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Timonium, MD Orthodontist Blog


Fixes for a Gummy Smile

When you look in the mirror, do you notice that your smile is not proportionate? Do your gums take up more space than your teeth? If you said yes to either of these, you may have a gummy smile. Normally,…


Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Our smiles say a lot about us. They show the world our inner selves, our passions, and our joys. Smiles can lift us up and hold the attention of a room. Your smile is incredibly important. What do you want…


How Does A Tooth Extraction Work?

Hearing that you have to have a tooth extracted can be scary. It is totally understandable if you have some fears or anxiety. A tooth extraction is a last resort for damaged teeth. Typically, your dentist will try to save…


What Is an Open Bite?

The way your top and bottom teeth fit together is called a “bite.” Your bite functions with all of your teeth touching and working together to help you speak and eat. Sometimes there are problems with your bite that not…


What Is Tongue Tie?

Tongue tie is a condition in which the range of motion of the tongue is limited due to a malformation. This malformation lies with the small band of tissue under the tongue that connects the tip of the tongue to…


Thumb Sucking & Orthodontics

Thumb sucking is a common habit among babies, toddlers, and even school-age children. While it offers comfort and often helps your child fall asleep, thumb sucking can have a detrimental effect on oral health and development over time. The pressures…


The Importance of Retainers

Completing orthodontic treatment is an exciting day and we know you are looking forward to the removal of any and all appliances, brackets, wires, and aligners. However, we also want you to keep that beautiful new smile looking great for…


What Is VPro for Orthodontics?

Would you like to reduce your orthodontic treatment time? Dr. Izadi offers enhanced Invisalign treatment with VPro™, a unique technology that can accelerate tooth movement. Similar to Propel for orthodontics, many patients also enjoy less discomfort with their aligners when…


Does My Child Need Two-Phase Treatment?

There are several oral development concerns that should be evaluated by Dr. Izadi and possibly addressed with phase one orthodontic treatment. For children with concerns about their oral health and development, early intervention can set the stage for normal, healthy…


Invisalign for Adults: What Are the Benefits?

Do you have teeth that are crooked? Are you embarrassed about the appearance of your smile but concerned about getting braces as an adult? Dr. Izadi treats adult patients and offers convenient and discreet treatment for many adult orthodontic needs…