Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smile in the Worcester area understands the importance of not only beautiful teeth, but a beautiful face. When patients are struggling with fine lines and wrinkles, they can speak to a dental professional about Botox.
Botox is an injectable medication that is used by professionals to enhance one's natural beauty. When frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and folds between the eyebrows become persistent, it may be beneficial for patients to opt in on injectable treatment. Botox is made of botulinum toxin type A, which is shown to reduce muscle contractions and in turn, reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds on the upper third of the face. This medication has been used safely for many years as an anti-aging solution, and has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic enhancement of the face. It has also been used for many decades for medical conditions including cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, migraine headaches, and even excessive sweating (a condition known as hyperhidrosis).
Dr. Levenson can use Botox to provide patients with relief from migraine headaches as well as cosmetic enhancement. As a dentist, he has spent years providing precise injections to his patients for comfort and has now expanded his practice to include the benefit of cosmetic injections during dental appointments.
However, many patients who visit are concerned about the cost of Botox. In most cases, Botox can be extremely affordable. The cost of Botox is determined by how many units are used, as it is priced per unit. It can be difficult to provide patients with an accurate quote without a consultation appointment as some situations require more units than others.
To determine the cost of Botox accurately, Dr. Levenson of Worcester recommends patients schedule a consultation visit in his practice to enjoy a full evaluation. During this time, Dr. Levenson will be able to provide a more precise estimation of the cost of Botox for patients' specific needs and desires. This also provides patients the opportunity to speak with Dr. Levenson and ask any questions they may have regarding treatment.
Orthodontics are often associated with the use of metal brackets and wires which hide the smile and can cause many patients to be self-conscious about the way they look throughout their treatment. However, traditional orthodontia is not the only option available for patients who want to straighten their teeth. Dr. Levenson in Worcester, MA uses several alternative methods for teenagers and adults who want to improve their smile without dealing with the pain, discomfort, and look of conventional metal braces. His practice offers two methods of treatment, which include Six Month Smiles and Invisalign.
Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are two different types of treatment. Patients who have minor misalignment of the front teeth benefit most from Six Month Smiles. This particular treatment uses brackets and wires, but they are tooth-colored for a more discreet appearance. They are also applied on just the front teeth, allowing patients to enjoy effective results in just a few months.
Six Month Smiles are comfortable and allow teenagers and adults to adjust the teeth near the front of the mouth. This treatment is not recommended for patients who have misalignment of the entire dental arch or who need to fix an improper bite. These problems may be better addressed with treatments such as Invisalign, which is also offered through Levenson Smile.
Six Month Smiles provides patients with an alternative to traditional braces, and allows them to improve the cosmetics of their smile. Patients with misaligned teeth that show when they talk and laugh may experience less self-esteem. However, in less than a year, most patients can make a drastic improvement and restore their self-confidence and their ability to smile and laugh again!
If you are located in the Worcester, MA area and you are considering the benefits of orthodontic treatment and want to scope out the various options available, contact Levenson Smile today. We invite you to consult with our team to determine the best way to improve your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams in less time than you may have initially expected! Now is the best time to get YOUR unforgettable smile!
Many Americans deal with sleeping disorders. One of them, obstructive sleep apnea, can be addressed by a dental professional in the Shrewsbury area. Dr. Levenson, of Levenson Smile, can assist patients who are struggling with this condition and need to treat it to improve their health and overall quality of life.
Obstructive sleep apnea results in the wakening of individuals hundreds of times a night. It is caused by a blockage in the airway, typically the throat, which causes patients to stop breathing. Patients wake up abruptly, unable to breathe, only to fall back asleep, and start the cycle over again. This cycle continues all night long, and many patients are unable to reach the restorative levels of sleep they need to function at their best. This results in patients becoming tired, irritable, and depressed.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be caused by the blockage of the airway from the tongue, misalignment of the jaw, or extra fat bearing down on the throat during sleep. While many patients may be told by a physician that a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is the best method of treating the symptoms associated with this condition, it is often the most cumbersome way of doing so. Most patients who are assigned a CPAP machine do not comply with treatment because it is uncomfortable to wear and can interfere with their sleep. However, there is another method of treatment more widely accepted by patients.
