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Eating and Drinking with Invisalign: Get the Best Out of Your Treatment

Invisalign clear aligners are a revolutionary form of treatment that can straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. There are so many benefits to opting for this brand of treatment that won’t obstruct your daily life; one such advantage is what you can eat and drink, and when. This article will look at how you can consume food and drink while receiving Invisalign treatment to get the most out of these braces and not impinge too much on your routine.

What to consider when eating and drinking with Invisalign

Aside from the obvious discretion that comes with choosing Invisalign treatment, you’ll have the comfort and flexibility to remove the aligners at will.

This is because Invisalign braces aren’t wired into your mouth like the more traditional metal braces are. Metal braces can cause discomfort and inconvenience for many who want to clean their teeth properly and eat what they like.

By removing the Invisalign product, you can take out the aligners, eat your meal and drink liquids, and then put the braces back in simply. You won’t need to remove the aligners if you are just drinking water, but it’s strongly advised that you do so for all other things you consume.

Remember the store aligners in a clean place so they don’t become contaminated with any bacteria on unclean surfaces. It’s best to have a portable container with you that is regularly cleaned.

The entire purpose of Invisalign clear aligners, or any braces generally, is to straighten your teeth. Therefore, you should aim to wear the braces for as many hours in the day as possible, usually only removing them to eat, drink, or clean your mouth and the aligners themselves.

How does food and drink affect your Invisalign braces?

The material used to mould and form your Invisalign aligners is strong and durable, but that doesn’t mean you can eat or drink whatever you like while they’re in your mouth.

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For instance, hot drinks can potentially deform the shape of the aligners from their designed shape, meaning your teeth might face being repositioned in a manner that wasn’t intended.

Very hard or hot foods can have a similar effect. If you choose to eat food that will put too much pressure on the braces and possibly damage them.

Part of the beauty of choosing Invisalign is how easy it is to remove the aligners so you can have whatever diet you like, within reason. We’d always suggest you eat and drink well, but you won’t need to compromise a lot thanks to their removability.Interested in starting your Invisalign journey? Contact the London City Smiles team today and see what this range of products can do for you.