When patients are faced with the idea of realigning their smile, many patients fear the idea of having to visit a traditional Worcester area orthodontist for treatment with conventional metal bracket and wire braces. Many teenagers and adults despise the idea of conventional orthodontia because it can be painful and unattractive. However, there are alternatives including Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays for realignment. These trays are fabricated using impressions of the natural teeth before treatment. A computerized system designs several trays based off of the current alignment and the desired alignment. Each tray is worn for two weeks and then the next tray in the series is worn. Over several months, teeth will gently reposition themselves with the low forces achieved with the trays.
Patients love the idea of Invisalign. The primary benefit of this treatment is the aesthetics. Instead of having metal covering the smile over the course of months or years, patients can use these discreet trays for effective realignment. They are worn at all times but removed when eating and drinking, while also taking them out to brush and floss the teeth. Invisalign allows patients to enjoy better oral health while also improving the alignment of their smile.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that it can be done right in the dental office. Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smile can provide not only general and cosmetic dentistry services but can also guide patients through the Invisalign treatment. Patients can stay with a professional they know and trust throughout their orthodontic therapy and can enjoy fewer check-ups and combined services during dental visits. Cleanings can be done during check-ups along with x-rays to track changes if necessary. Dr. Levenson is already the dentist many patients are comfortable working with which makes him an even more suitable professional to help with orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign.
If you live in or around the community of Worcester and have considered the benefits of orthodontic treatment, contact Levenson Smile today to schedule an initial examination including x-rays and a physical evaluation to see if Invisalign may be right for you.