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Do’s and Don’ts for Adults Wearing Aligners

Throughout my aligner journey as a Millennial, I’ve come to discover some do’s and don'ts that have really made a difference. Some have been pretty obvious, while others… not so much! Thankfully, though, I’m here to provide a guide to both so that you’re not feeling...

My Go-To Products for My Aligner Journey

Ever since beginning my aligner journey, I’ve been trying out some new products left and right. Some have been at the recommendation of Dr. Crutchfield, while others I’ve found through searches and strolling through the pharmacy store aisles. Now, I’ve got my own...

Smile like you mean it…

Until I began my aligner journey, I didn’t realize how little I actually smiled with my teeth.Whether it was the dark shadows on my veneers or the many photos I’ve taken over the years and gone … “do I really look like that?”I realized I had become a closed-mouth...

Helpful Hints for Getting Used to Aligners

Something I didn’t exactly anticipate when getting aligners was just how many new things I’d be having to get used to. Of course, I knew eating would be different, as well as the general care that goes along with the process. But some things, such as feeling like I...

Easy-to-Eat Foods for Tray Change Day

If you’ve been following along on my “elder Millennial” aligner journey, welcome back! If you’re new here, hello! I’ve been detailing my straighter smile saga, and this time I’m going to discuss some of my most recent comfort foods. (Literally and metaphorically.)For...

What is Dental Monitoring?

As an “elder Millennial” I lived in the days when braces ruled supreme. Over the years, however, the days of wires and bands have shifted (much like the teeth they’re trying to straighten) into new territory. Namely, clear aligners. I never thought I’d see the day...

Starting Aligner Treatment

Today’s the day! I get my braces! Ahem… sorry, I get my aligners! For the elder millennial crowd who grew up without the luxury of clear aligners, all dental appliances are braces… but I digress. Today I am excited… and anxious. I brushed and flossed my teeth… twice,...

Getting Aligners as an Adult

Hello! Welcome to my “Elder Millennial Aligner Journey”. I’m now a proud Texan, but for the last 13 years, I lived in Northern Virginia. When my step daughter Meghan needed to get braces, I took her to be treated by Dr. Crutchfield. She and I both have pretty strong...