Treatment with Candid

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Can I eat and drink in my aligners?
Absolutely. We just recommend that you rinse them off with cool water and brush and floss your teeth when you’re finished to keep your aligners as clear as possible. When it comes to hot li...
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When do I start seeing results?
The rate at which you’ll start seeing results varies on a case-by-case basis, since no two treatment plans are the same. But generally speaking, you’ll notice movement almost right away.
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Can I play musical instruments with my aligners?
Yes — your aligners won’t be in the way at all.
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How long is the treatment?
Treatment with Candid takes 6 months on average.
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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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What if I lose or break an aligner?
If you lose or break an aligner, contact the Candid Care Team immediately. Do not wear your aligners if they have broken. Depending on your case, you may be able to move on to the next align...
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When do I change my aligners?
You change them when you’re instructed to do so after taking a scan using the CandidApp.
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Will the aligners cause soreness?
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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Should I keep my old aligners?
Yes, we recommend that you keep all of your aligners throughout treatment.
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Are the aligners really invisible?
They’re as invisible as something can be. You would often have no idea that people are wearing them.
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What if I have to get dental work done while in treatment?
If you need to get any dental work done that would impact your treatment, talk to your CandidPro dentist and they will integrate the services you need into your Candid treatment.
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Do Candid aligners use attachments or buttons?
No. We can treat most malocclusions without attachments and buttons.
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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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How is my treatment plan made?
The process starts with your dentist taking X-rays, a 3D scan of your teeth, 8 intraoral and extraoral photos, and a dental and medical history questionnaire. Once all your records are taken...
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Does the whitening foam hurt your gums?
No. Our gentle whitening foam contains a lower dose of hydrogen peroxide than other whitening agents, so it won’t make your gums or teeth sensitive or sore. You can use it up to four times d...
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How long do I need to wear the retainer for?
You’ll need to wear your retainers for the 6 week passive healing phase of your Candid treatment, and then for 8 hours per night indefinitely. For the first two weeks after active treatment...
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Am I a candidate?
To determine your candidacy for treatment, book an appointment with a CandidPro doctor near you.
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How do Candid Retainers work?
Retainers work by keeping your teeth in their new position during the passive healing phase of treatment, then indefinitely after that. Remember that treatment doesn’t end when the active bo...
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What should I expect when I receive retainers?
Your last set of aligners will serve as your first set of retainers and should last you around 6 months. When you're ready for a new set of retainers, ask your dentist to order you a new set...
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Do you offer whitening?
Yes! Our gentle whitening foam whitens your teeth and freshens your breath at the same time. But keep in mind that it's specifically for use with aligners, not a free-standing product. One ...
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How do I keep track of when to change my aligners?
You keep track using CandidApp. Only change to the next step when you’re instructed to do so after taking a scan.
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How do I clean and/or sanitize my aligners?
Cleaning your aligners will help keep your teeth healthy and clean throughout treatment. If possible, you should clean your aligners anytime you remove them. We recommend rinsing residual to...
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Can I kiss with my aligners?
Yes, but that’s really none of our business.
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How do Candid retainers work?
Retainers work by keeping your teeth in their new position during the passive healing phase of treatment, then indefinitely after that. Remember that treatment doesn’t end when the active bo...
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When do I start my aligner treatment once I receive my aligner kit in the mail?
You should start treatment right away. After you set up CandidApp on your phone, watch the full tutorial video and then take your first scan.
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What if I have concerns about the way my teeth are moving or my treatment?
If you have any concerns, reach out to our 7/365 patient support team and they'll answer any questions you've got.
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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 the retainers look?
The retainers look exactly the same as your last set of aligners.
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What should I expect at the end of treatment?
When you start your last aligner step, you should give yourself a high-five. Getting to the end of your treatment plan is a huge accomplishment. However, you should keep in mind that your la...
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