Posts Tagged ‘lingual braces Milton Keynes’

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

Dr Sunil Hirani passing WSLO exam July 2019 photo

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.

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.”

The British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS) Study Club November 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Photo of Sunil and Dr Germain Becker at BLOS Study Club Nov 2018

Dr Sunil Hirani, Chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS), was proud to host Dr Germain Becker at the November 2018 BLOS Study Club in London.

Dr Becker flew in from Luxembourg and gave an outstanding presentation to the group on: Excellence in Lingual Management for Class II Surgery Cases.

He showed extremely difficult non-surgical and surgical Class II cases treated exceptionally well. The evening was packed full of clinical tips and a numerous variety of cases were shown.

The feedback from the entire group was rated as excellent and everybody enjoyed the evening. Dr Hirani would like to thank Dr Becker for sharing his extensive experience with the BLOS study club. We hope to host him again one day.

Keeping your teeth clean with fixed braces

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Excellent oral hygiene is an essential part to gaining a beautiful smile. If oral hygiene is poor during orthodontic treatment and plaque is left to build around your brackets then this could lead to permanent white and brown marks on the teeth. This is called decalcification. Alternatively you may be more prone to decay and gum disease.


During orthodontic treatment with fixed braces you will need to ensure that you clean your teeth at least three times a day. This includes morning, night and after every meal.

Electric or Manual

You can use an electric or manual toothbrush, however a brush with a small head is usually useful. You can even purchase manual and electric toothbrush heads which are specifically designed for braces.  Use short, forward and backwards movements when brushing and make sure you brush above and below your brace to clean your gum lines, not forgetting the inner and chewing surfaces of your teeth. Ensure that you spend at least 2/3 minutes brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste.

Travel toothbrush

You never know when you may need to brush your teeth so make sure that you always keep a travel toothbrush in your bag at all times.

Interbrace® Brush


Once you have brushed your teeth, you will then need to clean in-between your brackets. You can do this with an Interbrace® brush. Place this in-between your brackets, underneath the archwire and brush gently. This is important because your manual or electric toothbrush will not reach these areas.

TePe® Brushes


We highly recommend daily use of TePe® brushes to help keep your gums healthy. TePe’s® are a great substitute for floss if you find flossing too time consuming. The next alternative to TePe’s® is the Philips Sonicare Airflosser™ – perfect to clean in-between the teeth quickly and efficiently. 


Using mouthwash e.g. Swirl™ on a daily basis will give you an extra boost of fluoride during the day which will help in keeping your teeth strong. We recommend Swirl™ mouthwash which is especially designed for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.


To ensure you are cleaning your teeth well, we recommend the use of disclosing tablets. These tablets highlight where plaque has developed on the teeth and around the gum line, which allows you to concentrate on brushing specific areas which you may be missing.

How to use a disclosing tablet:

  • Place a disclosing tablet in your mouth.
  • Chew thoroughly and spread over teeth and gums with your tongue until your mouth is completely covered.
  • Spit out any saliva.
  • Rinse your mouth out with water.
  • Areas of plaque will be stained by the dye and will show you where you are not brushing properly.
  • Brush your teeth until the dye has been removed.
  • You can do this as often as you like to check whether you are brushing well enough.


It is very important that you continue to visit your dentist once every six months for routine dental checkups, even during your orthodontic treatment. If extra dental care is needed, we will be happy to coordinate with your dentist to make sure you are receiving the best care possible.

It is also imperative that you continue regular hygiene visits with your dentist or hygienist. Periodontal disease (gum disease) can develop or worsen during orthodontic treatment due to many factors, but most often due to lack of adequate oral hygiene. Seeing a hygienist or gum specialist every 3-6 months will ensure that the health of your gums is kept under control.

Straight teeth for wedding day: Braces behind the teeth

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Collage of wedding with Lingual braces

Just thought I’d share with you a few photos from our wedding! I felt so much more confident having had the treatment and couldn’t stop smiling all day! It really has made a huge difference so thank you.


Are you getting married in the near future and want a beautiful smile for your wedding day like Kayleigh did?

We have a range of discreet braces available to suit any lifestyle and budget. So whether your wedding day is 2 years away or in 6 months time, we may be able to help you improve your smile in time for your big day!

