As your child’s adult teeth begin to make an appearance, you may notice the development of common dental issues, like crooked or crowded teeth. These issues can cause long-term problems in adulthood. Early orthodontic treatment can help prevent these complications. At Lansdowne Orthodontics in Leesburg, VA and South Riding, Virginia, Dr. Hukmani's goal is to improve the health and lives of children by providing the appropriate orthodontic care. Schedule a complimentary consultation appointment by calling the office today.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the correction and prevention of teeth and jaw bone irregularities. Also, it addresses alignment issues with children's teeth, an improvement in their bite, and optimal functioning of their jaw bones.
At Lansdowne Orthodontics, Dr. Hukmani offers orthodontic evaluations for children, starting at age seven. Your child may need orthodontic services to correct common dental issues, such as:
Dr. Hukmani’s goals for your child’s orthodontic treatment is an improvement in the alignment of the teeth, an improvement in how the teeth function, and an improvement in the facial balance and smile for children with jaw size discrepancies.
The ideal age for most children to get braces and other orthodontic services is 7-14. At this age, correcting misaligned teeth and growth modifications of the facial structure can prevent additional medical issues that develop as your child grows.
Dr. Hukmani offers several types of braces, including:
Dr. Hukmani evaluates your child’s teeth during a comprehensive exam to determine which type of braces will work best to treat their existing issues.
Every child’s dental needs are different and Dr. Hukmani creates a customized care plan to achieve the desired results.
In many cases, children wear braces for a year or longer to correct misaligned teeth. Following the removal of their braces, they may also need to wear a retainer for several years — either full time or while they sleep — to prevent teeth from relapse or shifting.
It is important that your children brush their teeth carefully after each meal and snack, using a soft bristle toothbrush. Dr. Hukmani and our team will show your child how to clean around the braces to remove food debris that can lead to cavities. Children should avoid eating sticky or hard foods that can stick to or damage braces.
Regular appointments for dental examination and routine cleanings with your child’s dentist are an important part of overall dental care. Dr. Hukmani schedules follow-up appointments to monitor the condition of their braces and the progress of their teeth movement.