Dr. Khakhria will always advise you to see an orthodontist in any situation where you have questions about moving teeth and the bite. So when it comes to tooth whitening he would suggest consulting with your cosmetic dentist. Your cosmetic dentist will have the most experience in this area and therefore be the best to answer the question.
Call our office to see Dr. Khakhria as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more the teeth will begin to shift. Have a new retainer made before they move excessively. If they have moved too much, Dr. Khakhria will consider options to line your teeth up again. The more the teeth have moved the harder it is to get them straight again. So, don’t wait too long!!
The average orthodontic case under Dr. Khakhria’s care is completed within 15-18 months. He thinks of himself as the patient’s GPS system. His duty is to “guide” you to through your treatment. It is up to the patient how fast they want to drive to their destination. Factors that speed up treatment are good hygiene, looking after your braces/clear aligners, following instructions to the letter, keeping your appointments.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children with a frequency of every 6 months. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. A number of factors might make it a good idea to see a dentist three or more times a year. People whose diet is rich in sugary foods or drinks should consider more frequent checkups within 6 months. The majority of people will produce enough tartar in 6 months that it will need to be scraped off by a dental professional.
One of the questions we get often is how long it takes to straighten or whiten teeth. Straightening or whitening teeth on a time crunch, although not ideal, is a possibility! There are many people like brides, adults who have already had braces, and people with an event date who want something small fixed for their event on a time crunch.
With Dr. Milan Khakhria, this absolutely can be done. Dr. Khakhria can straighten the front teeth within 3 months. This does not mean the treatment is complete, however you can halt the treatment temporarily at a stage that is a lot more esthetic than what you started with.
Remember, those pictures will be around forever and straight front teeth will make a difference! After the honeymoon or event, we can continue the treatment to completion. Whitening can be done a week before the big day. No problem there. Call us today for a free exam!
The Jacaranda Smiles team is offering a special for mothers in honor of Mother’s Day coming up! We want to give all moms a chance to win a prize just for them so that they have a day of relaxation.
Interested in winning a FREE Spa Package compliments of Drs. Khakhria and Landa? It is easy to enter, but we need your help!
Here is how you enter:
- Ask us for some of our “Refer a Friend” cards.
- Write your name on the back on the “Referred by” line & give the cards to your friends.
- When your friend brings the card in, we will put it into the drawing!
A winner will be drawn once a month from now until June!
Your referral is the biggest compliment that you could ever give us. We would like to reward all mothers and fathers for passing along our name!