Candid Aligners for Straight Teeth

Specialized training is required to become a Candid studio as a dental professional.

Candid Aligner System

We are proud to offer Candid’s state-of-the-art clear aligner system, a revolutionary and minimally invasive solution for straightening your teeth and perfecting your smile. Our highly trained and experienced team is committed to delivering quality care and customized treatment plans. With Candid’s innovative technology, you can achieve a more confident smile, right here in Long Beach, while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a treatment that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Why Choose Candid Clear Aligners?

The aligners from Candid are custom-made, virtually invisible aligners that gently move your teeth into the desired position. They’re a fantastic alternative to traditional metal braces, especially for adults and teens who desire discretion and flexibility in their treatment.

With Candid, you’ll benefit from:

  • Invisibility: Clear and virtually unnoticeable, these aligners allow you to straighten your teeth without the obvious appearance of metal braces.
  • Removability: You can easily remove your aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, promoting better oral hygiene during the treatment process.
  • Comfort: With no metal brackets or wires, Candid clear aligners reduce the risk of mouth irritation and discomfort.
Two aligners held together like a heart can be used for cosmetic dentistry or for functional correction to open the airway

The Teeth Straightening Process

With Long Beach Dental’s professional guidance, your journey to a perfect smile will be a breeze. Here’s how it works:

  • Consultation: You’ll begin with a consultation where our dental professionals assess your teeth and discuss your smile goals.
  • Customization: We’ll take precise 3D images of your teeth and create a personalized treatment plan using Candid’s cutting-edge technology.
  • Treatment: You’ll receive your custom-made aligners and wear them for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
  • Check-ups: Regular check-ups (either in-person or virtually) will ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.

What is a CandidPro Doctor?

CandidPro dentists undergo specialized training to become proficient in using the platform’s technology and tools. This includes training on how to conduct virtual consultations, take accurate dental impressions, and create treatment plans using CandidPro’s proprietary, digital software.

Overall, becoming a CandidPro doctor is a rigorous process that requires a high level of dental expertise, as well as strong communication skills and proficiency with technology. These qualifications ensure that patients receive high-quality care and treatment from qualified professionals, regardless of their location.

Problems Treated by Candid Clear Aligners

Candid’s aligners are clear, removable aligners that are designed to gradually straighten teeth over time. They are a popular choice for treating a variety of dental issues, including:

  • Crowding: When teeth are overcrowded or crooked, it can be difficult to properly clean them, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Candid treatment can help align teeth and create more space in the mouth, making it easier to maintain good, oral health and hygiene.
  • Spacing: Gaps or spaces between teeth can be unsightly and make it difficult to properly chew food. Candid treatment can help close these gaps and create a more even smile.
  • Crooked Teeth: Candid treatment plans are appropriate for mild to moderate crooked teeth or other teeth misalignment or issues.

Candid Aligners are primarily designed to treat mild to moderate dental issues such as crowding, spacing, and mild malocclusion (misalignment of teeth).

Candid treatment is not recommended for more severe bite problems, such as those that require significant tooth movement or jaw realignment. In cases where the bite issue is more severe, traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments may be more appropriate.

It’s important to note that not all dental issues can be treated with Candid Aligners, and each patient’s own clear aligner treatment plan will be unique based on their specific needs and goals. To determine if Candid’s aligners are right for you, it’s important to consult with Dr. Minasyan for a consultation to determine whether Candid aligner treatment is the right treatment plan for you.

Treatment Cost for Candid Aligners

The cost of Candid aligners can vary depending on a number of factors, including the severity of the dental issues being treated and the length of treatment required. However, the cost of Candid treatment generally ranges from $2,400 to $3,200.

Financing options help make treatment more affordable. You can choose from a variety of payment plans. In addition, some dental insurance plans with orthodontic coverage could cover up to half of the cost of orthodontic treatment. Our team is happy to help check your insurance to determine what coverage you have.

Candid vs. Invisalign Treatment Plans

Candid and Invisalign are both clear aligner systems that offer a discreet and convenient alternative to braces for teeth straightening. While both clear dental aligners systems have similar goals, there are some differences in terms of capabilities and benefits.


Candid use advanced technology and proprietary software to create a custom treatment plan for each patient. The aligners are designed to gradually shift teeth into the desired position over time. Candid is primarily designed to treat mild to moderate dental issues, such as crowding, spacing, and mild malocclusion.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is a more established clear aligner system that has been around for over 20 years. Invisalign aligners are also custom-made for each patient and use a series of aligners to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Invisalign can treat a wider range of dental issues, including more severe malocclusions and bite problems.


Both Candid Aligners and Invisalign offer a number of benefits over traditional braces, including:

  1. It’s Discrete: Both systems use clear aligners that are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teens who want to avoid the appearance of traditional metal braces.
  2. Comfort: Clear aligners are smooth and do not have any sharp brackets or wires, making them more comfortable to wear than traditional braces.
  3. Convenience: Both Candid aligners and Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes it easier to eat, brush, and floss compared to metal brackets.
  4. Faster treatment time: Clear aligners often straighten teeth faster than traditional braces, with average treatment time for aligners ranging from 6 to 18 months.
  5. Remote monitoring: CandidPro offers remote monitoring which allows patients to check in with their dentist and receive treatment adjustments without the need for in-person appointments.

Overall, Candid Aligners and Invisalign are both effective clear aligner systems that offer a number of benefits over traditional braces.

The choice between the two will depend on the specific dental issues being treated, as well as the patient’s personal preferences and goals. It’s important to consult with Dr. Minasyan at Long Beach Dental Studio to determine which system is the best fit for your needs.

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How Many Hours a Day do You Wear Aligners?

Candid Aligners should be worn for 22 hours per day in order to be effective – essentially the same as Invisalign. The aligners are designed to gradually shift teeth into the desired position, and wearing them for the recommended amount of time is crucial for achieving the desired results within the expected, average treatment time.

Patients should only remove the aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. It’s important to clean the aligners regularly and to keep them in their case when they are not being worn. Failure to wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time could result in longer treatment times or less effective results.

Woman putting aligner from Candid in her mouth after Dr Minasyan approved her treatment plan based on the most accurate initial scans

Candid Retainers

After completing treatment with Candid Aligners, or after any orthodontic treatment for that matter, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your results. Retainers are custom-made devices that are designed to keep the teeth in their new position after candid teeth aligners.

CandidPro offers a clear, removable retainer as part of its treatment plan. The length of time you will need to wear a retainer can vary depending on your individual needs and the severity of your initial dental issues. Retainers prevent teeth from shifting back to their original position.

Contact Long Beach Dental Studio for information or to set up a consultation to to find out if CandidPro is right for you.

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