Posts Tagged ‘Dr Sunil Hirani orthodontist’

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!

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.


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. 

Lovey result and closure of a large gap using Invisalign

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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” All my adult life I have disliked the large gap between my front teeth but was never in a position to afford treatment. When I smiled I preferred to keep my mouth closed.
At the age of 65 I decided to explore the possibility of braces and was referred to SmileLux where I was assured that I was not too old for treatment. Sunil spent time explaining the options to me and took into account my health and personal needs. I have been very happy with the Invisalign braces he recommended.
Now, at the end of my treatment, I am very happy and proud of my smile with no gap! Sunil and his lovely staff treated me as a friend and I was always welcomed into their modern, relaxing and attractive surroundings very warmly. I will miss visiting them.” 

If, like Elizabeth, you are conscious of a large gap and would like to look at the options available to close the space, the natural way, call SmileLux in Milton Keynes on 01908 398068.We offer a free consultation with our Treatment Coordinator for you to come and find out more about the discreet options we have available to transform your smile.

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.”

Wedding day with braces? It can be done!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

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I am sure you will agree how stunning our patient Claire looked on her wedding day. Showing off her beautiful smile. Claire was wearing lingual braces behind the teeth so she still had beautiful wedding photos to remember her big day forever. 

We often get contacted by brides and grooms to be only a few months before their wedding day. Usually orthodontic treatment takes at least 12 months so it is usually the case that the brace will still be present on their big day. With our lingual braces and Invisalign clear aligner treatment options, this no longer needs to be a concern as the braces are completely hidden. 

If you are getting married and want to improve your smile ready for your special day, call SmileLux Milton Keynes today on 01908 398068 to find out how we can help. 

Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019 Finalist

Monday, January 28th, 2019

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How exciting to receive this on our doorstep on Friday! So proud to announce that Dr Sunil Hirani is a finalist at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards this year. The award ceremony will take place on 22nd March 2019. Wishing Dr Hirani the best of luck for this prestigious award.

British Dental Association (BDA) Meeting November 2018 at Milton Keynes Hospital

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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Dr Hirani was proud to chair the recent BDA MK section meeting at Milton Keynes University Hospital in November 2018. The speaker was Mike Bryan, Chartered Accountant from Humphrey & Co Chartered Accountants. The subject was ‘Dental Tax Update’ and proved to be extremely beneficial to our delegates in light of the recent Chancellors Budget. There was lots of discussion on how to minimise tax, maximise practice expenditure, advice on buying and selling practices and cloud based accounting. The section thanks Mike Bryan for a superb educational evening.


What age should children visit an Orthodontist?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

There are many different reasons why it is important that children are reviewed for orthodontic treatment from a young age. Some Orthodontists recommend assessing a child at around the age of 7 when they will have lost a fair few baby teeth and the new adult teeth will be erupting.

Different factors can affect how the adult teeth erupt and this generally follows a pattern from where the baby teeth are. The position of teeth can be affected by habits such as using a dummy, sucking a thumb or finger, nail or pen biting and even pressing on the teeth regularly with the tongue. Constant pressure on teeth can cause them to move either forwards or backwards and can affect the shape of the palate.

It is beneficial to see an Orthodontist early in childhood as there may be appliances that can be used to help the jaw to grow naturally to reduce the need for jaw surgery in adulthood.

Some examples of bite problems to look out for in children are listed below:

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Children’s orthodontic treatment can often be carried out in phases. Phase 1 treatment us usually when some baby teeth are still present, to align the teeth and expand the arch ready for the permanent teeth to come through. The brace is then removed and phase 2 of treatment can start with fixed braces when the child enters their early teenage years.

Although orthodontic treatment can be carried out on people of all ages, the best time is always in childhood while the teeth and bone are still developing. If you are worried about the position of your child’s teeth, call the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068 to speak to a member of our friendly team.

Our Specialist Orthodontist in Milton Keynes, Dr Sunil Hirani, will be able to assess the teeth and gums and take a large x-ray which will show all the teeth in the jaw and their positions. Dr Hirani is the most highly trained Specialist Orthodontist in this region and is trained to Hospital Consultant level.

Great result treating the upper front teeth only with a ceramic brace

Monday, August 13th, 2018

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” I didn’t want a visible brace at all! However after the consultation and considering my options, I chose the ceramic brace. The brace itself was quite discreet and a lot of people didn’t notice it. My teeth started moving in a matter of weeks and it was great to see the improvements. The team were always very welcoming and friendly. I love the results, it’s exactly what I wanted. I feel a lot more confident when I smile and in photos.”

If a case is very simple, it is sometimes possible to treat the front teeth only with fixed braces. This can make orthodontic treatment more affordable and can still achieve a lovely new smile. To find out more about all our braces contact a member of the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068. We can offer a complimentary consultation with a member of our friendly team for an informal chat over a coffee as an initial step before seeing our Specialist Orthodontist for an orthodontic assessment.