Valley Dental Health

Crooked Teeth

Do you hide your smile because of crooked teeth?

Many patients come to our Hunt Valley area dental office complaining about their crooked teeth. Many are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of their smile, but few consider the health problems that can be caused by or made worse by crooked teeth.

  • Creates issues with the bite that can lead to TMJ and chronic pain
  • They make it hard to clean to teeth increasing the chances of tooth decay
  • They can cause periodontal disease
  • Can cause overcrowding
  • Leads to wear and tear of the teeth
  • Make patients self-conscious of their smile

Our dentists, Ashley Izadi, DDS, and Roham Rafat, DDS, MS, are a husband and wife team in Cockeysville, MD. Both have extensive training and experience in all aspects of dentistry and offer a wide range of solutions for crooked teeth. We can help you straighten teeth with or without braces.

A beautiful, healthy smile is often what we remember when meeting someone for the first time. Have you been uncomfortable with your smile because of stained, crooked, or damaged teeth?

We offer cosmetic dental procedures that can straighten, whiten, and makeover your smile! Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of procedures that can not only “fix” the appearance of a patient’s smile, but restore dental health and make your smile more comfortable.

Dr. Roham Rafat has extensive training and experience in periodontics and implant prosthodontics. Along with Dr. Ashley Izadi, we offer Baltimore county residents the smile they desire.

Dr. Rafat and Dr. Izadi will take ample time with each patient, evaluate their dental health and ensure that the results will be comfortable, functional, and long-lasting.

Options for Straightening Crooked Teeth


Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat are Invisalign dentists in Hunt Valley MD and surrounding communities. Valley Dental Health offers comfortable, discreet treatment without traditional metal braces. Invisalign is the most popular invisible braces system, perfect for adults and teens who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to gently reposition teeth. Patients love Invisalign because the aligners are virtually invisible and because they are removable, they don’t interfere with most of their daily habits.

Porcelain Veneers

Our dentists may use porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of teeth and can be used to correct minor alignment issues, gaps between teeth, and tooth symmetry concerns.

Dental Crowns

Similar to veneers, except that they cover the entire tooth like a cap. Our dentists use dental crowns in cases where there are also concerns with the health and/or stability of the tooth, such as cavities, tooth wear, or broken teeth.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is an excellent option for improving the appearance of crooked teeth. Applied directly to the tooth, this procedure is quick and cost-effective for treating teeth, but is not permanent and may need to be touched up in the future.

Crooked Teeth FAQs

Do I have to fix my crooked teeth?

Most of the time, crooked teeth are simply a cosmetic concern. However, it can lead to oral health concerns. People with crooked teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. For this reason, most dentists will recommend that you have your crooked teeth straightened.

Will crooked teeth straighten out on their own?

Sometimes children’s adult teeth will erupt crooked but eventually straighten out as they mature and grow. However, if your teeth are crooked as an adult, you will most likely need some type of orthodontic treatment to straighten them out.

Will crooked teeth affect my speech?

Yes, people with crooked teeth may have problems pronouncing certain sounds. This is actually the most common side effect of crooked teeth.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

This will depend on how severe they are and which treatment you will receive. Most orthodontic treatments will take about 6 months – 2 years.

Get Straighter Teeth in Hunt Valley, MD Today

Few people are born with a “perfect smile”. Schedule a consultation with Cockeysville dentists Dr. Izadi and Dr. Rafat to find out which treatment options are right for you. Call (410) 803-5587 or request an appointment online.

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