Can I Eat and Drink With Invisalign® Aligners On?

Woman wearing orthodontic invisible braces aligner.

When embarking on your journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign®, one of the most common questions that arises is whether you can eat and drink with the aligners on. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers a level of convenience and flexibility that makes orthodontic treatment less intrusive. However, to achieve the best results and maintain oral health, it’s crucial to understand the guidelines for eating and drinking while wearing these nearly invisible aligners. In this blog post, we’ll explore what you can and can’t do, to ensure your Invisalign experience is smooth and effective.

Guidelines for Eating with Invisalign

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that no foods are off limits. However, it’s best to remove your aligners before meals to avoid damage and ensure proper hygiene.

Always store your aligners in their case while eating to keep them safe and clean. After meals, brushing your teeth before replacing the aligners helps prevent food particles from trapping against your teeth, reducing the risk of cavities and maintaining the clarity of your aligners.

Drinking Beverages While Using Invisalign

You can safely drink cool water with your aligners in place, as water doesn’t pose a risk of staining or damaging them. However, avoid colored or sugary drinks like coffee, soda, and wine when your aligners are on, as these drinks can stain the aligners and increase your risk of cavities by trapping sugars against your teeth. 

If you do consume these beverages, remove your aligners first and ensure you clean both your teeth and the aligners before putting them back in. This practice helps maintain the invisibility of your aligners and protects your dental health during treatment.

Avoiding hot drinks is essential when wearing Invisalign aligners, as the heat can warp the plastic and affect their fit and effectiveness.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation in Houston, TX

Ready to explore the benefits of Invisalign aligners? Call us at 713-660-6500 to schedule a consultation with Heather F. Fleschler, DDS in Houston today. Whether you’re looking to enhance your smile or have questions about eating and drinking with Invisalign, Dr. Fleschler and her knowledgeable team are here to help. Let’s discuss your options and how Invisalign can fit into your lifestyle.

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