Invisalign is one of our most popular treatments, and for good reason. Clear aligners are nearly invisible, improving your smile with comfort and confidence.
One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that you have the freedom to eat or drink almost whatever you want! Learn more about what you can eat with Invisalign, what foods to avoid, and more.
While there’s almost no limitation to what you can eat with Invisalign, you should avoid eating or drinking most foods with your aligners in. Your teeth produce a lot of force while eating, which may damage your aligners. Eating with Invisalign can also catch food particles and stain your aligners.
There are some exceptions to this rule. We recommend that if patients drink something with their aligners in, to rinse their mouth out soon afterward. That also goes for soft foods like yogurt, ice cream, or oatmeal.
In general, it’s best to simply remove your aligners and place them in their storage case. Then you can enjoy whatever food and drink you want!
Proper Invisalign care is crucial to keeping your aligners and teeth in good condition. In order to prevent food or bacteria from getting trapped in your mouth, you should always brush your teeth and aligners after every meal. If you can’t manage to brush your teeth, you can always rinse them with lukewarm water.
Not cleaning your Invisalign can have consequences to your aligners and to your health. When food gets stuck in your aligners, it can lead to unsightly stains and make your treatment more noticeable. Plus, these food particles can break down to become plaque, increasing your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental health problems.
Invisalign gives you additional freedom to eat and drink whatever you want, as long as you brush your teeth and aligners well afterward! Be sure to remove your aligners before consuming food and drinks like:
If you do plan on consuming any of these foods, be sure to remove your aligners. Afterward, be sure to clean and rinse your teeth and Invisalign. Practicing good oral hygiene with aligners helps lock in your smile results.
Invisalign’s removable and discreet design allows patients to live life to the fullest. With some simple cleaning and care, Invisalign clear aligners give you the freedom to smile wide and eat whatever you want!
We’ve been improving smiles across Central Connecticut for more than 50 years. Trust your smile with the Invisalign Diamond Plus providers at Risinger Orthodontics. Schedule an appointment today!