We will help you smile again

At Northlight Dental, we love making our patients smile. We understand that problems such as missing teeth or perhaps being afraid to go to the dentist generally are real and everyday issues for many people.

At our dental practice in Milton Keynes, dental implants are an exciting and innovative new way to replace missing teeth, though they have been around long enough to be tried, trusted and a real favourite in the dental profession. They are a safe a reliable way to replace missing teeth, with a long-lasting effect – as well as being natural looking and feeling. Many of our patients even forget the tooth is not real. In Milton Keynes, dental implants are provided in a cost-effective way, with finance plans available, making high quality treatment more affordable than ever.

Dental Implants in Milton KeynesWe take our service seriously

We don’t believe in the ‘hard sell’. We believe in matching tried and tested treatments to each individual patient, considering their social and medical history. We use the highest quality equipment and the latest technology. We are constantly researching worldwide to ensure the treatments we offer are at the top of the game. All treatments are administered by our highly trained staff, all of whom do continuous professional development training too.

But I’m nervous…

Don’t worry, at Northlight Dental you are in the safe hands of experienced and dedicated staff. Nervous dental patients are very common. In order to ease your nerves, we offer an array of services, including intravenous dental sedation for your dental implants in Milton Keynes. Sunil is a fully trained sedationist and has many years of experience treating our anxious and phobic patients. In fact, the overall experience of dental implants in Milton Keynes can be a lot more pleasant than you may imagine here at Northlight Dental.

Talk to us today

Have we piqued your interest? If you are interested in superior quality dental implants in Milton Keynes, why not try Northlight Dental and book in your first consultation today.

Let us tell you straight…

At Northlight Dental, we understand that undertaking any form of cosmetic dentistry can be a big deal. Here at our dental practice in Milton Keynes, braces are very popular with our patients.

Our practice

Our state-of-the-art practice uses the very latest advances in dental technology. We provide a wide range of procedures, including general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry – everything to help you get the happy smile you deserve.

Braces in Milton KeynesWe pride ourselves on having a modern, yet classic and comfortable dental practice, where you get the extra special treatment required you make every visit as pleasant as possible.

You are special to us

Northlight Dental understands that all patients have individual needs, depending on their prior worries or concerns, their medical history and their dental requirements. We make sure that our assessment procedure is thorough. We only ever offer evidence-based, tried and tested treatments, performed by our highly trained staff, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands for your braces in Milton Keynes.

Invisalign

The name stems from its clear nature; so these braces are practically invisible. You don’t need to tell anyone you are wearing braces if you don’t want to. They are also fully removable. The Invisalign process works by wearing several removeable aligners that are replaced every 7-10 days to gradually and gently move the teeth into place.

Misaligned teeth can cause real damage to personal confidence. Having a crooked smile or overlapping teeth can prevent you from having the smile you would like to have. Perhaps it is time to fix this and consider having braces in Milton Keynes?

What comes to mind when you think of braces? That historical image of thick, metal ‘train tracks’, spitting whilst talking, problems when eating and speaking? What used to be the necessary evil in getting straighter teeth has now thankfully been left in the past, where it belongs.

Invisalign braces in Milton Keynes boast a multitude of significant benefits. For starters, they are wire-free. Daily care is not a problem, you can simply remove the braces and brush and floss daily as normal.

Northlight’s Hygienist Isla Baxter

Hi, I am Isla and I have been working as a dental hygienist with the Northlight team since October 2016.  I live in Northamptonshire with my husband and two children, who keep me very busy!  I enjoy coming to work as not only do I love my role in helping people improve their dental health BUT it is a break from the madhouse that is my home!!

I started my dental career working as a dental nurse for the British Army whilst living in Germany.  When I moved back to England I took a position working with the British Dental Health Foundation charity, manning a dental help line answering all sorts of dental enquiries.  I was also working with a team who were responsible for creating and updating the BDHF “tell me about” patient information leaflets, making dental ‘jargon’ easier for people to understand. Through my experience with the BDHF it became clear there was a real need for people to understand their treatment needs and options using language that is easily understood, thus ensuring they could make a true informed decision.

