Levenson Smile offers options for orthodontic treatment to suit every lifestyle, budget, and need, from modest spacing issues to extensive bite problems. Invisible Aligners in Worcester MA are more than a cosmetic alternative to braces. Invisalign is comfortable, and easy to clean, because aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating.
Invisalign starts with a consultation. If Dr. Levenson determines this treatment is appropriate for you, an impression of your mouth will be taken. This is used to make the aligners or dental appliances that do the straightening. The impression is digitized, so you see how your teeth will look post-treatment. This digital model serves as a treatment map. You’ll view how the aligners straighten your teeth through every step of treatment.
For successful outcomes, it’s important to follow Dr. Levenson’s instructions.
Wear trays all day, every day, except when cleaning your teeth and gums or eating
Replace each aligner with the next tray in the series, about every two weeks
Return to the dentist as advised so your progress can be monitored, and any problems can be addressed quickly
The importance of compliance can’t be overstated. To shift your teeth into proper position, the trays must be allowed to place consistent, low pressure on your teeth. Each tray corresponds with a different step in treatment. Failure to wear the trays as advised interferes with the incremental repositioning of your teeth.
Levenson Smile is confident you won’t have problems wearing these smooth, transparent plastic aligners. The team is always available to address your concerns. Dr. Levenson may also suggest other alternatives for effective straightening, such as Six Month Smiles, a system designed similarly to conventional braces only with transparent brackets and tooth-colored wires, and with a focus on straightening teeth in your smile zone exclusively.
When tooth loss occurs, patients must consider restorative treatments as soon as possible. This is because of the risk of shifting teeth, which can cause patients to deal with unwanted spaces. It can also result in the loss of bone, and can have an unattractive result.
Patients in Worcester, MA who visit the team at Levenson Smile have a wide variety of solutions available to them when it comes to restorative treatments. Dr. Levenson provides several treatments for tooth loss including dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. Many patients who are considering a long-term solution to the loss of one or more teeth often benefit from the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants are titanium metal posts surgically placed into the jawbone. They are restored on top with a full dental crown, which is fabricated to match the existing teeth for seamless integration. Dental implants are the ultimate solution to tooth loss, as they are a permanent way to restore the smile without affecting the surrounding teeth or requiring a removable alternative such a bridges or dentures.
Patients who are appropriate candidates for dental implants are those who have sufficient bone underneath the gum tissue. This is required for dental implants to be placed successfully and to last a lifetime. Patients who do not have sufficient bone can consider the benefits of alternative solutions such as dental bridges or dentures, or can undergo a procedure called bone grafting. This may take several months before a patient can have the implant placed, so patients should discuss the benefits versus the disadvantages carefully with their dentist.
Patients in Worcester, MA who want to transform their smile with dental implants or any other cosmetic restoration are welcome to contact Levenson Smile to learn about the various ways of improving their teeth and smile. Using state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality materials, Dr. Levenson can provide his patients with unforgettable smiles! Contact his practice today to learn about cosmetic and general dentistry procedures that can assist in improving and maintaining the health and beauty of your teeth!
At Levenson Smile, we believe that patients are entitled to having not only a healthy smile, but a beautiful, youthful one as well. Dr. Stanley Levenson offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to make positive enhancements to the smile, but when individuals are dealing with the unwanted signs of aging, they may feel as though they have been unable to accomplish this goal. This is why the team of Levenson Smile in Worcester may suggest patients consider anti-aging treatment options such as Botox.
Botox injections are becoming incredibly popular as more and more professionals are offering them for patients who want to turn back the hands of time. Patients with fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face may feel they look older than they really are and want to find non-invasive means of addressing these concerns. Botox is often the best choice.
Botox is an injection of medication formulated from botulinum toxin type A which is a neuromodulators. Neuromodulators are used to reduce contractions of muscles in the face, which in turn can smooth out wrinkles and folds which may have developed due to the dynamic movement. Botox is FDA approved as completely safe for both medical and cosmetic purposes, and Dr. Stanley Levenson is excited to offer Botox injections in his practice for patients ready to address the unwanted signs of aging.
