Published On: August 28, 2023By Categories: Blog, Invisalign

Do you dream of devouring a juicy cheeseburger? Or munching on crispy pizza loaded with toppings? With Invisalign clear aligners, you don’t have to put your favorite foods on hold while straightening your teeth.

Unlike old-fashioned metal braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of removable, transparent aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. Simply take out your aligners before meals and indulge!

Say goodbye to the awkward wires and brackets stopping you from savoring every flavorful bite. With Invisalign, you can realign your smile without realigning your diet.

How Invisalign Works to Straighten Teeth

Invisalign offers a contemporary alternative to old-fashioned metal braces using custom-fit, clear plastic aligners that straighten your teeth gradually over time. This innovative system replaces the brackets and wires of traditional orthodontics with a series of smooth, transparent aligners tailored specifically for your teeth.

The Invisalign process starts with a consultation where your dentist will map out your unique treatment plan. Using the latest 3D imaging technology, they design custom aligners that will slowly shift your teeth into the proper position. Every 7 – 10 days, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners, each bringing you one step closer to your desired smile.

The virtually invisible aligners are made from BPA-free plastic and fit securely over your teeth to apply light, controlled forces that straighten them. As you progress through the treatment, your dentist will monitor your progress to ensure your teeth are moving as intended.

Can You Eat Your Favorite Foods with Invisalign?

One major perk of Invisalign is the freedom to eat whatever you want without restriction. Unlike bulky metal braces, the clear plastic aligners are completely removable before eating. Simply take them out, indulge in that cheesy pizza or juicy burger you’ve been craving, and pop them back in when you’re done.

Whether it’s a crunchy apple, popcorn at the movies, or a big bowl of chips and salsa, you eat without worry. The aligners won’t get damaged or loosened by your favorite foods. This flexibility makes it easy to continue enjoying a balanced, flavorful diet throughout your treatment. Just make sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day for the best results, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth.

Best Practices for Eating with Invisalign

  • Brush and floss thoroughly before putting your aligners back in after eating. This will remove any food particles and help prevent plaque buildup, tooth decay, and bad breath.
  • Rinse your aligners after meals to keep them clean. Use water or a mild cleaner to wash away any food residue and prevent staining or odors.
  • Carry a travel toothbrush and toothpaste so you can brush after eating when on-the-go. Maintaining good oral hygiene is key.
  • Do NOT drink hot liquids while wearing aligners to prevent warping or damage. Stick to cool water instead.
  • Always remove aligners before eating any food or drinking anything except water. 

Invisalign Orthodontics at Creekview Dental

Invisalign offers the flexibility to straighten your teeth while still enjoying all your favorite foods. Since you can remove the aligners before meals, you aren’t restricted on what you can eat. However, there are some best practices to follow while eating with Invisalign to ensure treatment success.

If you’re interested in Invisalign or want to see if you’re a candidate for this treatment, contact us at (651) 738-8204 or schedule an appointment online.

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