileLux. I will miss seeing you all but I’m sure you will continue the great work.”