Oral appliance therapy can be provided by a dentist such as Dr. Levenson. Patients visit his practice after they have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea to discuss the ways they can benefit from this solution. An oral appliance, similar to a special mouth guard, is custom-fabricated for patients to help with holding down the tongue and realigning the jaw. By doing this, patients can enjoy a restful night’s sleep and avoid the concerns related to obstructive sleep apnea. Patients find these mouth guards to be comfortable, easy to use, and helpful in addressing their condition.
Traditional orthodontic braces are often a tremendous turn-off for adult patients who want to improve the alignment of their smile. Using some of the latest techniques and technologies, the team of Levenson Smile in the Shrewsbury area can help community members in addressing imperfections of their smile without the unsightly metal brackets and wires used to reposition teeth with traditional orthodontia. Dr. Stanley Levenson and his team work closely with patients and can help them determine if another alternative is appropriate for them. This alternative that many patients enjoy is known as Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses medical-grade plastic aligner trays that snap over the dental arch and can gently reposition the teeth over the course of several months. Many patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and the bite enjoy the benefits of Invisalign, which include:
Ease of use
Better dental health
Effective bite and tooth alignment
Dr. Stanley Levenson and the team of Levenson Smile encourage teenagers and adults to ask about Invisalign treatment as an alternative to conventional braces. Metal brackets and wires covering the teeth can be incredibly unattractive and many patients avoid orthodontics for this specific reason. With Invisalign, patients can straighten their teeth without others knowing and can enjoy the same results.
Patients must be deemed appropriate candidates for treatment before they can start. This requires men and women to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanley Levenson for a physical examination and x-rays. Patients with bite problems can also enjoy Invisalign, unlike other orthodontic alternatives which are strictly for the anterior (front) teeth and do not address the teeth near the back of the mouth. More severe cases of overcrowding and misalignment may still need to see a specialist such as an orthodontic to discuss ways of improving the smile’s function and beauty.
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign as a way of improving the alignment of the smile without dealing with metal brackets and wires on the teeth, contact Levenson Smile today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Stanley Levenson and learn more about the ways in which realignment can occur with plastic aligner tray therapy instead!
Crooked, misaligned teeth in the smile are not only unsightly and embarrassing, but they can have a negative effect on one’s oral health. It can be difficult to clean the teeth properly with brushing and flossing when there are gaps, overcrowding, and teeth that are not properly aligned. This puts patients at a higher risk for periodontal disease. When patients are dealing with malocclusion, it is important that they consider the benefits of orthodontic treatment. However, men and women who are faced with the idea of braces are often turned off by the concept of covering their smile with metal. Thanks to advances in orthodontics, patients can now enjoy a different manner of realigning the teeth that has a number of benefits over traditional braces. This solution is known as Invisalign.
Dr. Stanley Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA is proud to offer Invisalign therapy for new and existing patients in his practice. He believes everyone is entitled to an unforgettable smile and loves this alternative to conventional braces. Invisalign uses aligner trays that are made of clear, professional-grade plastics. They are worn over the dental arch and they slowly reposition the teeth into more appropriate alignment over the course of time. Patients can achieve a more beautiful smile in a similar timeframe as they may with conventional braces, making this the "clear alternative" to traditional metal bracket and wire braces.
Invisalign has several benefits over braces, including:
Invisalign aligners are clear and offer patients a discreet way of transforming their smiles without the embarrassment that comes with conventional brackets and wires. Others who are talking to patients wearing Invisalign aligners are often unaware that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is the most attractive alternative for patients concerned about their appearance during treatment.
Dr. Stanley Levenson knows how irritating metal brackets and wires can be on the gums and the inside of the mouth. Invisalign eliminates this problem. They are smooth, clear, and fit precisely over the dental arch for optimum comfort day and night.
Invisalign uses 3D technology to fabricate a series of trays that help gently realign the teeth. This computer software has the ability to foresee the expected alignment over the course of the treatment to provide precise trays for use by the patient.
