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: