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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 Fix Bad Breath
Bad breath is an all-too-common issue that affects almost everyone from time to time. This condition can be temporary or chronic, and it is also referred to as oral malodor or halitosis. Many people experience bad breath in the morning when they first wake up,...Read More
How to Get Rid of Yellow Staining From Braces
The moment your braces come off is a major high point in your life. You've spent a lot of time waiting and working to achieve the straight teeth and radiant smile you've always dreamed of. But sometimes when the braces come off, your smile isn't quite...Read More
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening Kits
If you find yourself looking at your teeth and thinking, "My smile isn't as bright as it used to be," you aren't the only one. Teeth discoloration is a normal process in life. But, luckily, there are things you can do to get whiter teeth....Read More
The Facts on Funk: Why Is My Clear Aligner Yellow?
You got clear aligners so that no one would notice them, but your invisible aligners are only invisible if they stay clear. Many things can stain your aligners or lead to your retainer turning yellow. Certain foods, such as dark-colored berries or sugary chocolates can lead...Read More
Can You Use Your Aligner as a Whitening Tray?
Clear aligner trays are a convenient way to straighten your teeth without the hassle or appearance of standard aligners like braces. With clear aligners like the ones available from Invisalign, you can smile with confidence, knowing your teeth look great. You care about getting straighter...Read More
How Sugar Impacts Your Teeth
Most of us know that sugar is bad for your teeth, but the science behind why might not be what you'd expect. The sugar itself doesn't harm your teeth. The real culprit is the bacteria in your mouth that feeds on sugar. These bacteria produce acid...Read More
How to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces
Once you have your braces removed, you'll realize how rewarding of an experience it was. The pain and food restrictions pay off as you look in the mirror and see a straight, metal-free smile beaming back at you. To make that moment even better, consider...Read More
How to Reduce Coffee and Tea Stains
We all love that morning cup of tea or coffee that helps us wake up. With that warm mug in our hands, it's hard to believe anything is wrong with such an inviting beverage. But that doesn't mean your drink is right for your teeth....Read More
Research Studies That Prove Straight White Teeth Help You Succeed
A nice smile is one of the first things many people notice about you. According to a study by Kelton Research, this is true for about a third of Americans. The effects of straight, white teeth can trickle down to many areas of a person's...Read More