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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!

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  • Guide to Wearing Aligners

    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...

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  • How to Make Your Smile Last After Aligner (and Braces) Treatment

    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...

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  • How to Manage Being Sick With Aligners

    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...

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  • How to Clean a Retainer After Strep Throat

    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...

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  • What's the Best Way to Clean Retainers?

    What's the Best Way to Clean Retainers?

    Whether you have clear or wire retainers, cleaning them can seem tricky. You can run them under hot water or brush them with a toothbrush, but that won't remove all of the plaque and bacteria that get stuck in the nooks and crannies of your...

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  • Back to School With OrthoFoam and Yellow Beads and Me!

    Back to School With OrthoFoam and Yellow Beads and Me!

    Yellow Beads and Me talks about OrthoFoam and AlignerFresh! Jen is mom to Tommy and Ameilia. Tommy is in braces and Amelia has a retainer, so they were perfect to give OrthoFoam and AlignerFresh a try! Tommy thought OrthoFoam was easy to use and liked...

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