As much as I loved my time at the BDHF I missed working in a clinical setting and returned to dentistry after qualifying as a dental hygienist in 2004.  Within my first week I must have heard the expression,” I hate the dentist” at least 10 times and I had never even met the patient before.  This really bothered me!  I want people to leave my sessions feeling positive, in control and that it has been worth their time. Certainly NOT fear or dread coming back. I want patients to feel that they could ask me anything, to feel that they are treated as an equal and not just a mouth!

I like to keep my sessions very informal. I encourage conversation to make patients feel at ease to help lessen any anxiety. I want patients to feel that they can ask me anything, to feel that they are treated as an equal and not just a mouth!  I always try to explain what I am doing, why I feel it is necessary and the possible outcomes, so that my patients come away feeling that they have been given the information that they need, and that they feel the treatment brings value to their health.

 

What’s not to love?

If you spend all day working with people’s teeth, you get to know what people are going for more and more, and what we’ve noticed over the past few years is that people are choosing dental implants to replace any teeth they have lost. It makes sense really, even though dental implants in Milton Keynes may seem more expensive than other types of tooth replacement.

Dental Implants in Milton KeynesAt Northlight Dental, we think dental implants in Milton Keynes are definitely the way to go, and so do our patients. So, if you are the point of needing to replace a tooth, or several, or maybe even all of your teeth, then it really is worth considering investing the extra expense. The reason why is because dental implants will give you back the full functionality of your teeth.

You may not be able to appreciate how important this is if you have not had to live with the hassle of dentures that don’t fit right and won’t let you eat the lovely crunchy, chewy foods you used to enjoy. Or, if you have had to suffer the loss of two perfectly healthy, decent teeth in order to fit a bridge with false teeth on. It’s bad enough having to say goodbye when teeth fail, let alone having to deal with the loss of strong good ones too.

In Milton Keynes, dental implants avoid the hassle, slippages, embarrassment and extra maintenance that can come with other forms of tooth replacement. Instead, they give you strong teeth that are firmly anchored into your jawbone just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat whatever you like, and talk and laugh without having to worry about whether your teeth are about to make a fool of you.

Ask around among your friends, you will be amazed how many of them have sneaked off to the dentist and been fitted with dental implants. Do a straw poll among them and see if they think getting dental implants has been worth the investment. We bet you will find that nearly every single one of them thinks it is money well spent.

Delightful smiles

The straighter your teeth are, the easier it is to keep them clean. As well as that, of course, properly-aligned teeth make for a much more pleasant smile. At Northlight Dental in Milton Keynes, braces come in a variety of styles and materials that remain discreet while they improve your dental alignment.

Braces in Milton KeynesAvoiding dental problems

Braces in Milton Keynes give you the chance to avoid the oral health difficulties associated with poorly-positioned teeth. When you have awkward spaces in your mouth that are difficult for the toothbrush to access, bacteria and tiny bits of food can build up to harmful levels. This can result in bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.

You might also find that your teeth meet at difficult angles when you bite into your food. This misalignment can mean that your teeth and jaw have to work harder to do their jobs, putting you at risk of strain.

Our contemporary braces and aligners can rectify these unwanted conditions, leaving you with teeth that look great and perform efficiently.

Varieties of braces in Milton Keynes

The first stage of your treatment is an in-depth conversation with our dental team. We’ll find out how much you want to change the position of your teeth, and recommend the appropriate treatment. Every option is designed to be discreet, and customised for maximum efficiency.

Fixed braces are attached to the front of your teeth. The ones we use have tooth-coloured brackets, which greatly reduces their visibility. The dentist works to a precise treatment plan, and regular check-ups will ensure everything stays on track.

We also offer clear plastic aligners, sometimes known as invisible braces in Milton Keynes. In this treatment, a series of aligners is produced, based on detailed 3D images of your teeth. You’ll wear a set of these aligners for 7-10 days, before moving on to the next one in the series. Because each set is a slightly different shape, your teeth will be gently moved into improved positions. The aligners can be removed from the mouth when you need to brush your teeth or eat a meal. They’re a very user-friendly type of braces in Milton Keynes.