Botox is a wonderful anti-aging treatment for Worcester area patients because it can provide fast, effective results for many months before reinjection is necessary. In fact, many patients who visit Dr. Stanley Levenson for their six month recall appointments often ask about undergoing Botox injections at each visit to maintain their results. While it is impossible to stop or reverse the signs of aging, it is possible to slow it with treatments such as this.
If you have an appointment with Dr. Stanley Levenson and are interested in adding on Botox injections for anti-aging purposes, call his practice and speak to one of the wonderful staff members at our front desk about adding this treatment onto your next visit. We will gladly help our patients in achieving a more youthful look with both dental work and injections.
Invisalign is a cost-effective alternative to braces, but Levenson Smile goes a step further to remove financial barriers that stand in the way of a lasting, healthy, and beautiful smile. Dr. Levenson and his team offer Invisalign deals in Worcester, including discounts for members of the military and their families through A Soldier’s Smile.
Levenson Smile offers choices for financing for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by your insurance policy. If your plan has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign is covered similarly to conventional braces. The office works with your insurance provider to secure benefits due to you.
As a modern and versatile alternative to conventional fixed metal braces, Invisalign is customized to your needs, which may range from minor crowding to more severe problems with how your upper and lower teeth come together such as an overbite. Depending on your needs, treatment time may be less than half that of traditional orthodontic treatments. Generally, the longer the treatment time, the more costs add up.
Consider savings associated with appointments. Since you have control over straightening, via aligners that can be switched out at home, the number of appointments is minimized. With Invisalign, the dentist only sees you every six weeks or so to make sure treatment is progressing as planned. With conventional fixed braces, the doctor is the only one who can adjust the wires so treatment can progress.
With proper treatment, you avoid complications caused by poor bite and misalignment that result in the need for costly restorative treatments such as:
Temporomandibular joint disorders
Tooth decay due to difficulty cleaning between crowded teeth
What price do you put on an unforgettable smile? Call (855) 849-8255 to schedule a consultation.
Often when dental patients think about improving the appearance or health of their mouth, they focus on their teeth. There’s no shortage of whitening products on the market and cosmetic treatments such as adult orthodontics and professional teeth whitening gain popularity all the time. However, teeth are not the only variable in the health of your mouth.
Your mouth is also made up of gums, bone, and tissue along with bacteria, tartar, and food particles. Keeping the gums, teeth, and tissue free from those miniscule particles of food and the plaque it can cause is key to keeping your mouth healthy. The first, and most effective, way to keep your mouth healthy is to be consistent about brushing and flossing. However, most patients have hard to reach spots – like between the molars all the way in the back of your mouth that are nearly impossible to reach at home. These spots are the perfect environment for gum disease to grow.
Periodontal disease is quite common. Also known as gum disease, it begins as gingivitis, causing gums to become swollen, red, or even bleed. While this stage of gum disease is reversible, if gingivitis is left untreated, pockets can begin to form between the gums and the teeth, which can lead to further complications. These complications include further damage to the gum, loss of bone, and decay of the tissue that support the teeth. If the gum disease is not treated, the teeth can become loose and need to be extracted.
It’s important to note that gum disease can not only be prevented with excellent at-home oral health care and regular dental visits, it can also be treated. If patients in the worcester area find themselves dealing with gum disease, they can turn to Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile for treatment. Several treatment methods may be offered, including deep cleaning, prescription medication, and surgery.
Deep cleaning is often the first step to treating gum disease. This procedure takes place in Dr. Levenson’s office where the dentist and his team use special instruments to remove pockets of plaque from above and below the gum line. Sometimes prescription medication or mouth rinse is also used to control bacteria or treat further gum infection. Finally, sometimes, oral surgery is needed to treat gum disease. This surgery involves lifting the gums away from the teeth to remove all of the infection. The gums are then sutured tightly to ensure that the infection remains clear.
