Custom-Made Aligners for Beautiful Smiles
Orthodontic treatment has long been recognized as an effective way to achieve a beautiful and properly aligned smile. Traditional braces have been the go-to option for many years, but now there’s an alternative that offers discreet and convenient treatment: Candid Aligners.
Candid is a leading orthodontic tech company that offers revolutionary clear aligner treatment. At Petrie Advanced Dental, our Tacoma, WA, dentist, Dr. Arvind Petrie, provides patients with Candid clear aligners as a convenient way to straighten their teeth. If you’re interested in a straighter, healthier smile, we can get you started with one quick diagnostic appointment.
What Are Candid Aligners?
Candid Aligners are a modern orthodontic solution using clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. These aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, gently shifting them into their desired positions. Compared to traditional braces and other clear aligner systems, Candid Aligners offer several advantages. They’re virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and allow for easy removal when eating or practicing oral hygiene.
Benefits of Candid Aligners
Candid Aligners offer numerous benefits that make them an attractive orthodontic option.
- Comfort and convenience throughout the treatment process
- Virtually invisible appearance, allowing for discreet orthodontic treatment
- Removability for eating, drinking, and maintaining oral hygiene
- No dietary restrictions, as aligners can be taken out during meals
- Shorter treatment duration compared to traditional braces
- Customized aligners tailored to your specific needs
- Competitive pricing and affordability options are available
Ideal Candidates for Candid Aligners:
Candid Aligners are an excellent orthodontic option for teenagers and adults with various orthodontic issues. While suitability may vary on a case-by-case basis, Candid Aligners are generally recommended for the following conditions:
- Mild to moderate crowding: Candid aligners can effectively address cases where the teeth are overcrowded or have spacing issues.
- Mild to moderate malocclusion: The clear aligners can correct malocclusions such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite, particularly when the severity is within a certain range.
- Relapse cases: This treatment is suitable for individuals who have experienced orthodontic relapse, where teeth have shifted following previous orthodontic treatment.
- Orthodontic adjustments: The aligners can be used for minor orthodontic adjustments, such as correcting small gaps or aligning slightly misaligned teeth.
Candid Aligners Process
At our Tacoma dental practice, Dr. Petrie and his team guide patients through a comprehensive Candid aligners process. It begins with an initial consultation and assessment, during which Dr. Petrie evaluates the patient’s dental health and determines if the clear aligners are suitable for their case. Subsequently, 3D scanning and treatment planning are performed to create a digital representation of the patient’s teeth and develop a customized aligner treatment plan.
Next, the customized aligners are created using advanced technology, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit. Patients are advised on how to wear and maintain their aligners, typically changing them every one to two weeks as the teeth gradually move into alignment. At the end of each step, you’ll receive a notification via CandidApp™ to share a progress scan with Petrie Advanced Dental. These progress scans help us ensure your teeth are moving according to plan. It’s a great alternative to regular, in-person check-ins — especially if you’re on a tight schedule.
Candid Aligners vs. Other Clear Aligner Systems
While various clear aligner systems are available, Candid stands out in several ways. Dr. Petrie offers Candid Aligners as a reliable and effective orthodontic solution. With their expertise and personalized approach, Dr. Petrie and his team ensure each patient receives the highest level of care throughout the treatment process. Candid Aligners also provide competitive pricing options, making them an affordable choice for individuals seeking quality orthodontic care.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Candid Aligners treatment process usually take?
The duration of your Candid Aligners treatment can vary depending on individual needs. In general, treatment times can range from a few months to over a year. Your qualified dentist or orthodontist will provide you with an estimated treatment timeline based on your specific case during your consultation.
Will wearing Candid Aligners affect my speech?
Initially, wearing Candid Aligners may cause a slight adjustment to your speech. However, most patients adapt quickly within a few days to a week. As you become accustomed to wearing the aligners, any impact on your speech should diminish.
Can I remove the aligners for special occasions?
Candid Aligners are designed to be removable, allowing you to take them out for special occasions. However, it’s important to wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time each day (usually around 20-22 hours) to ensure optimal results. Remember to consult with your dentist or orthodontist about the appropriate duration for which you can safely remove the aligners.
Will Candid Aligners affect my daily oral hygiene routine?
One of the advantages of Candid Aligners is their removability, which makes it easier to maintain your oral hygiene routine. You can simply take out the aligners to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. It’s essential to keep your teeth and aligners clean to prevent any issues during treatment.
Get a Confident Smile With Candid Clear Aligners!
Candid Aligners provide a modern and convenient orthodontic solution for achieving a confident smile. Call our Tacoma, WA, office at (253) 761-5422 to schedule your appointment. You can also book your appointment online and a staff member will assist you.
Petrie Advanced Dental proudly provides dental treatments to patients in Lakewood, Federal Way, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and University Place. We look forward to seeing you!