7 Reasons Why Your Teeth Move

November 9th, 2020

Just like the rest of your body, your mouth is constantly changing. Understanding what goes on in your mouth (and face) over the years will enable you to identify the actions you need to take to overcome the consequences.

  • Your bottom jaw never stops growing! – your bottom jaw (mandible) continues to grow forward throughout life. This forward growth, although very slow and small in magnitude, results in your lower front teeth bumping into the upper front teeth from behind causing either your upper front teeth to space out or your lower front teeth to get crowded (crooked).
  • Your bottom jaw width shrinks over time – The bottom jaw gets smaller in width over the years, especially between the lower canine teeth.
  • Grinding and tooth wear – Grinding (gnashing or clenching) your teeth (bruxism) is a destructive process which causes excessive tooth wear and in severe cases it may also result in damage to the tissues surrounding your teeth.
  • Dental procedures and tooth loss – if one of your teeth is removed, the teeth next to it and opposite to it will shift into the space created.
  • Periodontal disease and bone loss – The result is loss in bone teeth which means less support for your teeth. Teeth shifting (and mobility) is a common consequence and often causes gaps (spaces) to open up between your teeth.
  • Aging – Teeth are enveloped by lips and cheeks on the outside and your tongue on the inside. Generally speaking, aging makes lips tighter and this means more pressure on your teeth from the outside. The result? more crowding!
  • Orthodontic treatment – if not carried out correctly or finished too early, it could cause the teeth to move more later in life. The most common cause of tooth movement after orthodontic treatment is not wearing retainers.

Lovely new smile with an upper ceramic brace!

November 2nd, 2020
“I can’t be happier with the result. To be honest, I knew at the beginning of treatment that I am going to have straight teeth, but I never thought my smile is going to be perfect. You were all so nice and very professional at all times. I hope people will trust the reviews before coming to you, just like I did 9 months ago.
Thank you”

If you are considering orthodontic treatment in Milton Keynes, contact The SmileLux Team today on 01908 398068 or message us

Amazing result from Dr Hirani using lingual braces

March 16th, 2020
“I am so pleased with the results. My teeth are absolutely perfect. The whole team have been brilliant throughout the journey. From the warm welcomes to the explanation of the process and timeframes. This may sound odd to many people, but my visits to the dentist have been a delightful experience! Thank you once again.”

Fantastic new smile with Ceramic braces

March 9th, 2020
“It’s quite surreal. Braces (and the SmileLux team) have been a part of my life for the past three years. It took me weeks, months, maybe even years deliberating whether the appearance of my teeth was worthy of an investment. After extensive research into treatment and practices I was blown away by my initial consultation at SmileLux. I’ve never felt so welcomed and at ease at a dentist. SmileLux was simply a world apart from previous experiences. My orthodontic journey hasn’t all been easy, but at every turn Dr Hirani was reassuring, taking time to explain the processes and options available (from wisdom teeth extractions to 3D scans). I’d like to thank Dr Hirani and his team for all the work, time and effort they have given me. They have provided an exceptional service. The level of professionalism and expertise was second to none and their attentive and friendly approach was clear as day. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend SmileLux to others. I couldn’t ask for a better result – A smile worth smiling about!”

Fantastic result – straight teeth using lingual braces!

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!

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.

Happy New Year from The SmileLux Team!

January 1st, 2020

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Merry Christmas from The SmileLux Team

December 23rd, 2019

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Lovely result with Incognito braces and restorative treatment

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?

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.