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Invisalign: What Can I Eat and Drink?

Are you considering Invisalign as a teeth straightening option but want to know what you can and cannot eat or drink? 

Fear not, because Complete Family Dentistry, led by Dr. Tsai, is here to provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your diet while undergoing Invisalign treatment.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular teeth straightening method that uses clear, removable aligners to shift teeth into their proper position gradually. 

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible and allows patients to eat and drink without restrictions.

However, you should remove your aligners every time you eat or drink anything other than water. This is because food particles can get trapped between your aligners and your teeth.

Can I Chew Gum with Invisalign?

While Invisalign is designed to be removable, you should avoid chewing gum while wearing your aligners. 

Gum can stick to the aligners, is difficult to remove, and is potentially damaging. 

If you must chew gum, remove your aligners beforehand and clean your teeth and aligners thoroughly before putting them back in.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tsai at Complete Family Dentistry to learn about Invisalign treatment.

What Can I Eat and Drink with Invisalign?

When it comes to eating and drinking with Invisalign, the key is to avoid anything that can stain, damage, or get stuck in the aligners. Here are some guidelines to follow:

Foods to Avoid:

  • Sticky or chewy candies, such as taffy or caramels
  • Hard or crunchy foods, such as popcorn or nuts
  • Sugary or acidic beverages, such as soda or citrus juice
  • Dark-colored drinks, such as coffee or red wine

Foods to Enjoy:

  • Soft foods that are easy to chew, such as pasta or steamed vegetables
  • Dairy products, such as yogurt or cheese
  • Water or clear, sugar-free beverages

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners

Properly cleaning your Invisalign aligners is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene and prolonging the life of your aligners. Here are some tips for cleaning your aligners:

  • Rinse your aligners with warm water every time you remove them to prevent bacteria buildup.
  • Brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  • Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the aligners.
  • Soak your aligners in a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals daily to keep them fresh and clean.

Final thought

Invisalign offers a convenient and discreet option for straightening your teeth, but it’s essential to take proper care of your aligners and watch what you eat and drink. 

By following these guidelines and consulting with Dr. Tsai at Complete Family Dentistry, you can quickly achieve a straighter, healthier smile.

Ready to start your journey to a straighter, healthier smile? Contact Complete Family Dentistry to book your Invisalign consultation.

We proudly serve the Seattle metro area in Bellevue, WA.

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