Which Foods Should I Avoid During Invisalign?

Which Foods Should I Avoid During Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear, discrete solution for straightening your smile. Many patients turn to clear aligners because of their convenience.

 

However, any orthodontic solution always begs the question: how does this affect my eating?

 

Which foods can I eat during Invisalign and which should I avoid?

 

Here’s everything to know about eating with clear aligners.

No Dietary Restrictions with Invisalign

Traditional braces are glued to your teeth, and certain foods may get caught between the wires or damage the braces. Invisalign clear aligners are crafted from clear plastic and they’re removable.

 

Therefore, you can eat any food that you want during Invisalign treatment. You don’t need to change your diet or sacrifice your favorite foods. One of the best parts of clear aligners is that they do not impose dietary restrictions.

The Catch: Always Remove Aligners

The key to eating during Invisalign treatment is to always take your aligners out before eating. If you try to eat with your aligners, then food can stain and/or warp them. Simply remove them before eating, and then clean your teeth and aligners before re-inserting.

Clean Carefully

Removing your aligners is only half of the battle. If you don’t clean your mouth sufficiently after eating, then food may get trapped under your aligners. This can stain your aligners, but worse yet it puts your teeth at risk of decay. Brush and floss after eating to prevent this.

Be extra careful after consuming certain foods. These ones have a tendency to linger, so you will need to be extra diligent about cleaning your teeth after eating:

Straighten Your Smile without Disrupting Your Life

With Invisalign, you can eat anything you want! The key is to remove your aligners before eating and clean your teeth after. Make sure all food remnants are gone so they don’t get stuck under your aligners.

 

Invisalign gives you the power to achieve your dream smile, and it fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Find out more about clear aligners and the treatment process by visiting our Invisalign dentist at Cornerstone Family Dentistry in Carmel, Danville, or Indianapolis!

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