Invisalign aligners are removable so you can take them out when you’re eating meals. As a result, there’s no restriction on the foods you can enjoy with this treatment. This is a huge advantage over traditional braces, which limit you to certain foods that won’t damage your wires or get stuck.
The Convenience of Invisalign
For optimal results, you’ll wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them while you’re eating, as well as when you’re brushing and flossing your teeth. Because they’re so easy to remove and re-apply, Invisalign aligners are easy to keep clean from crumbs and other debris.
To maintain clean and healthy aligners, simply leave them out while you eat and brush your teeth before putting them back in. When you’re not wearing your aligners, make sure to store them in the provided plastic case, or a similar container that’s clean and sealed.
Choosing Good Meals and Habits for Invisalign
As long as you remove your aligners, you can ultimately eat whatever you want with Invisalign. However, it can be helpful to avoid certain foods and activities. Some of these include:
- Gum — Gum can stick to your teeth, and repeatedly chewing it can negatively affect your bite.
- Teeth Stainers — If you want your smile to stay beautiful, avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth (coffee, tea, soda, red wine, beets, pomegranates, etc.)
- Hard or Chewy Foods — Snacks such as corn nuts, taffy, and caramel are very hard on your teeth and can result in permanent damage if you’re not careful.
- Tobacco — Using tobacco products in any form can lead to yellow teeth and oral cancer, among many other health complications.
If you play a contact sport, it’s also important that you remove your aligners during games or practices to avoid setting back your treatment.
Visit Dr. Aviles for Invisalign
If you want straight, beautiful teeth, visit Dr. Aviles for Invisalign treatment. With over 20 years of experience, she’ll ensure you get the quality treatment you deserve. We’re happy to serve patients throughout the area near Palm City and Stuart, FL.
So what are you waiting for? Contact our practice and schedule your Invisalign consultation today.