An ever-growing number of people looking to straighten their teeth and get a beautiful smile are turning to Invisalign® invisible braces instead of traditional metal braces to get the job done. There is no mystery behind why this effective and safe treatment has become so popular. You can’t see the clear Invisalign plastic aligners, they’re extremely comfortable, and you can take them out whenever you need to, including when you brush, floss, and eat.
It’s that last point which perhaps makes the biggest day-to-day difference between Invisalign and metal braces. Since braces stay on your teeth at all times, any foods or beverages you put in your mouth will inevitably come into contact with the tiny brackets and wires braces are made of. Sticky and chewy foods can muck up braces, damaging them, reducing their effectiveness, and necessitating additional work by your orthodontist to repair the damage. That is why there is a long list of foods and beverages to avoid when you have braces.
With Invisalign, however, there are far fewer concerns or limitations, so long as you don’t eat or drink while wearing your aligners. But with Invisalign’s freedom still comes responsibility, and there are some foods and beverages you should try to avoid during the course of your Invisalign treatment.
Keep these food and drink suggestions in mind while your teeth keep getting better with Invisalign:
- You can drink while wearing your aligners, but some beverages can stain and discolor your aligners just as they can stain and discolor your teeth. Coffee, tea and red wine are particularly good at staining aligners and could take away the appearance of invisibility that is one of the great attributes of Invisalign. Take out your aligners before you drink these beverages and be sure to brush your teeth to remove any residue before you put your aligners back in.
- Invisalign aligners are made of very strong, specialized material, but they are not indestructible. Hot beverages can warp the aligners, making them uncomfortable or unwearable, so stay away from such drinks while your aligners are in.
- Of course, maintaining good oral health and keeping your teeth strong during your Invisalign treatment is no less important than it is throughout the rest of your life. This includes avoiding cavity-causing foods and beverages which can erode your teeth enamel and stain your teeth.
Schedule a Miami Invisalign Appointment Today
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and find out whether it is right for you, please schedule a visit with Dr. Hermann who can evaluate your specific condition to determine if you are a candidate for the Miami Invisalign dental straightening system. Dr. Herrmann will explain your options and the required length of time for treatment, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding this cutting edge, non-invasive treatment procedure.
For a personalized consultation and treatment plan, or to learn more about Invisalign, contact Assure A Smile at 305-274-0047.