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The Impression
STRAIGHT TALK
ON ORAL CARE

Taking Big Swings: Meet Jeremy Rubin

"I don’t want to be hidden in the background. I want to be the person in the front."

Shannon Borden
Copywriter
Latest Articles

Why nighttime-only aligners are a nightmare

The evidence that nighttime-only aligners work simply doesn’t exist.

Mark Uzunian
Content Copywriter, Candid

“Convenience was the biggest thing for me”

Candid Summer Smiles contest winner Shavelle G. on her successful treatment 

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

“Candid set my mind at ease”

Summer Smiles contest winner and patient Lauryn J. on why Candid’s affordable treatment was right for her

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

“For me, Candid was a medical necessity”

One Summer Smiles Contest winner on how Candid helped turn his oral health around

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Confidence, Charisma, and Career with Steve Doss

Refinery29 host Steve Doss tells us how he makes it all happen

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

The CandidGuarantee Explained

Why we’re not smiling until you are

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Why this Candid network orthodontist is also a patient

Dr. Billie Zoldan on both sides of Candid treatment 

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Why a straighter smile matters

The top 3 reasons straight teeth can change your life

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Fix Spacing and Gaps with Candid Clear Aligners

Candid clear aligners have successfully treated thousands of spacing cases. Here's how.

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Candid Patient TyMarkus and his Unforgettable Smile

"Candid has helped me find myself." -TyMarkus Woods

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Fix Crowding with Candid Clear Aligners

Three examples of crowding and how to fix it.

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Save on Candid clear aligners with your HSA or FSA

Put those pre-tax dollars to work on your oral health 

Amy Lieberthal
Creative Director, Candid

Why Parents Are Choosing Candid Teen Clear Aligners

Two moms share why they picked Candid over braces and other clear aligner brands. 

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

The Three Biggest Myths about Teens and Clear Aligners

Our Chief Orthodontist on why clear aligners are safe, effective, and healthy for straightening teens' teeth. 

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Couples Who Candid: Eva Catherine and Johnny

“I know when we get married, all I will be doing is smiling so I wanted to make a change and make a change fast.”

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Candid is now in-network with insurers

Save $1,000 on average with insurance.

Aaron Britt
Director of Content, Candid

Why Candid Doesn't Offer Night Wear Only Clear Aligners

A statement from Dr. C. Lynn Hurst, co-founder and Chief Dental Officer of Candid.

Dr. C. Lynn Hurst
Chief Dental Officer, Candid

How does orthodontic treatment work?

A brief guide to how an orthodontist actually straightens teeth.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist in tooth movement — but there's a lot more to it than that.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

What are the different types of braces?

Braces don't just come in metal anymore. Here's your brief guide to some popular types of braces.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

What is orthodontics?

Here's everything you need to know about the dental specialty called orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Jeff Craven
Contributing Writer

How much do braces cost?

The cost of braces can definitely vary. Here's a look at the average cost of braces.

Jeff Craven
Contributing Writer

How do braces work?

A brief guide to the science behind orthodontic tooth movement with braces.

Jeff Craven
Contributing Writer

Getting used to your new aligners

Okay, you've got your aligners. Now what?

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Ask An Orthodontist: Why Can’t Candid Treat Everyone?

Sometimes the best treatment option for you is seeing a doctor in person.

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Everything You Should Know About Jaw Pain, TMJ, and Orthodontic Treatment

Can straightening your teeth relieve jaw pain? It's complicated.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

Ask An Orthodontist: How Is A Treatment Plan Designed?

There's a whole lot to think about when you're straightening someone's teeth.

Tracy Middleton
Contributing Writer

Closing Open Loops: Meet Jillian White

“Vulnerability is the secret sauce.”

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Living Free: Meet Justin Moore

“I can have a conversation with anyone about anything.”

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Coming Out Of Her Shell: Meet Sharon Hatala

Last year, Sharon Hatala decided to make a change. 6 months after completing Candid treatment, Sharon sat down with Candid to talk about life’s curveballs and finding a career that helps her confidence soar.

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Reinvention at 60: Meet Lynne Nicolari

After completing treatment with Candid in December, Lynne Nicolari sat down with us to talk reinvention, starting a modeling career in her 60s, and finding confidence over the years.

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Taking Big Swings: Meet Jeremy Rubin

"I don’t want to be hidden in the background. I want to be the person in the front."

Shannon Borden
Copywriter

Whatever You Do, Please Don’t Try DIY Teeth Straightening

Wondering how to straighten your teeth by yourself? The short answer: don’t.

Kate Bratskeir
Contributing Writer

Yes, Your Teeth Shift When You Get Older

Here's why, and what you can do about it.

Tracy Middleton
Contributing Writer

Welcome to The Impression

A note from the editor.

Raymond Sultan
Director, Copy & Content

How Taking Care Of Your Teeth Could Help Your Heart

Wondering about the connection between oral health and heart disease? Here’s what you need to know.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

Here’s What To Do If You Lose Your Retainer

Why we make it easy and inexpensive to get a new retainer

Sara Coughlin
Contributing Writer

How Pregnancy Affects Dental Health

Yes, shifting teeth and toothaches during pregnancy are a thing.

Anna Almendrala
Contributing Writer

Ask An Orthodontist: Wait, I Might Need Dental Work Before Treatment?

Because you can't straighten your teeth without thinking about your oral health, too.

Gretchen Lidicker
Contributing Writer
What can Candid
do for you?
See how simple it is to straighten your teeth in just 6 months on average.