Contact a member of the SmileLux team today on 01908 398068 or click here to find out more about how we can help. 


A New Year………. Time for a new smile!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, many of us will use this opportunity to make resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking or drinking or even to spend more time with family. Many people choose the New Year to make changes to their health and appearance and even improving the smile they’ve been hiding!

It is normal that age and lifestyle can take a toll on your smile and this can cause us to become more conscious as we get older, especially seeing so many celebrities on a daily basis in the press or on TV with dazzling, straight white smiles.

Here at SmileLux Specialist Orthodontic Centre in Milton Keynes, we can help you achieve your New Years resolution and start smiling more! We have a range of treatment options suitable for all ages from traditional metal braces to ones that are clear, removable and even completely hidden on the back of your teeth so nobody even need know you are having treatment.

Maybe you need some simple whitening treatment for a special occasion or the shape of your teeth to be changed so you achieve your happy, healthy smile.

Why not make 2015 the year of change and arrange an appointment today. Contact a member of our friendly team on 01908 398068 to see how we can help. Our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Sunil Hirani is the most highly qualified Specialist Orthodontist in this region and is trained to Hospital Consultant level. This level of experience and working together with a dedicated, knowledgeable and caring team will ensure that you receive the best possible results and care.

A new smile and a new you are closer than you think!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The SmileLux Team!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Merry Christmas from SmileLux 2014

What brace is best for your lifestyle?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Are you considering having orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and give you a lovely natural smile. You may have researched the options online and are now faced with the question “Which is your preferred option?” From traditional options like metal or ceramic train tracks, to clear removable braces or even ones that are fitted onto the back of your teeth, the options are endless. But which is best for you?

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Fixed braces involve placing small square metal or ceramic brackets onto the front surface of the teeth. A wire is then placed through the bracket and secured in place. You will need to visit your orthodontist every 4-8 weeks for adjustment visits and checks to ensure that the teeth are moving as they should be. Most standard treatment takes between 12 and 18 months however this can be longer in complex cases.

Lady showing Invisalign

Invisalign is a very popular choice as it is so discreet. A series of clear aligners are made for you that straighten your teeth over a few months. Each set of aligners should be worn for 22 hours per day for 2 weeks and then changed to the next set. Pressure is gently exerted onto the teeth to move them into the desired position. Results can be seen in as little as 9 to 18 months.

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The Inman Aligner is an appliance made with nickel titanium wire and powered with two bows which gently oppose one another. The device works best on fixing crooked or protruding front teeth and can easily be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. This appliance is mainly suitable for very mild cases and results can be seen in as little as 9-18 weeks.


Lingual braces are the most discreet option as they are placed onto the back of the teeth. To deliver specific results and optimum comfort, lingual appliances are 100% customised so they fit onto your teeth perfectly. Your orthodontist will determine the set-up and design and then your brace is custom made just for you. The latest CAD/CAM rapid prototyping and robotic technologies are used to fabricate your braces with your unique prescription built in.

If you want to know more about our wide range of braces we offer at SmileLuxour Specialist Orthodontist Dr Sunil Hirani can assess your suitability. As a member of the British Orthodontic Society, his expertise means you can feel reassured that you’re in good hands.

SmileLux is based in Milton Keynes, so if you want to learn more about orthodontics, please call us on 01908 398068 to book an appointment. Our practice opening hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 12pm on alternate weeks. You can also visit our website: We have solutions to give you a straight smile!

Dr Hirani in British Orthodontic Society magazine article regarding lingual braces

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

BOS magazine article amended


The increasingly popular lingual appliance systems were discussed in a refreshingly frank manner by Dr Sunil Hirani, who is a member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society and has developed a clinical expertise over the years in treating patients with different lingual systems in his private practice. He blended the research available to date with his clinical experience in a captivating lecture which presented a balanced view of the advantages and disadvantages of the lingual systems. Incognito appliances, being fully customised, have been shown to be associated with minimal torque loss, good rotational and tip control and decreased decalcification rates.

If you are looking to transform your smile with hidden lingual braces in Milton Keynes, contact a friendly member of the SmileLux team on 01908 398068 to arrange your orthodontic assessment with Dr Hirani today.