The exact treatment plan for you will depend on your individual progression of gum disease. If you’ve noticed the early signs of gum disease, call Dr. Levenson’s office today to schedule an appointment. As with most dental problems, the earlier you seek treatment the easier your path to oral health will be.
Dental treatment while you sleep may sound like a dream come true for many patients. Unfortunately, fear of the dentist prevents many patients from scheduling important checkups or seeking treatment when they experience dental pain. This fear and anxiety can be caused by a previous personal bad experience, hearing about the fears of others, or simply anxiety over having someone in their personal space. Regardless of the reason, dental anxiety is a real problem for many patients.
However, Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA, offers sedation dentistry to help these patients. While patients won't be deeply asleep, as they are during surgical procedure, they will be completely relaxed during dental treatment.
Sedation dentistry can be administered several different ways
Nitrous oxide - For patients who simply need a little bit of help taking the edge off, nitrous oxide is the preferred form of sedation. Also known as laughing gas, this sedation can quickly be turned on and off and has no lingering side effects.
Pill sedation – Patients who have a deeper level of anxiety or who are anticipating a lengthy appointment can take a pill that will put them into a deeper state of relaxation. The pill is typically taken before leaving for the appointment and the effects can last well after the treatment is complete, so it's important to arrange for transportation to and from the dentist's office. During the procedure, the patient will be deeply relaxed and comfortable but able to respond to questions or commands.
While the biggest benefit of sedation is that it allows patients to get the dental care they need, it can also help a patent learn to overcome his or her fears of the dentist. By replacing bad memories with good experiences, the patient can begin to overcome their fears and trust their dental team.
For more information about dental sedation call the Levenson Smile office today at 855-849-8255 .
We would all like to have an unforgettable smile, and whitening is certainly a quick and convenient way to improve the appearance of teeth. This cosmetic solution is so popular that millions of people attempt to find a home remedy that will remove stains. Suggestions for DIY treatment range from commercial strips to the use of easily found products like hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
While we understand the desire for quick, affordable teeth whitening, we want to help our patients avoid the dangers of home treatment. If you live near Worcester and want results through a safe process, contact Levenson Smile.
There is a long history behind the whitening treatments provided by your experienced dentist. Humans have attempted to keep teeth bright for centuries. Ancient treatments involved abrasive and acidic substances like vinegar and pumice. When you think about it, this is not much different from the use of lemon or peroxide with baking soda. If the solution didn't work for ancient Egyptians, it will not work today. Long ago, people learned that the continual use of such materials significantly weakened tooth structure, leaving them vulnerable to decay, fracture, and other conditions.
Alternatively, whitening at home with commercial strips may be only slightly effective. Individuals who have very light surface discoloration may be able to experience adequate lifting with a weaker peroxide solution. Most of our patients, however, want noticeable results that come only from professional grade whitening gel. Yes, this gel contains peroxide. Yes, it has higher amounts than commercial products. However, a precisely measured amount limits risk.
Patients of Levenson Smile in Worcester benefit from personal attention through which optimal results are achieved. We know you want to lift stains as quickly as possible but you also want to protect your teeth at the same time. Working with our team, you can plan in-office treatment, home whitening, or a combination of the two as needed to address your level of discoloration.
It is possible to have an unforgettable smile. See what can be accomplished with professional teeth whitening in Worcester. Call 855.849.8255 to schedule your visit with Dr. Levenson.
Migraine headaches that continually plague patients in the Worcester area may not always be related to major disorders. In some cases, migraines may stem from a neuromuscular condition that can be addressed by a dentist. By effectively treating these neuromuscular triggers, patients may be able to reduce the severity of their migraines or lessen their frequency.
There are several reasons patients may be dealing with chronic migraines that can be connected to dental concerns, including patients with:
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Malocclusion (misalignment of teeth and the bite)
Bruxism (clenching and grinding overnight)
Not only can these conditions have an effect on one's experience with regular migraines, but they can also affect one's dental health and overall wellness. Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks, while bruxism and TMD can wear down natural teeth and break dental restorations. By addressing these issues, patients may be able to find relief from chronic migraines or reduce their severity and frequency.
