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How Aligners Work on Permanent Teeth

On this aligner journey of mine, I’ve come to learn a lot. Sure, I started out expecting to dive into dental more than ever, but I didn’t truly realize how inundated with new information I’d be. From changing trays to water picks, and everything in-between, this...

Real Talk – Sometimes Life Gets in the Way

As the title says, sometimes life just gets in the way of living, you know? Life has been super busy lately between travel, work, and family. The list goes on, but I’m sure you get the point.As an adult, we don't always get to follow the best practices or the rules...

How to Handle “Awake Bruxism”

We can officially mark “awake bruxism” as another term I’d never heard of until I got aligners! However, most of you may be familiar with its other name: teeth grinding.Yes, that awful habit is something you need to be extra mindful of, especially when you have...

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...

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...

My Go-To Products for My Aligner Journey

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...

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...