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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
Latest Articles

What are invisible braces?

The term “invisible braces” can mean a few things. Ahead, we straighten it out for you.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

How does orthodontic treatment work?

A brief guide to how an orthodontist actually straightens teeth.

Ariel Harris
Contributing Writer

How much does Invisalign cost?

Thinking about straightening your teeth? The cost of Invisalign can vary, but here's the general range.

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 Invisalign?

You've probably heard of these "invisible braces." Here are the basics.

Jeff Craven
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

What are braces?

You've seen orthodontic braces on people's teeth a million times — but here's what they actually are.

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

Why I’m Partnering With Candid

Pushing the limits of where you and your smile can go.

Simone Biles
Candid Spokesperson

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

9 Questions About Clear Aligners, Answered

Do clear aligners really work? Are clear aligners and clear braces the same thing? And so on.

Jeff Craven
Contributing Writer

You Are Absolutely Not Too Old To Straighten Your Teeth

Teeth straightening might seem like it’s for kids, but you can definitely get things straight later on.

Anna Almendrala
Contributing Writer

All Your Teeth Straightening Options, Explained

Thinking about straightening your teeth? Here's a brief overview of your options.

Jeff Craven
Contributing Writer

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

Orthodontists vs. Dentists: What's the Difference?

They both know a ton about teeth. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Contributing Writer

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

Add one more thing to the list.

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

Don’t freak out. But don’t just let your lost retainer go, either.

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