Long-lasting and powerful new teeth

If you’ve lost teeth in Milton Keynes, dental implants will restore your dental ability and appearance. At Northlight Dental, we’re experienced in providing high-quality dental implants in a variety of tooth loss situations. Whether you’ve lost most of your natural teeth after years of decay, or you’ve had your front teeth knocked out while playing sports, we can give you long-lasting, natural-looking replacements.

Dental Implants in Milton KeynesThe steps towards getting dental implants in Milton Keynes

The process begins with a conversation at our friendly dental practice. Our dental team will discuss with you your dental health history and assess your oral hygiene. You’ll need to have healthy teeth and gums and sufficient jawbone density before you can receive the implants. We might need to do some preliminary work to make sure you’re good to go.

Then there’s a minor surgical procedure, during which our dentist places small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth securely attached to the posts. These teeth are customised for efficient performance and a natural appearance. The whole process can take several months from start to finish.

Health benefits

There are numerous oral health advantages that come from having dental implants in Milton Keynes.

  • The jawbone meshes with the implanted titanium, securely anchoring the new teeth so you can use them just like natural ones. You can bite into and chew your food without worrying the new teeth will fall out;
  • No adhesives are necessary, and it’s easy to clean the new teeth;
  • Your smile will look much more appealing;
  • Your facial bone structure will stay robust. You won’t develop the sunken appearance associated with long-term tooth loss;
  • You might find that speaking is easier, because the new teeth enable better pronunciation of certain words and phrases.

An improved future

All of these benefits mean that having dental implants in Milton Keynes can significantly improve your overall quality of life. While the procedure may require some patience, the results will provide years of satisfaction. If you look after them properly, your new teeth can last for decades.

What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces in Milton Keynes is the name of a treatment that uses braces on the inside of the mouth where they cannot be seen. The dental brackets used are bonded to the lingual surface (tongue side of the tooth), unlike the normal process of sticking brackets on the buccal surface (cheek side of the tooth).

Here at Northlight Dental, your lingual braces in Milton Keynes are based on the same principles as traditional fixed braces. However, the treatment is more technical and can be more time demanding on your dentist and the bracket requires a different design.

Braces in Milton KeynesLingual braces in Milton Keynes are suitable for adults and children who require treatment with braces but would prefer not to have the brackets visible.

Lingual treatment uses small metal brackets that are bonded to the tongue side of the tooth. Normal mouth movements such as talking, or eating will not show the brackets, only when the mouth is opened wide can the brackets be seen at all. This means there is the added bonus that no one ever needs to know you are undergoing any dental correction treatment.

You can win with WIN customised lingual braces in Milton Keynes

WIN lingual braces were initially developed for the treatment of adult patients who desired a subtle approach to their teeth straightening needs. Fortunately, these braces can now used in all age groups, making WIN lingual braces in Milton Keynes a popular choice amongst our patients.

The treatment goals will vary according to each patient’s individual needs. WIN is a custom-made lingual brace that is designed to adapt to individual requirements, creating smiles of confidence without compromise for every patient.

The benefits of WIN lingual braces

The nature of the individual bracket bases allows your lingual braces to be extremely flat against the back of the tooth, creating a more comfortable and subtle approach to your teeth straightening needs.

As well as this, with WIN lingual braces the body of the bracket is fully customised and is customised to each individual tooth, making a perfect, snug fit.

Unlike many other modern braces options, WIN lingual braces can be used in the most complex of dental cases.

The problems of missing teeth

For many of our patients in Milton Keynes, dental implants are an effective and long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. If you suffer from this problem, you’ll already know how a missing tooth can affect your appearance. You’ll also know how it can mean the remaining teeth have to work a bit harder. However, you might not be aware that missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, which affects your facial aesthetics and puts you at risk of injury.

