What Happens When You Eat With Invisalign
Invisalign is a treatment process in which a clear aligner is used to put pressure on your teeth to straighten them. Working in the same way as braces you would typically see on teens and young adults, Invisalign has been designed to provide a discreet method to teeth straightening. At Holly House Dental our team would carry out a consultation to discuss the treatment method and decide upon a plan with you to achieve the best results using Invisalign.
We get many questions surrounding the process of Invisalign, including how long the treatment takes, does Invisalign hurt, and many questions surrounding food and Invisalign.
Eating and Invisalign
So, what can you eat with Invisalign? As you are recommended to wear your clear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day, you are provided time within the day to eat your main meals. However, it is recommended you avoid snacking and reducing your consumption of certain drinks. Sticking with water throughout the day will be best for your aligners.
Foods to avoid when using Invisalign
The good news is you can continue to eat and drink your favourite meals from breakfast through to your evening meal, whenever this may be. Unlike traditional braces, you will be able to remove your aligners for eating. It is important to remember, however, you must clean and floss after eating to prevent a build-up of plaque and avoid stains. This is to ensure your teeth stay clean whilst wearing aligners throughout the day.
Top Tips for Invisalign Wearers
Invisalign has been designed to be a simple and lifestyle friendly method to straightening your teeth. There are some important tips to remember when wearing your aligners throughout the day and consuming food and drinks.
– Never eat with your aligners in your mouth. They could become broken, cracked, or stained as a result of chewing foods. Your teeth are strong and are designed to break down food, your aligners are not.
– Keep up with your oral hygiene. This is really important to ensure your teeth remain clean after eating and drinking throughout the day, whilst also keeping your aligners clear of food particles.
– When wearing your aligners, you should try to drink only water. Avoid beverages, like coffee, which could stain both your teeth and your clear aligners.
At Holly House Dental we can help you achieve the straighter, brighter smile that you want! Our in-house Orthodontic Specialist is trained to a specialist level and is able to offer you the very best advice and treatment.
Contact our team today for an Invisalign consultation to discuss the process, your desired results, and to tailor the treatment to your needs and lifestyle.