Invisalign treatment is significantly different from other orthodontic treatments, especially when it comes to how much it affects your day-to-day life routine. Invisalign aligners are flexible and comfortable for your teeth because it is invisible and removable, but at the same time can fix your malocclusion or misalignment problem without the hassle of metals and wires.
One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on what you eat. However, it doesn’t mean that you can eat everything you want without any inhibitions. You should keep in mind that a healthy diet, with the right food and drinks, could help you maintain optimum oral health.
The most important part about eating with Invisalign aligners is that you must remove your aligners before you eat. Eating with your aligners on can cause harm to your trays, and that’s the last thing you want because you may end up starting your orthodontic treatment all over again. Sometimes, you might be inclined to eat without removing your Invisalign, especially during the first few weeks when the aligners are tight fitting, which makes it harder and slightly uncomfortable to take out. Nevertheless, bear in mind that to keep you on the course of treatment, eating without your aligners is your best option.
Eating chewy candy, hard and sticky foods are prohibited because they can stick on your aligners and damage your teeth. Even if you remove your aligners, avoid eating this type of food because they can harm your teeth causing them to shift and your Invisalign won’t fit your teeth anymore.
When it comes to drinking, you must be careful with drinks like soda, tea, and coffee that can stain your aligners. Therefore, it is always important to remove your Invisalign aligners when drinking coffee or tea. Rinse your mouth after drinking to wash away residues. Sodas are a big no because they can break down your tooth enamel and can cause further problems.
To learn more about what to living life with Invisalign aligners, you can contact our office at The Dental Room in Calgary, Alberta.