With advancements in orthodontics and dental technology, there are now more options than ever when it comes to choosing the style of braces that is right for you. As a highly trained and Board Certified Cockeysville MD orthodontist, Dr. Izadi has the specialized knowledge to offer patients a full range of treatment options. Izadi Orthodontics offers different types of braces and works one-on-one with patients to determine which treatment options will provide optimal and lasting results.
The style of braces a patient wears will be dependent on their age, oral health needs, orthodontic concerns, and personal preference. All patients receive a thorough bite and jaw analysis of their entire occlusal system, including the musculoskeletal structure of the face and jaw. Izadi Orthodontics strives to provide treatment that sustains results long after the completion of treatment, taking the time to complete a thorough analysis of your overall oral health and how all aspects are functioning. Our comprehensive approach to orthodontics and smile retention reduces the risk of orthodontic relapse with personalized oral care advice for our patients.
Invisalign provides teen and adult patients with the most discreet option for straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign is ideal for mild to moderate orthodontic concerns and is most commonly used to treat orthodontic relapse.
Aligners are custom designed using 3-D digital scanners and imaging. Dr. Izadi builds “blueprints” used by the Invisalign lab to fabricate a series of aligners. Each set of aligners is worn in progression and will gradually shift teeth into alignment.
Aligners are made of a clear soft-hard plastic that does irritate the gums or other soft oral tissues. Designed to fit snugly against the teeth, aligners are virtually invisible. Aligners are removable for oral hygiene and for a diet without restriction.
Ceramic braces, commonly referred to as clear braces, use brackets made of ceramic instead of traditional metal. The high-quality dental ceramic is made to match the color of your teeth for a more discreet option for realigning crooked teeth.
Ceramic braces are a great option for teens or adults looking to realign their teeth or adjust their bite without the bulky appearance of metal braces.
Ceramic braces tend to be more delicate than metal brackets and require more thorough oral hygiene and care. Proactive oral hygiene can prevent yellowing or discoloration of the brackets.
Self-litigating braces look similar to traditional metal braces but do not require elastic rubber bands. Replacing the elastic is a special clip that guides the arch wire. Self-litigating braces gradually shift the teeth into alignment.
Patients enjoy fewer visits to our orthodontic office for the tightening of braces with self-litigating braces. Without the use of elastics, patients do not need to return to the office as much as with traditional braces. Metal, ceramic or clear brackets can be used with self-litigating braces.
Placed by a trained and experienced orthodontist, Lingual braces are not visible to other people because they attach to the back of the teeth. The brackets are customized to the shape of each tooth and fit snuggly against the backside of the teeth, gently repositioning them to improve your dental health according to your individual treatment plan.
Lingual braces are ideal for patients who have more complex orthodontic concerns but do not want the visual appearance of braces.
What types of braces are right for me?
Todays options for braces are more universal than ever, meaning that no type of brace exclusively treats a specific orthodontic issue. All of our braces options can treat a variety of orthodontic concerns and are all-inclusive to patients of all ages. The type of braces you choose will primarily be based on your aesthetic preferences.
How long do I have to wear braces?
The treatment time for braces will depend on the severity of your malocclusion. A general guide to determine how long you will be wearing your braces is how many teeth are affected and how old you are. Younger patients benefit from shorter treatment times because their mouths are still developing and teeth are easier to guide into position.
Will braces change the way I speak?
There is an adjustment period, and you will need to be patient while you get used to talking with braces. Some patients get a temporary lisp, but do not permanently develop speech impediments. Most patients do not have speech issues with braces. If you are concerned about developing speech issues, consider Invisalign.