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Can I exercise with aligners?
Absolutely. The aligners will have no impact whatsoever on your ability to exercise.
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How do aligners work?
Aligners work by using carefully calibrated force to move your teeth into a new position, forcing the body to adapt by remodeling the bone. Each set of aligners is a unique 3D-printed model ...
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Is there anything that can make treatment go faster?
Remote monitoring actually makes treatment go faster than it would be if you had to check in with your orthodontist in person before every step of treatment. You’ll get the go-ahead to switc...
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How do I clean and/or sanitize my aligners?
To clean your aligners, just rinse them with cool water. You can also use toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush for a more thorough cleaning. Never rinse your aligners with hot water or ...
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How do I take my aligners out/put them on?
To put your aligners on, gently push them over your teeth with your index fingers (for the bottom) or your thumbs (for the top). They should fit easily, although early in each step of treatm...
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What if my impression trays don’t fit?
Reach out to our care team right away and they’ll send you new trays free of charge. To check if your trays fit properly before you start taking your impressions, put them onto your teeth wi...
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How is my treatment plan made?
The process starts with a 3D scan of your teeth at a Candid Studio location. After your studio visit, your diagnostic records (the 3D scan, 8 intraoral and extraoral photos, and a dental and...
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Why wouldn’t someone be a candidate for Candid clear aligners?
There are three main reasons you wouldn’t be a candidate: 1. Because your case falls beyond the range of the mild to moderate malocclusions we treat. (The term malocclusion, literally “bad ...
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What if my impression trays don’t fit?
Reach out to our care team right away and they’ll send you new trays free of charge. To check if your trays fit properly before you start taking your impressions, put them onto your teeth wi...
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Will the aligners irritate my mouth?
You can expect a little bit of discomfort as you get used to wearing your aligners — after all, you’ll have something completely new and unfamiliar in your mouth for extended periods of time...
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How do I keep track of when to change my aligners?
You keep track using the Dental Monitoring app. Only change to the next step when you’re instructed to do so after taking a scan.
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What if I lose an aligner?
If you lose an aligner, contact our care team immediately. Depending on your case, you may be able to move on to the next step in treatment. In certain cases, you may need to purchase a repl...
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