One of the many reasons why patients love Invisalign is because the aligners are removable, as opposed to traditional metal braces. You must take the clear aligners out before each snack, meal, and drink (besides water). The great thing about this is that you can eat crunchy, sticky, chewy, or hard foods without having to worry about damaging your aligners. With traditional braces, you aren’t allowed to eat these types of foods because they can damage your braces. But with Invisalign, you can basically eat whatever you want as long as you remove your aligners beforehand, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, and put your aligners back in (because you should wear your aligners for the majority of each day).
If you are considering Invisalign treatment, our team at Blooming Smiles can help determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our skilled orthodontist!
If you love popcorn, chips, croutons, bagels, nuts, and other chewy, hard, crunchy, or sticky foods, then Invisalign is your ideal orthodontic treatment because you can continue eating your favorite foods (unlike with traditional braces). If you’re a food lover, then you probably hate the idea of having to limit your diet due to traditional braces.
However, with Invisalign, you can simply take out your aligners before each snack and meal and enjoy anything you’d like! This means that there are no restrictions whatsoever during your Invisalign treatment. Then, you must floss and brush your teeth thoroughly and give your aligners a rinse before putting them back in.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that many patients may find themselves losing a couple inches around the midsection due to the fact that the clear aligners reduce snacking in between meals.
While Invisalign has many different benefits, especially when you get to enjoy your normal meal plan, it is essential to take great care of your aligners during your treatment. Therefore, you should never consume hot beverages such as coffee or tea, or even any other beverages like wine, soda, etc. while your aligners are in. This is because hot beverages can warp the plastic of your aligners and colored drinks can discolor your aligners as well, which defeats the purpose of having a discreet orthodontic treatment. However, you can drink water while your aligners are in.
If you are considering Invisalign and would like to learn more about the many benefits, feel free to contact our team to see if you are an ideal candidate!