Clear Aligner Therapy in Bend, OR

What is Clear Aligner Therapy?

Clear aligner therapy is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. CandidPro clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth and are virtually invisible, making them a discreet and convenient option for straightening your smile. CandidPro is also the only clear aligner on the market that offers airway-focused treatment plans, allowing us to use aligners to idealize your oral anatomy to best support your airway.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners


One of the key benefits of clear aligner therapy is that the aligners are virtually invisible when worn. This means you can straighten your teeth without anyone even noticing, allowing you to feel confident throughout your treatment.


Unlike traditional braces, clear aligner therapy allows you to remove the aligners when necessary. This means you can still enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your regular oral hygiene routine with ease.

Improved Health

Misaligned teeth are more than an aesthetic concern; they can lead to an increased risk of cavities, tooth wear, gum disease, and even a compromised airway. Clear aligners can straighten your smile and improve your oral and overall health.

How Clear Aligners Work

Creating Candid smiles, one tray at a time.


step 1

The first step in your clear aligner journey is an initial consultation with Dr. Sophie Diepenheim. During this appointment, Dr. Diepenheim will carefully evaluate your teeth and bite to determine if CandidPro clear aligners are the right option for you. She will also take physical impressions and digital x-rays to create a personalized treatment plan.


step 2

Once your treatment plan is finalized, our team will work with our trusted CandidPro lab to create a series of custom aligners specifically tailored to your teeth. These aligners are made from a clear, BPA-free plastic material, making them virtually invisible when worn.


step 3

You will receive a set of aligners to wear for a specific period of time, typically around two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It is important to wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time each day, usually 20-22 hours, and to follow any specific instructions provided by Dr. Diepenheim. Throughout your treatment, you will have regular check-up appointments at Breathe Deep Dental. During these visits, Dr. Diepenheim will monitor your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners as needed.

CandidMonitoring's revolutionary technology helps cut down on office visits for greater convenience and enhanced treatment monitoring. You'll take photos of your smile from the comfort of your own home, allowing Dr. Diepenheim to track your progress in real-time.

The length of your clear aligner treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals.

How does CandidMonitoring work?

CandidMonitoring utilizes photo monitoring with AI technology to precisely track your progress more accurately than the human eye can. It gives you feedback on how well your trays are seating and if you are ready to move on to the next stage of treatment, and how well you are doing on oral hygiene! It uses your phone, a scan box, and an app to provide you with some extremely sophisticated results.

I am just starting Candid Treatment! Do you have a tutorial for CandidMonitoring?

Yes we do! Please see this video, and if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team here at Breathe Deep Dental.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for clear aligner therapy?

At Breathe Deep Dental, we offer clear aligner therapy as an effective solution for straightening your teeth. This innovative treatment is suitable for most patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Clear aligners are especially popular among adults and teenagers who prefer a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sophie Diepenheim will evaluate your oral health and discuss whether clear aligners are the right choice for you.

What orthodontic issues can clear aligners treat?

Clear aligners can effectively address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded teeth: If your teeth are too close together, clear aligners can gradually shift them into proper alignment, creating more space and improving your oral health.

Gaps between teeth: Clear aligners can close gaps between teeth, enhancing your smile aesthetics and preventing food particles from getting trapped.

Overbite: If your upper front teeth excessively overlap your lower front teeth, clear aligners can help correct your bite alignment and improve your overall dental health.

Underbite: When your lower teeth protrude in front of your upper teeth, clear aligners can gradually move them into the correct position, improving your bite function and facial aesthetics.

Open bite: Clear aligners can effectively treat an open bite, where your upper and lower teeth do not meet when you bite down. This can improve your chewing ability and speech.