As a certified Invisalign® provider, Dr. Mohammad Izadi is committed to providing the highest standard of care for patients seeking orthodontic treatment with clear braces. It is often the perfect solution for teens and adults who do not want the hassles and discomfort of traditional metal braces.
Patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns may be able to correct their smiles using Invisalign clear braces. These invisible braces are safe, comfortable, convenient, and virtually an unnoticeable option for a straighter and healthier smile. Dr. Izadi uses Invisalign braces at his Hunt Valley, MD area orthodontist office to treat:
- Crooked teeth
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Orthodontic relapse
Invisalign® vs Metal Braces
There are various types of orthodontic treatments available today. Traditional braces are the conventional treatment but there are many disadvantages to using them when compared to Invisalign. Invisible braces alleviate many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces. They are efficient, discreet, and comfortable to wear. The main benefits of the Invisalign treatment include:
Discreet treatment – Invisalign is clear, virtually invisible, and unnoticeable to anyone else. Metal braces are very noticeable and unsightly. Oftentimes, food gets caught in the metal braces causing embarrassing situations, especially for adults. With these clear braces, no one will even know you are wearing braces.
No dietary restrictions – If you have to wear metal braces, there is a long list of foods you should avoid eating including food that is hard, chewy, or crunchy. One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign® is you can remove them to eat.
Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care – You can remove Invisalign to brush your teeth and floss as you normally would. Being able to remove them to brush your teeth also eliminates the risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached metal brackets. With braces, they will be permanently attached to your teeth where they will remain for 6 months up to 3 years.
Comfortable – Metal braces are comprised of brackets that are bonded to your teeth then those brackets are connected with a thin metal wire which can often cause discomfort. These parts protrude from the teeth and can puncture or scratch the inside of your mouth. Invisalign aligners are made from a mold of your mouth and teeth and therefore sit comfortably against your teeth.
What to Expect From Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is a series of custom-made aligners that are clear, plastic, ultra-thin aligners that are fabricated to the specifications of each patient. They are made of highly durable material that is transparent and designed to fit snugly against the teeth. They will gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.
The process begins with Dr. Izadi taking 3-D images of the patient’s teeth and jaw using iTero scanning technology at his Hunt Valley, MD orthodontist office. The images are used to create 3-D digital models of the patient’s mouth.
With these images, Dr. Izadi will create a customized treatment plan. This innovative technology will also allow the patients to see a projection of their results. The 3-D images along with impressions of your teeth will be used to fabricate your invisible braces in a local Invisalign® lab from high-quality soft-hard clear plastic.
The number of aligners and treatment times will vary depending on the problem(s) being addressed and the desired result. You will change your clear braces according to your personal treatment plan, but generally every two weeks.
The aligners are to be worn about 20-22 hours per day, leaving plenty of time to remove them so you can enjoy the foods you love and maintain good oral hygiene. Cleaning your teeth properly is imperative to avoiding gum disease that may lead to missing teeth or bone loss. Generally speaking, treatment takes 6 to 9 months, but some patients may achieve the results they want in as few as 3 or 4 months.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for an orthodontist that offers Invisalign® in the Cockeysville, MD, Timonium, MD, and Hunt Valley, MD area, contact Izadi Orthodontics to schedule a consultation. Dr. Izadi will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if clear aligners are right for you.