Dental Implants in Milton KeynesThe process of dental implants in Milton Keynes

At the start of your treatment, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with the Northlight Dental team. We’ll talk to you about your dental history, and how you’d like your teeth to look in the future. We’ll make sure that your oral hygiene is of a good enough standard for treatment to begin. Some preliminary work may be needed to achieve this.

Then, in a minor surgical procedure, our dentist will place small metal posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth attached to the posts.

Many advantages

Your Milton Keynes dental implants are fully customised to your needs, so they’ll look and feel natural in your mouth. The benefits are numerous:

  • They’re easy to clean, and you won’t need to use messy adhesives to keep them in place;
  • The jawbone forms a strong bond with the implanted metal posts. With your new teeth securely anchored, you can enjoy biting into and chewing your favourite foods, without worrying about dentures falling out onto the dinner table;
  • Your facial bone structure will stay robust. You’ll avoid developing the sunken look that can happen when removable dentures are worn for a long time;
  • You may feel your speech is more fluent, because it’s easier to pronounce certain words and phrases.

Long-lasting benefits

All of the above benefits will continue for many years after you’ve received your dental implants in Milton Keynes. If the new teeth are properly cared for, they could last for decades. The implant procedure can be a real long-term boost to your overall quality of life.

Charlotte on joining the Northlight Dental Team

I started working at Northlight Dental in November 2017. After a long career as a dancer and personal trainer I decided it was time to find a stable role within a company who strives to help people. And after travelling around the world and working with different people from various walks of life I came to realise where my real passion was, and that was to meet new people and help them in whichever way I could.

Since starting at Northlight Dental I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of our patients and assisting them however I can, whether it be simply booking an appointment or being a sense of reassurance that they are in the best hands. Whilst I was applying for roles the main thing I was looking for was a family environment with a close hard working team, which I am pleased to say I have most definitely found.

Starting the ‘Front of House’ role at Northlight has been nothing but positive, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous to learn the way the company system works and how to correctly keep the reception organised, I have found it challenging but at the same time very rewarding.

I have been lucky to enough to receive wonderful training including an external training day where I have been taught how to calmly and correctly approach the role. I have now found myself working in a business that has an incredible vision to create the best experience for people seeking dental work which I am thoroughly enjoying.

I am excited for my future at Northlight Dental and want to thank the team for being so welcoming.

Straighter teeth

Straighter teeth tend to look more appealing. They’re also better for your oral health. By wearing braces in Milton Keynes, you can bring your teeth into a more pleasant and effective alignment. At Northlight Dental, we have a lot of experience in providing patients with better-looking smiles. We use a range of contemporary methods to suit all kinds of realignment needs.

Easier oral health care

Braces in Milton KeynesThere are several oral health difficulties that can be avoided by wearing braces in Milton Keynes. Crooked smiles have awkward areas between the teeth, which your toothbrush can find difficult to reach. These areas can hide food particles and bacteria, which can build up to harmful levels, increasing your risk of bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay.

When your teeth are positioned at wonky angles, and your bite is misaligned, your jaw has to work extra hard, which can lead to strain or injury.

The negative effect on your appearance created by badly-positioned teeth can be a real bother. Some people feel the need to hide their smile at social events, particularly when photographs are being taken.

A range of treatments

At Northlight Dental, we’ll provide you with Milton Keynes braces that are appropriate for your realignment needs. We use discreet appliances that stay hidden while treatment is ongoing. This minimises the potential embarrassment that some people associate with wearing braces. They can be made of tooth-coloured or transparent materials, or attached to the back of the teeth.

Braces work by applying gentle pressure to the teeth. It takes time for teeth to move, so you’ll need patience to achieve the best results. Small adjustments can make a big difference, and if you only need to move a few of your most prominent teeth, the overall treatment duration might be quite short. In other cases, you might wear the braces for a year or longer.

Once the braces come off, we might give you a retainer to wear while you sleep. This ensures the teeth will settle in securely to their new positions. Although it takes time, you’ll be able to enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits of straighter teeth for many years after your treatment is over.