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.