Migraine treatment through a dentist such as Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile may vary depending on the source of the problem. If malocclusion or temporomandibular joint disorder is the issue, orthodontics may be able to resolve the problem. In some cases, oral appliances can be used when patients suffer from sleep apnea, bruxism, or TMD.
By speaking to a dental professional, patients can seek an effective migraine treatment by dealing with the tension and stress caused by the jaw and alignment of the natural smile. Addressing these problems can help reduce migraines and allow patients to enjoy a better quality of life.
Patients in the Worcester area are welcome to contact Levenson Smile today to schedule an evaluation and consultation visit with an experienced professional to find a solution to their headache and migraine concerns. With x-rays and an evaluation—as well as a review of one's medical and dental history—Dr. Levenson may be able to target the problem and offer an effective treatment that can provide almost immediate results.
The desire for a beautiful and unique smile is universal. Cosmetic dentistry has made major strides within the last few decades. Many different techniques to achieve straight and white teeth are performed daily, but how do you know which one is the right option is for you? Braces and Invisalign can be costly and time consuming and bleaching doesn’t always reach deep stains. Fortunately, there is an affordable option that not only provides a bright smile but covers minor imperfections in just a few visits. This option comes in the form of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin but incredibly strong facings that the dentist bonds to the front of your teeth. Since they cover your teeth, they cover any flaws as well. No more will you be staring at gaps, chipped teeth, or discoloration, but rather a picture-perfect smile.
The process from start to finish involves a few pain-free steps. A cleaning is performed as well as the removal of a slight amount of enamel to make room for the veneers. Impressions are made of your teeth and then sent to a lab where the veneers are created for a custom-fit. This will ensure that your veneers don’t feel bulky, but rather fit naturally. The dentist will then bond the veneers to your teeth using a specialized dental cement. Depending on the size and shape, your dentist may have to alter the veneers marginally before permanent placement. Then a special light is used to activate the cement and harden it. A follow up visit may be scheduled so the doctor can check the fit, function, and appearance of the veneers once again.
Dr. Levenson and his staff are also trained to use DURAthin veneers, which are even thinner than porcelain and can be bonded to your teeth without altering them in the slightest. They are not as strong as porcelain, but they may be your best bet if you feel as though you may want to have them removed at some point.
If you are unsure as to which type of veneer may be right for you, call today and we’ll set up a consultation to answer all of your questions.
One of the most popular ways to improve your smile quickly and easily is with teeth whitening treatments at your Worcester dentist. Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smile offers a wide variety of teeth whitening treatments for patients who want to change the look of their teeth. Teeth whitening treatments will often lighten teeth as much as eight shades, making a dramatic difference in one's smile.
Dr. Levenson offers three forms of teeth whitening through his Worcester practice, each involving their own special regimen. The first is in-office whitening. This whitening treatment is done in the dentist's chair and takes approximately one hour. A whitening gel is "painted" onto the enamel of your teeth, and a special light is used to activate the bleaching power and allow teeth to whiten in as little as a lunch hour. You can relax in the comfortable atmosphere of our office while your teeth are transformed. This is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your smile.
The second option available to patients is at-home teeth whitening. A custom-made whitening tray is made at Levenson Smile to fit over your upper and lower teeth, and a special whitening gel is supplied for use with the trays. These trays, along with the gel, are worn overnight for several weeks to gradually and effectively whiten your smile.
The third option is the popular Kor deep bleaching technique. This system uses a combination of in-office whitening and at-home bleaching kits in order to obtain the best results. Together, these products will result in a brilliantly white smile for patients of all ages.
Dr. Levenson is proud to offer teeth whitening services at his Worcester office, and would be delighted to speak with you about the benefits of whitening your teeth. Dr. Levenson is a trained professional that can offer you an unforgettable smile today and in the future! If you are ready to discover what a glistening white smile can do for your appearance, self-esteem, social life and more call Levenson Smile today.