The Invisalign clear aligner system is the easiest way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you have always wanted. Many people worldwide have enjoyed the benefits invisible braces have to offer. Dr. Mohammad Izadi offers Invisalign to his patients in the Jacksonville, MD, area to straighten smiles and improve dental health without impacting the appearance of their smiles.
The greatest benefit of Invisalign is it is practically invisible. No one will notice that you are wearing clear braces. These aligners are made of ultra-thin, ultra-clear, hard-soft plastic. In general, it works by wearing a series of aligners for about 2 weeks at a time. They will comfortably reposition your teeth in about 6-12 months.
What Does Invisalign Treat?
Orthodontists use this clear aligner system to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems in addition to crooked teeth. These problems include:
- Open bite
- Orthodontic relapse
- Gapped teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
Invisalign can be a successful treatment for both adults as well as young adults because their teeth are constantly shifting as they develop and grow. There are many reasons you should choose clear aligners over metal braces. Some people cannot handle how noticeable braces are and would prefer a more discreet treatment to avoid embarrassment. Did you know there are no food restrictions with invisible braces? Because they are removable, they can be taken out to eat, allowing you to consume a well-balanced diet.
You won’t need to worry about food getting caught up in your braces. You will also be able to remove them to care for your teeth properly. You can brush and floss without any obstructions, which means you have a lesser chance of getting cavities. For young adults, Invisalign means still being able to participate in extracurricular activities without having to worry about braces like playing an instrument or playing sports.
About the Invisalign Process
The entire Invisalign process is easier than metal braces. It will begin with Dr. Izadi taking 3-D images of your teeth and jaw using iTero scanning technology. These images are then sent to the Invisalign lab and used to create a customized series of clear aligners. They can also be used to show you the end results so you can see what your smile will look like by the end of your treatment.
The Invisible aligners are created using SmartTrack® materials, a soft-hard clear plastic that is ultra-thin and very durable. This material is transparent and designed to fit snugly against the teeth, making them virtually invisible to others. The soft plastic material and the aligner’s low profile help to reduce irritation of the lips, tongue, and gums.
When your invisible braces are ready, you will return to our Jacksonville, MD, area orthodontist office to receive your first set of aligners that will slowly reposition the teeth. About every two weeks, you will get a new set of clear aligners according to the detailed treatment plan created by Dr. Izadi.
They should be worn for 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue your normal oral hygiene routine. The length of your treatment and the number of aligners you will need depends on the severity of your dental concerns and your cosmetic goals. Most patients will complete treatment in 12 months.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for an orthodontist that offers Invisalign® in Cockeysville, MD, Sparks, MD, and Hunt Valley, MD, and Timonium, 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.