By now, most patients have heard about Invisalign. It’s the treatment plan that helps straighten your teeth without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is known to be comfortable and discreet. However, many patients ask whether they can eat with Invisalign. When it comes to Invisalign, it’s true that you can eat practically anything you want. Unlike traditional braces, there’s a certain amount of freedom from restrictions with Invisalign – as long as you’re responsible for how to treat and care for the aligners.
Can I Eat with Invisalign In?
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is the flexibility to remove the aligners when necessary. This makes eating more enjoyable for users because, unlike traditional metal braces, they can enjoy all types of foods.
However, to eat while undergoing Invisalign aligner treatment, you must remove the trays first. The only time it’s acceptable to keep your trays in while eating or drinking is if you’re drinking plain water. Eating any food with Invisalign aligners in your mouth damages the trays because the force of your teeth chewing is greater than the durability of the trays. Chewing and certain foods cause Invisalign aligners to become stained, damaged, and cracked.
Get The Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment with Dr. Suzanne Stock
Invisalign is the ground-breaking way to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. However, treatment plans require the patient to have a certain level of responsibility. It’s vital that the aligners are worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day and that they are cleaned often. Additionally, you must remove your Invisalign aligners when eating.
We are very attentive to our patients and the dietary restrictions required for all treatment plans. We want you to get the best results from Invisalign, and that means preserving the aligners as much as possible.
Get started on your Invisalign journey today by contacting us at any of our four offices.