Lansdowne Orthodontics: Navin Hukmani, DDS

Creating Beautiful Faces One Smile At A Time!

Navin Hukmani, DDS is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics who offers compassionate and comprehensive orthodontic services at Lansdowne Orthodontics in Leesburg, VA and South Riding, VA. Dr. Hukmani uses his exceptional clinical skills to provide the most up-to-date orthodontic techniques for both adults and children. Also, he specializes in growth modification treatment and airway focused orthodontics for the treatment of sleep apnea and related issues such as TMJ pain and discomfort. Graduating with bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Hukmani later earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. In 2002, Dr. Hukmani completed his residency in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2007, Dr. Hukmani voluntarily completed requirements to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This effort in continuing education is unique in that it applies earlier classroom work and conventional continuing education to the real world of patient care, culminating in the presentation of treatment results for critical review by a panel of nationally respected peers. This certification includes a written examination, oral exam, and case presentations, and he will also undergo rigorous re-examination maintenance at scheduled intervals through his career. Besides his diplomate training, Dr. Hukmani is associated with the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Northern Virginia Dental Society, and the National Dental Honors Society Dr. Hukmani and his wife, Monica, have lived in the Washington metropolitan area for more than 35 years. Dr. Hukmani and his family love a variety of outdoor sports, traveling, and photography to record their wonderful memories. Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska; Certificate In Orthodontics University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; DDS, Magna Cum Laude Graduate University of Maryland, School of Engineering, College Park, Maryland; BS in Chemical Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; BS in Biochemistry Dental Area of Focus: Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions: Omicron Kappa Upsilon (2000) National Dental Honor Society Professional School Scholarship (1999 to 2000) Maryland Higher Education Commission State Scholarship Administration Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society (1998 to Present) Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society (1998 to Present) Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland Maryland Senatorial Scholarship (1991, 1994, 1996 to 2000) Maryland Higher Education Commission State Scholarship Administration Maryland General State Scholarship (1992, 1993, 1995) Maryland Higher Education Commission State Scholarship Administration Dental Industry Associations/Organizations: American Association of Orthodontists (2000 to Present) Virginia Dental Association (2002 to Present) Northern Virginia Dental Society (2002 to Present) American Dental Association (1996 to Present) Maryland State Dental Association (1998 to Present) Korean-American Student Dental Association (1998 to 2000) American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1994 to 1995) American Chemical Society (1994 to 1995) Hometown: Rockville, MD Hobbies/Interests: Weight training, hiking, traveling, nature photography

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Common Childhood Oral Health Problems (and How to Prevent Them!)
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If you are looking for a budget-friendly option for orthodontic treatment, you may be tempted to turn to direct-to-consumer appliances. While you may save some money with these do-it-yourself products, the potential risks far outweigh the benefits of professionally facilitated orthodontics. And if problems arise, your dental bill will far outweigh your savings!

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What Is Diastema (and How Do I Treat It)?
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Diastema is the medical term for a gap between teeth. Most common in the front two teeth, there is no natural way to prevent or reverse the formation of diastemas. While they have no symptoms by themselves, they can make people self-conscious about their smiles, and also contribute to other malocclusions. Fortunately, orthodontics can easily correct this condition to give you a gap-free, gleaming smile.

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Dental Braces: Dealing With Discomfort
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Acclimating to orthodontic appliances can be challenging, especially for children. A good way to adapt to initial discomfort after an adjustment or receiving a new appliance is to switch to a soft and liquid diet temporarily. Smoothies, soups, and mac and cheese are all easy on the teeth and won't force hard chewing which can strain against your tender gums.

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Looking to make a major difference in your smile while minimizing the inconvenience of orthodontic treatment? Dr. Hukmani and Lansdowne orthodontics have you covered with Invisalign! These nearly invisible plastic aligners can be removed for meals and cleaning while providing the same results as traditional braces. Visit us for a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you!

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Exceptionally trained and qualified, Dr. Navin Hukmani, DDS is proud to serve Leesburg and South Riding areas of Virginia. Call us today at 703-424-9773 (Leesburg office) or 703-429-0874 (South Riding office) to schedule an appointment.

Refining Dental Practice-Based on Patients’ Perspectives
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How Drug Abuse Affects Dental Health

Drug Addiction and Dental Care
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Addictions are, by definition, bad for you, but repeated drug use will hit your teeth especially hard. Certain drugs will cause your gumline to withdraw, and alcohol abuse can dehydrate your teeth and corrode them directly. Finally, those deep into addiction will often neglect oral hygiene in favor of trying to find more drugs.

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Running’s Toll on Teeth
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Running is a great way to stay fit, but it can hit your teeth surprisingly hard! Using sugary drinks to refuel will corrode your teeth, and opening your mouth while running to inhale can dry out your mouth, making it more susceptible to bacterial infection. And even though pounding the pavement is not as risky as contact sports, accidents are still possible, making mouthguards a smart decision.

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Eating around braces can be tricky, especially for kids, but you don’t have to compromise on flavor to have a feeling meal during orthodontic treatment. This list of delicious lunches is bracket and wire friendly. Mashed potatoes, ice cream, brownies, chili, and meatloaf are all filling, tasty and easy on the teeth!

