Candid Pro Clear Aligners

Many adults are under the impression that it’s too late to fix their crooked teeth and jaw alignment issues. Thanks to advances in orthodontics, patients of all ages can improve the aesthetics of their smiles and protect their oral health with clear aligner therapy. Dr. Ryan Thompson at Thompson Dental in McKinney uses the Candid Pro advanced imaging tools and computer software for precise diagnosis and planning to improve patients’ smiles without the hassle of traditional braces, allowing for invisible teeth straightening.


Dental crowding, crooked teeth, and malocclusion are more than an aesthetic nuisance. When your teeth don’t fit together correctly, it adds stress to your jaw and uneven wear and tear on your teeth. It can also make brushing and flossing less effective, increasing your risk of decay and gum disease. Candid Pro Clear Aligners make straightening teeth discreet, and the removable clear orthodontics aligners mean you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods or come in for frequent adjustments.

The clear aligners can treat many of the same issues as traditional orthodontics without the metal brackets to make your smile stand out. Candid Pro Clear Aligners can even treat more complex problems than other clear aligner therapies, and in many cases, treatment time is quicker, thanks to the customized fit. Patients can review a final tooth placement model, and we welcome their input-on changes to the therapy to help them meet their aesthetic goals.

Achieve a better aligned, healthier smile with Candid Clear aligners!

Achieve a better aligned, healthier smile with Candid Clear aligners!


For a straighter brighter smile planned and overseen by your trusted dentist look no further than Candid clear aligners. Using our patent pending treatment methodology your candid pro dentist can design a treatment plan tailored specifically to your goals. When you entrust your oral health to Candid, a vibrant smile is closer and more convenient than you think. Candid’s revolutionary clear aligner treatment has a few different parts. Our Candid monitoring system uses cutting edge Telehealth tech to ensure you get the smile of your dreams without all the hassle! With Candid monitoring you can straighten your teeth conveniently and effectively from anywhere, all while keeping your doctor incredibly close to your treatment. Candid monitoring has 2 parts. You will use scan box to scan your teeth and CandidApp the number one Candid App in tele-dentistry as your digital HQ for treatment.

Here is how Candid monitoring works

Just slide your smart phone into your scan box and follow the simple instructions to scan your teeth, then send your scans to your doctor and get the feedback you need to keep your treatment on course. Scan from home, scan from vacation, scan any time of day that works for you. Thanks to Candid monitoring you’ll get chair side care from anywhere. Because you are scanning your teeth every 14 days, your dentist will have unprecedented insight into how your treatment is progressing and you will only come to the office when your dentist needs to see you. Best of all Candid Monitoring is included free with your treatment and is yours to keep.

To learn more about how Candid Monitoring can help you achieve the smile of your dreams talk to your dentist today!


Dr. Thompson will evaluate your condition during your initial consultation and determine if Candid Pro is the best option for you for correct teeth alignment. If he recommends Candid Pro Clear Aligners, he’ll create digital impressions of your teeth, take pictures, and send x-rays to the lab to plan your treatment. Once the results are ready, you’ll come back into the office to evaluate the treatment plan, make any changes needed, and we will order the trays from the lab.

Patients can expect to use the aligner trays for 6-18 months and will need to wear a retainer to maintain results after treatment is completed. Because the aligner trays are removable, you’ll need to commit to wearing them 20-22 hours a day, or results may take longer. Dr. Thompson will discuss the best ways to clean and care for your trays once you receive them to ensure clean, healthy teeth throughout the process.

How can patients with Candid Pro Clear Aligners use a ScanBox

How can patients with Candid Pro Clear Aligners use a ScanBox

Stand in front of a mirror, open your application. The application is intuitive and will guide you. Press the start scan button and follow the instructions. Remove your aligners. Unmute your phone and follow the onscreen instructions.

Place your phone into the phone support. Insert your cheek retractor tube into the phone support. You will hear a click when your phone support is properly attached to your retractor. Hold your scan box with one hand on the phone and the other hand holding the tube. Insert one side first, then the other. Your teeth and gums should be fully visible without causing discomfort. Make sure your teeth are in the center of the camera screen. If not you may need to adjust the position of your phone by sliding it for vertical adjustment. During the scan audio instructions will guide you through the steps. For this step bite down on your back teeth and keep your teeth together.

Let’s go – double-tap on the screen to start the scan. Shift the scan box to one side. Start moving your head as soon as you hear the camera make a sound. Now shift the scan box to the other side. Make sure you move the scan box at the same rate as the progress bar. Scan all the way to the side to make sure your back teeth are well seen. You can also turn your head slightly in the opposite direction if that is easier.

Back to the center. If you need to restart the current step, simply press the restart button for this next step, you will have to keep your teeth slightly apart and scan side to side. Double-tap to continue, open your mouth just enough for your tongue to fit in between your teeth. For this next step, you will have to open wide and scan up and down. Double-tap to continue. Tilt the scan box up, tilt all the way up until you can see the whole biting surface of your teeth. You can also tilt your head slightly in the opposite direction if that is easier. Now tilt the scan box down, Back to the front.

Insert your aligners. For this next step, you will have to keep your teeth slightly apart and scan side to side. Double-tap to continue. Take the cheek retractor tube out of your mouth and remove it from the phone support by holding the phone support in place and pulling the cheek retractor tube forward. Take the time to review your pictures, if your pictures do not follow the onscreen instructions, you can simply retake them. Once all your pictures have been validated you can send your scan. That is it! Now it is your turn to try out your first scan!


To learn more, get in touch with our office in McKinney, TX, today at (972) 346-2992 to schedule your consultation.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Thompson and his team at Thompson Dental


Candid Pro clear aligners help reposition teeth using acrylic trays that precisely fit over the upper or lower dental arch. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to achieve results, the trays gently push teeth into better positioning when patients wear them at least 20 hours a day.

Every two weeks, patients move on to the next tray in their series. Initially, there may be some discomfort when the new tray is worn for a day or two as the teeth adjust accordingly. However, this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications if necessary.

The cost of clear aligners is often comparable to the cost of traditional braces while remaining the “clear” choice for many of our patients!

Dr. Ryan Thompson


Dr. Ryan Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management from Texas A&M University. After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force for a year while completing his Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency. Before opening Thompson Dental, he spent two more years as a dentist in the Air Force and worked as an associate dentist in Sherman, Texas.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and North Texas Dental Society. He enjoys looking after the dental health of the communities in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano, and Prosper and has also volunteered for several international dental mission trips.
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