What are Candid clear aligners

What Are Candid Clear Aligners?

When you decide it’s time to straighten your teeth with orthodontic treatment, don’t think your options are limited. One of the best options to consider is the Candid Clear Aligner System. This is a favorite for many patients due to its convenience and invisibility during treatment. Plus, Candid is able to treat a wider variety of cases due to advances in the treatment. 

What Is Candid?

There are some variations of clear aligners for teeth, but Candid offers the most benefits for the widest variety of patients. As an alternative to braces, Candid provides the same level of orthodontic correction for patients that qualify for the treatment. The system uses clear, plastic aligners, which are made out of medical-grade acrylic. These clear aligners, which are also referred to as “trays,” are designed from molds of your teeth. 

Just like Invisalign, the aligners are designed to fit each patient’s teeth, but are off by the slightest bit to account for the orthodontic correction needed during each stage of treatment. Once the teeth move to fit a certain set of aligners, the orthodontist will tell you to start a new set of trays for the next phase. 

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Many patients enjoy clear aligner treatment due to its relative convenience compared to traditional braces. The trays are completely removable and see-through. This means treatment isn’t visible to most people, and the patients don’t have to stick to any food restrictions. Due to the fact that the plastic aligners have a smooth surface, many patients also find them to be more comfortable than traditional braces. 

The removability of Candid aligners also makes it easier to keep teeth clean. Simply take the aligners out to brush after every meal, and when brushing and flossing in the morning or at night. Aligners can be cleaned by soaking in a safe solution or brushing gently with clear hand soap. Toothpaste isn’t recommended since it can stain the aligners.

If there’s any disadvantage to Candid clear aligners, it might be that aligners can get lost while they are taken out for meals. It also takes self-discipline to keep them in for the required 22 hours per day. 

If you get Invisalign or Candid aligners, be sure to keep the aligners in their case when not in use so you can keep them safe. It’s also important to brush your teeth and clean off your aligners before putting them back in your mouth. You can also prevent bacteria growth and calcium buildup by soaking the trays as well. 

To learn more about Candid clear aligner treatment and to see if it could be right for you, schedule your free consultation at The Smile Store today!