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Poor oral health doesn’t only lead to oral health problems. If you’re not taking care of your oral health it can also lead to high blood pressure. For National Blood Pressure Awareness Month make sure you are visiting your primary care physician to make sure your blood pressure is at a healthy level.

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Eating well is important to living a longer and more joyful life. Here are some great tips on how you can incorporate hearty nutrition into your day to day routine. Try to stay away from any processed foods or added sugar. These types of foods contain “empty” calories that don’t benefit your hunger or health at all. Most importantly, there is not one diet that fits all. Try to find the best plan for you that fits your routine and body. Any progress toward eating healthier has longer-term benefits for your future!

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Choosing the Best Braces for Your Unique Smile
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Orthodontic appliances come in many varieties, each with unique strengths and functions. Metal braces are cost-effective and extremely flexible in terms of what malocclusions they can correct. Plastic Invisalign straighteners are a cosmetic-conscious option that also offers the convenience of a fully removable appliance when eating. See our full list of options here!

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Exceptionally trained and qualified, Dr. Hukmani is proud to serve Leesburg and South Riding areas of Virginia. Call us today at 703-424-9773 (Leesburg office) or 703-429-0874 (South Riding office) to schedule an appointment.

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Like our teeth, gums, and tongue, retainers accumulate bacteria and need regular cleanings or else they can harm your smile and give you bad breath. Most removable retainers can be cleaned with warm water and cotton swabs. Avoid using toothpaste though, because they are abrasive and can scrape away at the shape of your retainer.

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How to Handle Loose Brackets on Braces
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Accidents happen, and things fall apart—including braces. If a brace bracket comes loose due to an injury, eating something you aren’t supposed to, or any other reason, call your orthodontist right away. If you need to wait a few days until your appointment, try coating the loose bracket with orthodontic wax, so it doesn’t irritate your gums!

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How Vaping can Devastate Your Smile
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Vaping and e-cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative to traditional forms of smoking, but there are still several serious health problems associated with these products. These products contribute to dry mouth and can cause tooth decay via flavored coatings like glycerin.

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Exceptionally trained and qualified, Dr. Hukmani is proud to serve Leesburg and South Riding areas of Virginia. Call us today at 703-424-9773 (Leesburg office) or 703-429-0874 (South Riding office) to schedule an appointment.

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Many patients view orthodontics as a temporary measure and neglect to take care of their teeth after all their hard work with an appliance! The truth is, teeth can shift back to their original positions after they have been adjusted, meaning retainers are a crucial part of preserving your orthodontic progress! At Lansdowne, we craft comfortable, personalized retainers that hold your teeth in place, ensuring your smile stays straight and healthy!

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Exceptionally trained and qualified, Dr. Hukmani is proud to serve Leesburg and South Riding areas of Virginia. Call us today at 703-424-9773 (Leesburg office) or 703-429-0874 (South Riding office) to schedule an appointment.

Coffee Fanatic? Here’s How to Keep Your Teeth Stain-Free!
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Many of us need a cup of joe to get up in the morning, or to make it over the afternoon hump, but it can easily leave unappealing stains on your teeth. Brushing and flossing are your first line of defense, but if your teeth are still turning brown or yellow, there are other things you can try. Drink coffee with a straw, or try a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste. And if you are really struggling, turn to your dentist for their advice!

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Things to Consider When Picking the Right Orthodontic Appliance
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If you are suffering from bite problems, the good news is you have dozens of options available to correct the position of your teeth. Metal braces are a reliable, cost-effective option that can correct a wide variety of malocclusions, while plastic aligners and “invisible” braces are cosmetic-conscious options. Retainers are a go-to solution for preserving orthodontic progress made with aligners and braces.

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Orthodontic Care for Any Age
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Many adults assume that once they are out of high school or college, the window has closed for straighter teeth, but nothing could be further from the truth. Lansdowne Orthodontics is proud to offer treatment plans for patients of all ages -- we will help you achieve the smile of your dreams on your schedule, with accelerated options and a full range of appliances available!

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Exceptionally trained and qualified, Dr. Hukmani is proud to serve Leesburg and South Riding areas of Virginia. Call us today at 703-424-9773 (Leesburg office) or 703-429-0874 (South Riding office) to schedule an appointment.

The Tremendous Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
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Sports With High Risk for Dental Damage
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All athletic activities carry the risk of dental injury, but some sports pose a greater risk to your teeth than others. Some sports to watch out for include basketball, extreme sports (like skateboarding), and any activity where people swing poles, sticks, or bats. If you’re an athlete, be sure to invest in a mouthguard. It’s much cheaper than dental work from an accident!

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Is Fruit Good or Bad for Your Smile?
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Teeth Risks of Chewing Tobacco
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19415 Deerfield Avenue, Suite 306
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

Our practice provides orthodontic services to the communties of Loudoun County and surrounding areas. We treat children as young as seven to monitor growth and modify jaw alignment. We also treat teens and adults who are looking to improve the health and beauty of their smiles. We work closely with the local dentists to ensure our patients' hygiene and oral health care result in beautiful smiles.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 09:30 - 17:30
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