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Invisalign® Hunt Valley MD

Invisalign®An Overview

Valley Dental Health offers Invisalign® for teens and adults in Hunt Valley, Sparks, Phoenix, MD and the greater Baltimore metro area. Invisalign is the leading type of clear braces, helping teens and adults straighten their smiles without metal braces.

Invisalign uses a series of removable trays to gently reposition teeth. Ideal for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic care.

For her work with Invisalign in 2017, Dr. Ashley Izadi was awarded The Galler Cup, which is awarded to the Top Invisalign General Dentists in North America. Dr. Izadi and our entire dental care team are comitted to providing the best in Invisalign treatment in the Baltimore, MD area.


When most people think of orthodontic treatment, metal braces are what usually come to mind. Invisalign clear retainers offer patients of ALL ages the opportunity to treat a variety of dental problems, including cosmetic concerns and crooked teeth. Invisalign can offer dental patients the benefit of orthodontic treatment that is truly “invisible”!

While young patients and teens appreciate the ease and convenience of Invisalign, adult patients who need orthodontic treatment really love being able to use braces that are not noticeable! Valley Dental Health, a family dentist located in Hunt Valley, recommends the use of this clear aligner system when appropriate. There is an added benefit of being able to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment because the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing each day. No more food particles being lodged between or behind metal braces! This also helps prevent tooth discoloration and the development of oral health issues such as gum disease.

Dr. Rafat or Dr. Izadi may recommend using Invisalign orthodontic treatment for a variety of dental health issues:

  • Tooth crowding
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Narrow tooth arches
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Crossbite

Orthodontic treatment is most successful when the patient is committed and adheres to prescribed care. This includes dietary restrictions, which is required with traditional metal braces. Invisalign patients will find it easy to follow the treatment plan due to the ease and comfort with which the clear retainers can be removed for cleaning. Dental visits and changing into the next retainer are very easy for Invisalign patients. This can be especially important for younger patients who may not be as enthusiastic about orthodontic treatment! In addition, Invisalign retainers will not irritate the soft mouth tissue, a common problem for patients using metal braces- especially in young patients.

When being treated with Invisalign, patients will be monitored by their dentist at Valley Dental Health. There is no need for separate appointments with an orthodontist. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign.

Invisalign® What to Expect

First, we will take digital impression of your teeth to design custom fit aligners. The Invisalign aligners are made of a flexible, but firm ultra-thin plastic material. Invisible braces are very comfortable and easy to wear. Treatment is most effective when invisible braces are worn constantly, but they can be removed so that you can eat, drink, brush and floss normally.

Depending on your goals, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks at a time. Most patients complete Invisalign treatment in less than 12 months.

Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces

Besides the obvious benefit – the fact that Invisalign aligners are clear so no one knows you’re wearing braces, Invisalign offer a number of clinical benefits:

  • Healthier teeth and gums – Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can brush and floss teeth easily
  • Gentle on teeth and gums – No worries about damaging tooth enamel or irritations inside the mouth
  • Convenient treatment – You will visit our Hunt Valley dental office to monitor your progress vs. an orthodontist

Munchies®

Munchies® is an orthodontic device that has proven to maximize the fit and accuracy of clear aligners. Better fit aligners allow for more precise treatment times. The simple device provides relief from discomfort and ensures that aligners are properly fit for optimal results.