In this post, I will be doing a side-by-side comparison of Byte and SmileDirectClub aligners and explaining why *spoiler alert* I ultimately went with Byte. I have to say, this was closer than expected, as both companies have comparable treatment offerings and measure up similarly in the areas that are most important to me.[Read more…]
In this post, I’m going to explain why I chose Byte clear aligners over Candid, but first I have to get something off my chest that directly influenced my decision. I hate to start off being a Dental Debbie Downer, dear reader, but I believe transparency is paramount in matters of the heart (and teeth): I was REJECTED by Candid right off the bat because I have….dare I say it…a permanent retainer.[Read more…]
As someone who wore braces for the better part of my high school career, I have slight PTSD regarding that time in my life.
Thoughts of metal scraping against the insides of my cheeks, nearly choking on wax meant to buffer said scraping but that never actually stayed in place, the constant soreness, the constant cottonmouth, the awkward photos, the food stuck in crevices so deep no floss or pik could possibly intervene, the pointless, grunting small-talk with my orthodontist while wires shot out of my face (“guh huh” is code for “I just made captain of my dance team, thanks for asking”)… and the rubber bands.[Read more…]