If you have decided to have your alignment adjusted and chosen Invisalign as your method of treatment then there are a few beneficial things you should keep in mind. One of the main things that we should keep in mind would be that with Invisalign you will have the benefit of less dietary restrictions. Unlike, with traditional braces you can take your invisible aligners out before a meal so you’re not restricted to what kinds of food you can eat. To learn more about how aligners will impact your eating read below:
Can You Eat With Your Invisible Aligners?
As mentioned above if you want to eat something while you are wearing your invisible aligners they would need to be taken out before you eat. In other words, you are not restricted to what you can eat like you would be with traditional braces. Also, in relation to what foods are good to eat when you are getting used to your new Invisalign aligner trays yogurt, eggs, or pasta are good options. This is because the texture and consistency of these foods will help to avoid irritating any discomfort from the trays.
What Is the Proper Care For Your Aligners?
It’s important to be sure that you are brushing and flossing after every meal and before you place your aligners back into your mouth. If you place your invisible aligners back into your mouth after eating without brushing or cleaning them, you are making yourself more susceptible to bacteria forming. Naturally foods contain sugar which attaches itself to the surface of all of your teeth promoting tooth decay. In order to avoid spreading bacteria it’s best to clean your teeth before refitting your aligners.
What Can You Drink With Your Aligners?
Similar to the process of removing your invisible aligners before you eat it’s also recommended that you remove them before you drink. The main reason for this is because if you are drinking certain kinds of liquid such as coffee or wine these liquids are most likely going to stain your invisible aligner trays. Also, hot liquids like tea or coffee can also distort the shape of the aligners which will render them unfeasible.
How Do You Clean Your Aligners?
Invisalign aligner trays are more convenient than traditional braces because you can remove them. Also, this makes cleaning your aligners easier. You can remove them to brush your teeth, floss, or clean the aligner trays. This is important for your dental hygiene and oral health. If you are interested in Invisalign invisible aligners feel free to reach out to Dr. Jenny Liang DMD for further information about Invisible aligners.