Invisalign is a clear way to realign teeth without the stigma of traditional braces. Adult patients enjoy this clear braces system for the discreet nature of the aligners. The clear aligners will not interrupt your social or professional life. Correct the cosmetic orthodontic concerns that have troubled you your whole life or that have recently developed with this innovative teeth straightening system.
Dr. Mohammad Izadi is a certified Timonium, MD, Invisalign provider for teens and adults. Offering comprehensive orthodontic analysis and exams, Dr. Izadi helps patients determine the best course of treatment for their orthodontic concerns.
Dr. Izadi’s goal is to provide orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying structural and skeletal issues that cause crooked teeth and bite misalignment. This comprehensive approach to treating orthodontic dental concerns allows for lasting results and a lower risk of orthodontic relapse years later.
Invisalign for Orthodontic Relapse
Orthodontic relapse can happen years after orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic relapse occurs when patients’ teeth begin to shift later in life after having received prior treatment to correct their orthodontic concerns. When treated as soon as the problem starts to develop, Dr. Izadi can conservatively treat minor tooth misalignment.
Invisalign is an ideal treatment for patients experiencing an orthodontic relapse. Discreet, convenient, and comfortable, qualifying patients can opt out of traditional braces for discreet, clear aligners.
Invisalign®: What to Expect
Invisalign works using a series of clear plastic aligners that are fabricated to the specifications of each patient. The aligners are efficient, discreet, and comfortable to wear. Adult patients enjoy being able to improve their orthodontic health without disruption to their daily routine.
Dr. Izadi takes 3-D images of the patient’s teeth and jaw using iTero scanning technology. The images are used to create 3-D digital models of the patient’s mouth. He is able to map out you’re your custom treatment plan without the use of messy molds.
Using this innovative technology, patients are able to see a projection of their results at each step. These models are sent to the Invisalign lab and then used to fabricate a customized series of aligners that will gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.
The aligners are fabricated using SmartTrack® materials, a soft-hard clear plastic. The ultra-thin and highly durable 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.
Your Invisalign aligners are to be worn for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day, seven days a week. Each set of aligners is switched out about every one to two weeks as teeth are gently shifted into alignment. The aligners move the jaw and teeth into placement gradually.
Can Invisalign fix an open bite?
Yes. Invisalign can fix a variety of mild to moderate bite issues, including open bite, overbite, and underbite. If you have more severe bite issues, Dr. Izadi can recommend a more effective treatment.
Will Invisalign cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
No. Invisalign clear aligners do not affect tooth sensitivity. You may experience a little discomfort when first starting Invisalign treatment, but it should not affect sensitivity.
Will Invisalign damage my teeth?
No. Your teeth will not stain, damage, or get infected while wearing Invisalign. Make sure you maintain a good oral health routine, remove your aligners when you eat and clean your teeth before putting them back on.
How long does it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
It usually takes 9 to 12 months to complete Invisalign treatment. Although, the severity of your issue will affect the timeline. Most patients start seeing results within the first 4 months!
Which is better: traditional braces or Invisalign?
This depends on how badly your crooked teeth issue is affecting you. If you have severe overcrowding and severe misalignment, you will be better off with traditional braces. If you have mild issues, Invisalign might be for you. Remember to ask our orthodontist which option is best for your unique needs before assuming your treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for an orthodontist that offers Invisalign® in the Cockeysville, MD, Sparks, MD, Hunt Valley, MD, Jacksonville, MD, and Timonium, MD area, contact Izadi Orthodontics to schedule a dental consultation. Dr. Izadi will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if clear aligners are right for you.