Candid – Malocclusion Teeth Aligners

Candid teeth aligners - treat malocclusion in Albany, Oregon

Realigning your health starts with your smile!

Candid clear aligners can treat most malocclusion cases with as few as two appointments. Cutting-edge 3D printing and materials technology means these aligners may offer accelerated treatment.

What is Malocclusion?

A misalignment of the jaws and teeth is known as malocclusion. It’s a common condition that affects approximately 75% of Americans. The symptoms of malocclusion may not be severe in the short term. However, malocclusion over time may result in major problems that affect the entire body.

Do I Have Malocclusion?

Think your bite isn’t quite right? Check which common symptoms of malocclusion apply to you so we can help you find the right treatment.

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Painful chewing or biting
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Clenching/grinding teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth wear
  • Snoring

Types of Malocclusion

There are several different kinds of malocclusion. Here are some of the most common ones.

  • Crowding – Too many teeth in too little space.
  • Edge-to-Edge Bite – Upper and lower teeth close with no overlap.
  • Overjet – Upper teeth close too far in front of lower teeth.
  • Crossbite – Upper teeth close behind or inside lower teeth.
  • Spacing – Extra space between teeth.
  • Open Bite – Upper and lower teeth do not fully close, creating an opening.
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Long-Term Risks of Malocclusion

If left untreated, malocclusion can put you at risk for several long-term oral health and whole-body issues. The following are some potential impacts of malocclusion over time:

  • Tooth Damage – If teeth aren’t aligned correctly, they may chip, fracture, or wear down. In many cases, damaged teeth may need to be restored or removed.
  • Sleep Apnea – Malocclusion may prevent proper nasal breathing while you sleep.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Gum inflammation, which can be caused by malocclusion, may contribute to your risk of developing plaque buildup associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Gum & Bone Disease – Misaligned teeth can impart damaging forces to gum and bone tissues and act as a trap for food and plaque.
  • Pregnancy & Hormonal Issues – Hormones released during pregnancy further increase the risks associated with malocclusion-related gum disease.
  • Cardiovascular Diseases – Over time, malocclusion-related gum inflammation may contribute to plaque buildup in your bloodstream and increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

*Candid does not claim to treat these conditions.

How It Works:

Diagnostics – We will take all of the records necessary for evaluation.

Treatment Plan – We will develop a treatment plan just for you.

Aligner Kit – Candid will produce and ship your aligners to you or your dentist.

Wearing Aligners – You’ll wear your aligner steps sequentially for 22 hours every day.

Candid Monitoring – You’ll use your smartphone to submit progress scans to your dentist.

Retainers – Once treatment has ended, you’ll wear a retainer at night to maintain your new smile.

Protect your long-term health today with Candid clear aligners.