Straight, healthy teeth are something to be proud of, but if yours could use some improvement, braces may be the solution. At Lansdowne Orthodontics in Leesburg and South Riding, Virginia, Dr. Hukmani offers comprehensive treatment using traditional metal braces. He creates a customized treatment plan to shift your teeth into place, close gaps, and improve crowding issues. Braces are effective at any age, and it’s never too late to improve your smile and your oral health. Schedule a braces consultation by calling Dr. Hukmani’s office.
While many people consider braces to be for teenagers, you can benefit from wearing them at any age. Braces are effective at realigning your teeth into the proper position, improving both your smile and self-confidence.
Braces are also effective at correcting dental issues and improving your oral health, including correcting your bite and a misaligned jaw.
Dr. Hukmani can determine if you’re a good candidate for braces based on a thorough evaluation and review of your oral health history.
The process of placing your braces involves minimal discomfort, and Dr. Hukmani ensures you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
He initially polishes your teeth and applies a priming agent to prepare them for the adhesive. Once your teeth are ready, Dr. Hukmani uses a dental-safe bonding glue to attach brackets before adding the wires.
There will be a period of adjustment for you to get used to having the appliances in your mouth. During your initial weeks wearing braces, you may use over-the-counter pain medications to relieve any discomfort you have. Overall though, braces shouldn’t hurt.
If you feel any discomfort during your treatment, let Dr. Hukmani know right away so that he can make necessary adjustments.
Dr. Hukmani first creates a customized treatment plan and discusses how long he anticipates your need to wear braces, based on your specific dental health and alignment issues. You can expect to wear braces for 1-3 years to achieve your desired results.
Based on your treatment plan, Dr. Hukmani may request check-up appointments every month or two to make necessary adjustments. He also checks your teeth throughout treatment to ensure they're moving into the proper position.
You also need to keep up with your regular dental visits while wearing braces for cleanings and checkups. These visits ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.
Additionally, you should be consistent with your oral hygiene, brushing your teeth after every meal and before you go to bed. Brushing frequently ensures a clean, healthy mouth.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about the benefits of braces.