Many men and women shy away from orthodontic treatment when they think of traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth. Fortunately, there are alternatives such as Invisalign. With Invisalign, adults and teenagers can attain the smiles they want in less time than traditional orthodontic treatment. Dr. Stanley Levenson and our team at Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA have been providing Invisalign to patients for more than 10 years.
The Invisalign system includes a numbered series of clear aligner trays that are worn in order. They are changed every two weeks. Each tray gradually moves the teeth into their ideal positions. The trays are virtually unnoticeable when smiling, making them ideal for adults and teenagers.
Invisalign is used to treat malocclusion, overcrowding, and crooked teeth. Anyone who wants to explore Invisalign should contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Levenson.
Dr. Levenson has treated hundreds of patients with Invisalign. During a consultation, he will want to know a patient’s goals and will review their medical history. If the patient is a candidate for Invisalign, the doctor will tailor a treatment plan to meet his or her needs.
Treatment requires compliance. The trays must be worn at least 20-22 hours a day; however, they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and special occasions. It is also critical to keep the mouth, teeth, and gums healthy with excellent oral hygiene habits.
If you want to know if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Levenson by calling 1-855-849-8255. He would love to help you achieve your smile goals.
At Levenson Smile, patients in and around Worcester, MA have access to some of the latest methods of improving the smile. When misalignment is present, some patients choose to move forward with braces. However, there are benefits to considering alternative solutions such as Invisalign treatment with the dentist you already know and trust. Dr. Stanley M. Levenson and his team of professionals are committed to helping patients find solutions for misaligned teeth that are best for their specific needs and desires.
Many patients ask about Invisalign treatment when they hear they can adjust their smiles without the need for traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Dr. Stanley M. Levenson describes Invisalign as aligner treatment. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign works with custom-made dental trays that are made of clear, medical-grade plastics. The trays snap over the dental arch and gently move the teeth into better positions. This allows patients to improve their smiles without the embarrassment of metal appliances covering their teeth and making them feel self-conscious about their smile.
There are many advantages for patients with Invisalign treatment for their smiles. Invisalign is:
Discreet – the primary advantage of Invisalign is that is gives patients the opportunity to improve their smile while not feeling embarrassed about it. Invisalign is practically indistinguishable from the natural teeth and provides movement without brackets and wires.
Affordable – many patients will find that Invisalign treatment is comparable in cost to traditional orthodontia, eliminating cost as a factor to not move forward with Invisalign.
Comfortable – Invisalign trays are created using digitized impressions of the patient’s smile to ensure they are a tight and precise fit over the dental arch. Additionally, the trays are made of smooth plastic which eliminates cutting and irritation of the soft tissue in the mouth – a common concern with traditional brackets and wires.
Effective – not only is Invisalign clear and less noticeable than conventional braces, but Invisalign is effective when patients comply with treatment. Achieving results can be done easily with the use of the trays as directed by the dentist.
Better for your oral health – because Invisalign does not require brackets and wires, and because it is easily removable, patients can brush and floss their teeth as they normally would. This, in turn, allows patients to maintain their oral health and wellness easier. It is not necessary to try to floss around appliances that make it difficult to get the job done
Patients who are considering treatment first attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Stanley M. Levenson. Patients ask questions about the treatment and the dentist will determine if patients are candidates. Then, a special device is used to take digital impressions of the dental arch. This data is sent to the Invisalign laboratories where a series of trays are made for the patient. The number of trays in a series will vary, depending on the changes that need to be made in the smile. Less severe cases will require fewer trays. Patients come into the office to pick up their trays and learn how to use them. Each tray is a step through treatment. Patients start with the first tray and wear it for two weeks day and night, only removing it to eat, drink, and care for their teeth. Once the two weeks is up, this tray is stored and the next tray in the series is used for two weeks in the same manner. Over the course of time, the teeth are gently repositioned, and the smile is straightened to the desires of the patient. It is important that patients comply with their treatment to get the results they expect within the timeframe discussed.
