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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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What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your Aligners Properly?
Most people know the importance of dental hygiene, such as brushing teeth daily. However, if you wear clear aligners or a retainer, cleaning these appliances should also be a part of your daily teeth cleaning regimen. Below, we discuss some effects of not properly cleaning...Read More
How to Clean Teeth With a Permanent Retainer
Congratulations on finishing with your braces and achieving a beautiful, bright smile! You might be wondering how you can now maintain your new smile and keep it looking its best. Permanent retainers are a common way to keep your teeth aligned and prevent them from...Read More
Retainer Issues to Be Aware Of
Once you've had braces, you probably know that a retainer is an essential part of your orthodontic care. A properly fitted retainer will solidify the alignment results of your braces. Since there are many different types of retainers, you have flexibility in whatever option you and...Read More
What Causes Teeth Whitening Sensitivity?
Just about everyone wants a white smile and sparkling teeth. Teeth whitening is a great way to improve the look of your smile and boost your confidence. While there are plenty of at-home and professional teeth whitening options, these peroxide-based bleaching solutions can cause sensitive teeth. Here's...Read More
How to Care for Aligners at College
College can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking journey to embark on! With so many new names, faces and places to get accustomed to, adding an orthodontic appliance to get used to can feel like too much at once. Or if you are already in...Read More
Foods to Eat for Improved Tooth Health
You've heard the saying, "You are what you eat," and this is true when it comes to your dental health. Your dental health and the diet you consume go hand in hand. You can include tooth-friendly foods in your regular diet to support your daily oral...Read More
How to Prevent Sore Gums With New Dentures
Dentures are the answer to many dental ailments for people around the world. People of all ages use dentures to increase their quality of life by allowing them to eat their favorite foods and feel confident in their smiles every day. Whether you are new...Read More
How to Tell if It's Time to Replace a Retainer
Retainers play an essential role in your post-orthodontic treatment plan. They help keep your teeth straight, maintaining the smile you invested in. Your orthodontist will likely recommend you wear a retainer for life because teeth are prone to shifting. Retainers usually only last a few...Read More
Why Does Having Straight Teeth Matter? 12 Health Benefits of Straight Teeth
If you're one of 81% of adults that think their teeth are unattractive when they see them in photographs, it might feel good to know you're not alone. But it still doesn't change how you feel. Many adults are self-conscious about their smiles because they don't...Read More