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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 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
Can Aligners and Retainers Lead to Cavities?
Proper dental care is key to a healthy, happy smile. From a young age, people practice oral hygiene to reduce their risk of cavities and take care of their teeth. If you've started using aligners or retainers, you might be wondering how they affect your...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 to Clean Candid Co Aligners
Candid aligners are a great way to straighten your teeth with confidence. Clear aligners from Candid let you smile more and worry less about your appearance since they're discreet compared to traditional aligners like braces. Some of your friends might not even notice you're wearing...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
Wearing a Retainer After Braces: What You Need to Know
Getting a retainer is the last step in your orthodontic treatment. But why do you need to wear a retainer after braces? Once your braces are taken off, your teeth will start to shift slightly. Wearing a retainer holds your teeth in place so they can...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
How to Clean a Night Guard
If you regularly wake up with a headache or a feeling of soreness in your jaw, you might grind or clench your teeth at night. People who grind their teeth have a condition called bruxism. Over time, clenching or grinding your teeth can cause wear...Read More