Getting a proper diagnosis of your condition and an examination to determine your candidacy for treatment is the first step in learning more about Invisalign as a solution to your smile! Contact Dr. Stanley M. Levenson and his team in Worcester, Massachusetts by calling (855) 849-8255 today. Our practice is conveniently located at 9 Linden Street and is always accepting new patients for comprehensive dental care.
You have probably heard about Invisalign – the virtually invisible alternative to brackets and wires for straightening teeth. Maybe, though, you would like to know more about what treatment is really like. The best way to get the straight scoop on Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanley Levenson in Worcester, MA. He will explain the treatment process and answer your questions. Meanwhile, here is some helpful information to consider before your visit the dentist.
Invisalign straightens with an incremental series of transparent plastic trays that fit snugly over teeth. They nudge teeth into proper alignment with low force. The treatment plan is computer generated from digital impressions of your current oral condition, and precise input on what you want to change. Together, you and the dentist review a virtual simulation of your transformation, before treatment begins.
When Invisalign initially became available in this country in 2000, it was viewed primarily as a cosmetic solution for mild to moderate misalignment. The technology behind Invisalign has continued to advance. Today, with version G3, G4, and G5, even complex cases of misalignment, malocclusion, and deep bites can be corrected with this method.
Invisalign is a tremendous asset to the patient who does not want to be seen with a mouthful of braces for a few years, but you must be committed to using Invisalign correctly in order to achieve efficient results. Here are your requirements, as a patient:
Compliance – Although aligners are removable, you must wear them faithfully – 20 to 22 hours each day. That gives you two to four hours a day to eat the foods you enjoy without the restrictions that come with conventional orthodontics. Timely tip – Set timers on your phone for 30 minutes (breakfast), 35 minutes (lunch and dinner), and 10 minutes (two snacks), totaling 120 minutes. Start the appropriate timer as soon as you begin eating, and when the alarm sounds, brush and floss and pop your aligners back into place.
No cheat eating – You may drink plain water with aligners inserted, but please do not “cheat” and nibble on treats or chew gum. It can damage aligners or stain them. Some patients report a happy side effect of this responsibility – they lose weight from reduced consumption of between-meal snacks and sweet beverages.
Conscientious oral hygiene – Brushing and flossing after meals is important for everyone’s oral health, and it is imperative during Invisalign treatment. If you place aligners in a dirty mouth, you trap acids and food particles next to teeth, increasing risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Keep aligners clean – The technique is straight forward, and our hygiene team provides instructions. Aligners should be cleaned twice a day. Most patients soak them in a solution made with Invisalign sanitizing crystals, while brushing and flossing teeth in the morning and before bedtime. It keeps aligners clear and odor-free.
Carry a hygiene kit – We end up eating in many places through a busy day. Be prepared with a small bag containing toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and your Invisalign carrying case. It eliminates excuses.
Maintain wearing schedule – You are responsible for advancing to the next set of aligners in your series as the dentist directs. Some patients feel a little discomfort or lisp a bit, for the first few hours. Helpful hint – switch out aligners at night. You will sleep through this brief adjustment period.
Keep appointments – You will visit Dr. Levenson at about six-week intervals, so he can monitor your progress and adjust treatment if needed. Please do not skip these visits. They are brief and painless.
Maintain results – At the conclusion of treatment, you must wear a retainer to keep your smile looking terrific for years to come. The doctor will talk with you about whether a removable or bonded retainer makes sense for your situation.
Clear aligners can be a great option for teen and adult patients who want to straighten discreetly. Unless other people look very closely, they won’t even realize you are wearing orthodontic appliances. With the steps outlined above, an average treatment plan is completed in about a year. Call the Invisalign dentist in Worcester, MA trusted for beautiful results – Dr. Stanley Levenson at Levenson Smile, (855) 849-8255.
Dr. Stanley M. Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester, MA is a professional who is here to help patients with their oral health needs. In addition to providing preventative care, he also offers periodontal therapy for patients who have developed gum disease. There are a variety of treatment options available for patients to consider when they want to improve the health and appearance of their smiles, and our team is here to assist.
