Can I Wear Invisalign While Eating Soft Foods?

Invisalign has been the go-to teeth straightening method since 1997. One of the greatest perks of these clear, plastic aligners is the fact that you can remove them to eat or drink. Therefore, you don’t have to remove your favorite foods from your diet like you may with traditional metal braces. You can eat all the popcorn, caramel, and other sticky, chewy foods you want.

Always Remove Your Aligners

If you’re in a hurry or simply don’t feel like removing your aligners, you may eat soft foods with them in your mouth. Unfortunately, this can be very problematic. If you eat any foods, including soft options like yogurt and mashed potatoes with Invisalign, your aligners will likely crack, stain, or sustain damage.

Resist the temptation to have a quick snack or soft foods while your aligners are in your mouth. Take them out every time you eat or drink. By doing so, you’ll avoid delays in your treatment and achieve your dream smile faster. As long as you care for your aligners properly and wear them for at least 22 hours a day, your teeth will slowly but surely shift into their proper positions.

How to Care for Your Aligners

It’s important to clean your Invisalign aligners on a daily basis. Use a soft bristled toothbrush and warm water to do so. You can also purchase a denture cleaner and soak your aligners in it once a day for a deeper clean. Also, take a case with you any time you leave your house so that you have somewhere to store your aligners and reduce the risk of losing them.

Schedule an Appointment at Downtown Dental

For more information on Invisalign treatment or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Downtown Dental today. Call 919-897-7646. We look forward to hearing from you!

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