The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Invisalign

The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Invisalign

Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do on your new orthodontic journey can be a tricky thing to tackle…

We’re here to help! If you’re on your new Invisalign journey or simply considering the revolutionary procedure, congratulations! Of course, with adventures in life and new, sometimes challenging changes, you’re probably asking yourself a bunch of questions…

At Smart Smile Orthodontics in Brisbane, we get it! That’s why our team puts together a monthly article to not only help patients on their orthodontic journey but also guide patients in the right direction during their research and learning phase.

Our team always looks forward to assisting patients of all ages and educating them along their orthodontic journey with us! Many of our patients considering Invisalign often ask similar questions surrounding the Invisalign treatment and a lot of these questions are often regarding food: what can I eat? Is there anything I can’t eat with Invisalign?

The team at Smart Smile Orthodontics have put together some of our most commonly asked questions regarding eating with Invisalign. If we haven’t covered your questions, call our team today on (07) 3889 8355 and our team will be happy to help!

What can I drink with Invisalign?

Always try to opt for cold or room-temperature water! If you drink hot tea or coffee, or even hot water, you may risk your aligners melting or altering the shape of their fit, even while wearing them!

Our team also recommends that anyone that would like to enjoy alcohol, sparkling or carbonated (fizzy) drinks, and soft drinks, remove their clear aligner while consuming.

Can I eat with my Invisalign?

No. While it may be tempting to see what it’s like to eat with Invisalign, it’s best not to.

When eating with Invisalign, be sure to always place your Invisalign back in its case. We understand that it may seem easier just to put the Invisalign on a napkin on the table, however, Invisalign is very lightweight and virtually invisible.

So as a precautionary measure to not lose your Invisalign, always ensure you place it back in its case.

Will I need to change my diet for Invisalign?

No. Unlike traditional metal braces, you are not limited to certain foods with Invisalign. Thanks to Invisalign’s revolutionary removable structure, you do not have to worry about cutting your food up into smaller, manageable pieces or avoiding any foods and essentially changing your diet.

Always be sure to consult with your orthodontist about foods you may be worried about consuming or regarding your diet. Our team of specialists will guide you in the right direction!

How do I clean my Invisalign aligner?

Even if you’re extremely vigilant about cleaning your teeth in between eating and before putting your Invisalign trays back in your mouth, your aligners will still need cleaning!

Bacteria and some debris may build up in the grooves of your tray, trapping these nasties against your teeth and gums. Always be sure to not only clean your teeth in between putting your Invisalign in and eating but also clean your Invisalign trays.

You can do this with a toothbrush and water, or speak to our team at Smart Smile Orthodontics about our brand-new Aligner Cleaner Pro+ product. This product was created by our orthodontists and is specially designed to not only help clean your aligner trays but also gradually whiten your teeth when you place them back in.

Pro Tip: Don’t leave your Invisalign near pets!

We’re not kidding! If you’re taking your Invisalign out during meal time, be sure to place it back in its case and out of reach from children or pets. Dogs in particular love nothing more than snacking on a set of Invisalign and may find a way to get into the case so be sure to always keep the aligners out of reach.

Invisalign Consultations in Strathpine

If you’re considering Invisalign and live in or near Strathpine, Brisbane, the team at Smart Smile Orthodontics Strathpine invites you to visit our website to request your consultation as soon as possible or call our team on (07) 3889 8355 today.

Invisalign Consultations in Ferny Grove

Alternatively, if you live closer to Ferny Grove in Brisbane, our Smart Smile Orthodontics Ferny Grove team invites you to visit our other practice on Samford Road. Visit our website to request your consultation or call our Ferny Grove practice on (07) 3851 0666 now.

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