To learn more about the treatment options available, patients first need to get a diagnosis of gum disease from a dentist. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition that can generally be avoided with proper oral hygiene habits. However, if it does develop, early diagnosis and immediate treatment are needed. Gum disease is a bacterial condition that causes inflammation and swelling of the gum tissues. It can result in deep pockets between the gum tissues and the teeth. The pockets can harbor bacteria and cause further infection. It can result in the loss of bone, gum tissue, and natural teeth. If patients take good care of their teeth and maintain routine visits with their dentist, they have a much higher chance at avoiding the development of the condition in the first place.
Treatment for gum disease is often referred to as periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy is a type of treatment that is used to combat the bacteria in the mouth and to bring the teeth and gums back to health. Dr. Stanley M. Levenson and the staff at Levenson Smile are here to help patients address problems as soon as they are diagnosed. This ensures successful treatment and reduced risk to the soft tissues, bone, or natural teeth. There are several treatment options that may be used when it comes to treating gum disease in patients in the Worcester, MA area:
Deep cleaning – in the earlier stages of gum disease, referred to as gingivitis, patients may experience red and swollen gums that bleed during brushing and flossing. This is often the first sign that periodontal disease is developing. If caught early enough and properly diagnosed, many patients can reverse the damage with a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums by our dedicated dental staff.
Scaling and root planing – the later stages of periodontal disease may require more invasive treatment to address the infection. This treatment, known as scaling and root planing, is a deeper clean and can address surfaces including the roots of the natural teeth.
Antibiotics – in many situations, patients may also have antibiotics that are either prescribed to them as an oral medication or as an application onto the teeth and gums. This is done to address the infection immediately, while also keeping the rest of the smile clean with deep cleaning or scaling and root planing.
First, patients need to get a proper diagnosis before they can choose the treatment plan most appropriate for their needs. During an evaluation, which may include x-rays to check the health of the teeth, patients can speak to their dentist about what they are experiencing. Then, the patient is examined to determine if bacteria is present and putting their smile at risk. At this time, the dentist will then offer the treatment options available to help patients bring their smile back to health. The method of treatment is matched to the stage the condition has reached, with the later stages being treated with scaling and root planing.
If you are seeking periodontal care in the Worcester, MA area, we encourage you to book an appointment through our team of professionals at Levenson Smile. Dr. Stanley M. Levenson is a dedicated dentist who can assist patients in the area with treatment for gum disease and other conditions that can negatively impact one’s oral health and wellness. We welcome patients in the community to connect with our team by calling (855) 849-8255 and visiting the office at 9 Linden Street.
“False teeth” may bring to mind fake-looking, ill-fitting appliances. Dentures have come a long way. Modern dentures in Worcester MA are indistinguishable from natural, healthy teeth. Dr. Stanley Levenson and his team have seen how modern technologies and techniques transform both patients’ smiles and overall facial appearance.
While teeth are necessary for chewing food, they also help retain facial shape by supporting underlying bone and tissues. When teeth are worn, lost, or replaced with poorly-fitted dentures, your face can appear dramatically different. As your face changes, you may notice:
Excess visible skin and fat
Pronounced folds around your mouth and nose
A lack of facial contours and definition
A double chin
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons add volume or restore facial contours with fillers or surgical procedures; however, these treatments don’t address the missing or poorly-sized false teeth that detract from their patients appearance.
Dr. Levenson’s approach to dentures replaces teeth to their full height and youthful proportion. Levenson Smile dentures consider the system of muscles, bones, and nerves, and are based on an impression of your mouth when it’s in motion. Traditional dentures are made from an impression of your mouth while it’s at rest. The resulting dentures are appropriately-designed and fit well for optimal function and natural appearance.
Dr. Levenson and his team also create unforgettable smiles with dental implants. When placed in your mouth and naturally fused to surrounding bone, implants serve as artificial tooth roots for replacement teeth. They may be used to replace one tooth or many teeth. Implants can’t support all a patient’s teeth without a denture plate. Levenson Smile’s superior fitting dentures allow you to get the most out of the dental implant’s superior stability, and lifelike feel and function.
Call 855-849-8255 to find out more.