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All The Ways to Clean ALL Clear Aligners- Cut Through The Crud!
No matter which company you went with- Invisalign, SmileDirectClub, Candid Co, ClearCorrect, SnapCorrect, SmileLove, ByteMe, YourSmileDirect, UniformTeeth, Orthly or any of the others-- we've got you. Aligner funk happens to everyone, and we want you to feel confident that your breath is fresh and your teeth are bright!
We cover all the recommended cleaning solutions and also make sure you know what not to do to keep your aligners crystal clear and your teeth bright white!
Guide to Wearing Aligners
Braces are often considered an inconvenient, but necessary, rite of passage for children and young teens as they seek to correct crooked teeth and bite issues that may negatively impact oral health later on. While braces are common in childhood, the American Association of Orthodontists states one...Read More
How to Make Your Smile Last After Aligner (and Braces) Treatment
You did it! You finally finished your aligner treatment. It's the moment you've been waiting for since before you got your first set of aligners. First of all, congratulations. The journey has not been easy, and we're happy you finally made it to the end...Read More
How to Manage Being Sick With Aligners
Getting sick is never enjoyable. For those trying to straighten their teeth, they must manage their aligners while nursing themselves back to health. Wearing aligners for 22 hours each day complicates your normal routine, so catching a cold or the flu can throw off your...Read More
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How to Remove Biofilm From Your Mouth
Understanding and investing in your oral health can be incredibly beneficial to your overall health and well-being. Monitoring and maintaining bacteria levels and biofilm growth in your mouth can keep your teeth healthy, and the rest of your body will follow suit. What Is Biofilm?...Read More
How to Brush Your Teeth With Aligners
Clear aligners are convenient and discreet ways to help straighten your smile. You can remove them whenever you need to, and they're more comfortable than traditional metal braces. It's essential to take care of your teeth, and while making sure they're straight is one way...Read More
How to Get Rid of Aligner Smell
As a user of clear plastic aligners, you care about your teeth, and you want your smile to look great. The clear plastic makes the process discreet so you can wear your aligners with confidence while hanging out with friends and family or meeting people...Read More
How to Clean Plastic Retainers
Retainers are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. Aligners do the heavy lifting by moving your teeth into a straighter position, but retainers are the devices that keep them from shifting back. Your teeth have a muscle memory that makes them want to go...Read More
How to Avoid Bad Breath
Struggling with bad breath can feel embarrassing and isolating. It's not always an easy topic to talk about, let alone ask for solutions. However, bad breath is often preventable with the right information and a few handy tricks up your sleeve. Let's get to the...Read More
How To Cope With Dental Anxiety
If you have ever felt uneasy or fearful about having routine dental cleanings or special procedures done, then you are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans feel the same way. While feeling nervous or moderately anxious is normal, some allow their fears to negatively...Read More
How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth in Your Sleep
You just woke up, but instead of feeling refreshed and invigorated, your jaw feels sore and you have a pounding headache. Waking up with symptoms like these can be due to grinding your teeth in your sleep. Grinding teeth, which is medically known as bruxism,...Read More
How to Clean a Retainer After Strep Throat
It's cold and flu season again — and if you're like most people, you're probably going to deal with being sick at some point this winter. But did you know that people who use oral retainers are generally more susceptible to getting sick? This...Read More