Straighten Your Teeth Without the Drawbacks of Traditional Braces
It’s no secret that straight, well-aligned teeth are an important part of a great smile. A person’s smile is one of the first things we notice about them, and the way our smiles look plays a huge role in our confidence.
How CandidPro Clear Aligners Work
CandidPro sends a series of soft plastic clear aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth to gradually and gently straighten your smile, which means no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth! Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your CandidPro aligner during your oral hygiene routines and while eating your favorite meals. Brushing and flossing are not complicated and you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.
The average treatment time with CandidPro ranges from four to twelve months, but the length of treatment will depend on the severity of the alignment problems being corrected, as well as the diligence of the patient in wearing their clear aligners as directed. Just like with traditional braces, following the orthodontist’s instructions is crucial to stay on schedule for the end of treatment. Make sure you’re wearing your aligners!
The Daily CandidPro Experience
For the first few days of each stage of your CandidPro treatment, you may feel minor discomfort as your teeth get used to the added pressure, similar to what traditional braces patients experience after adjustments. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job.
The difference is that with CandidPro, you may be tempted to take the aligners off to relieve the pressure. Resist that temptation, because it will delay your results! You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will make your treatment take longer.
Potential Chestnut Hill patients often ask if CandidPro will make it difficult to speak clearly. Most clear aligner patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.
Caring for Your CandidPro Aligners
To clean your clear aligners, brush and rinse them in lukewarm water and use special cleaning tablets. Make sure you’re also brushing and flossing after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.
One of the best advantages of CandidPro over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!
Gum can stick to your aligners, so it’s not a good idea to chew it while they’re in. Take your aligners out for all meals and snacks. We also discourage smoking during CandidPro treatment, as it can stain and discolor the aligners, as well as putting you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Tracking Your Treatment Through Telehealth
CandidPro is an excellent choice for your orthodontic treatment. What sets it apart from other clear aligner options is the CandidMonitoring system, which eliminates the need for regular in-office adjustment appointments. You simply use the CandidApp, a top-rated teledentistry app, and a licensed orthodontist monitors your progress as you move through each set of aligners.
Retainers After CandidPro
Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you’re using CandidPro or traditional wire braces, because it takes time for teeth to get used to their new positions. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed. Your final set of CandidPro aligners will serve as your retainers.
How The Dental Office of Chestnut Hill Can Help
For those patients that do not want traditional braces, our dentists recommend clear aligners. CandidPro clear aligners don’t work for all types of orthodontic problems, but they are an excellent solution for patients with dental crowding, gapped teeth, or crooked teeth if they would prefer not to get traditional braces.
CandidPro is a modern approach to teeth straightening without many of the drawbacks of braces, saving you numerous in-office appointments through teledentistry. The clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible, allowing you to confidently show off your smile while straightening your teeth. We want to help determine whether or not CandidPro is right for you. Call us today at (617) 969-8558 or email us to set up a consultation to see if CandidPro is the right smile solution for you, and make sure to check the map for directions before you head our way.