Dr. Stanley Markovitz Orthodontist
Welcome to the Orthodontic Practice of
Dr. Stanley Markovitz!
When it comes to orthodontic care, patients want answers as much as they want treatment. Our website is filled with information about our treatment options so you can walk into our office feeling informed and empowered. Whenever you have a question, we want you to be able to turn to us, reading here or giving us a call. So take some time to browse our site, learning about who we are and how we can help you.
Dr. Stanley Markovitz Orthodontist
Invisalign Treatment in Baltimore, MD
Dr. Markovitz is a highly experienced orthodontist who offers innovative and effective treatment methods to patients of all ages and with any orthodontic impairment. Successful orthodontic treatment is always dependent upon the education and experience of the practitioner, so you can rest comfortably knowing that Dr. Markovitz has decades in the business and is always learning new methods he can use to improve your results. What are some of the treatments he can offer you?
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth that uses similar principals to braces—applying force to the teeth in order to move them—but does so without using any metal pieces. Instead, clear plastic aligners are used, which look similar to plastic retainers. This allows you to achieve the smile you want without feeling awkward about how you look during treatment.
While certainly more visible than Invisalign, there are some cases where only braces can correct the problem. We offer many different types of braces, allowing us to deliver the results you need with a method that is comfortable for you. We offer options that use clear or ceramic brackets and self-ligating braces that have fewer pieces and are therefor less visible.
Orthodontic Treatment in Baltimore, MD
Orthodontic treatment is all about the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth, or misalignment of the jaw can cause serious problems, and as such, should never be ignored. Our team can help patients of any age achieve the smile they dream of: one that is healthy, attractive, and builds confidence. While early treatment is better, it is never too late. If you are ready to change your smile and change you life, schedule your appointment today.
What is Invisalign®?
- Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets
- Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the their final position
- You’ll visit us about once every 6-8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 – 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How Are Aligners Made? You’d Be Amazed…
- The aligners are made through a combination of our expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
For more information on Invisalign in Baltimore, MD call Stanley Markovitz, DDS, MDS at (410) 653-6379 today!
Braces in Baltimore, MD
Braces are custom-made and are prescribed and designed by our orthodontist Dr. Stanley Markowitz, according to the problem being treated. Other appliances are designed to correct jaw-growth problems. These appliances, which include headgear, bionator, Herbst and maxillary expansion appliances, use carefully directed forces to guide the growth and development of jaws in children and/or teenagers.
Braces place a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, and are designed to slowly move teeth through their supporting bone to a new desirable position. Braces can either be removable or fixed (cemented and/or bonded to the teeth). They are usually made of metal, ceramic or plastic.
Today’s braces are generally less noticeable than their predecessors: a metal band with a bracket (the part of the braces that hold the wire) placed around each tooth. Today, the front teeth typically have only the bracket bonded directly to the tooth (instead of surrounding the tooth). This greatly diminishes the old characteristic “tin grin.”
Brackets can be clear or colored, depending on the patient’s preference. In some cases, “lingual braces” are bonded behind the teeth.
Wires are also less noticeable than their stainless steel predecessors. Some are made of technologically advanced alloys of nickel, titanium, copper and cobalt. Some are even heat-activated. All kinds of new wire materials are designed to exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth, so that the tooth-moving process may be faster and more comfortable for patients, and ultimately, reduce the number of appointments needed to make adjustments. Clear orthodontic wires are currently being tested and developed, but are not on the market yet.
Orthodontics treatment in Baltimore, MD
An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, or “bad bite.” Some examples of causes of malocclusion include crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth or misaligned jaws. Most malocclusions are inherited, although some can be acquired. Acquired malocclusions can be caused by accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, or oral habits that are continued over a long period of time.
Patients of almost any age, but mostly children, can benefit from treatment for orthodontic problems. Typically, braces are worn between the ages of 10 and 14; this is the period of development in which the head and mouth are still growing and teeth are more accessible to straightening. Earlier orthodontic intervention can sometimes prevent the need for full orthodontic treatment. (If you have been advised that your child needs braces, it is very important to discuss the matter carefully with your child. It can be traumatic because of your child’s sensitivity to his or her looks.) More and more adults are also wearing braces to correct minor problems and to improve their smiles.
Location & Hours
1314 Bedford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
2 East Lee St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
8813 Waltham Woods Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234