Invisalign has become a popular orthodontic treatment. That’s because it offers a whole host of great benefits, including that it is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth. The clear aligners are also removable, so patients don’t have to give up their favourite foods during treatment. Yet, there are still a few things to keep in mind, especially that the aligners need to be worn a minimum of 22 hours per day to be effective. So, you may be wondering, can you eat with Invisalign on?
Remember to Take Your Aligners Out Before You Eat
While it might be tempting to grab a quick snack while wearing your aligners, you risk cracking them. What’s more, it’s messy to eat with the aligners in and you still need to clean them, so it’s not really worth it.
You need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day. If you’re someone who can’t go without a mid-morning cup of tea or an after-work glass of wine, go for it. Just keep tabs on how long your aligners are out for.
Steer Clear of Gum
Gum is out of the question when wearing Invisalign. The stickiness will hamper your treatment and gum still get stuck to your aligners, potentially damaging them, especially with that chewing motion.
It’s a No to Snacking
Invisalign may be almost invisible to others, but your aligners are a constant presence in your mouth. That means you need to think about what you put in your mouth, especially when it comes to snacks. While you might really want to grab that salty midday snack, think twice. It’ll mean having to take your aligners out, rinse them, brush your teeth and even time how long they’re out for.
To get the most out of treatment, you don’t want to keep the clear aligners out of your mouth for very long.
Can You Eat with Invisalign Aligners On?
It’s a firm no. Before you eat, take your Invisalign aligners out. Always remember to rinse them and brush your teeth before you put them back in.
Get in touch with Medland Orthodontics today to discuss the range of orthodontic treatments available to you.