Are There Food and Beverage Restrictions in Invisalign (Clear Plaque) Treatment?
Invisalign is a popular technique for tooth alignment because it’s nearly invisible, but there’s another benefit that users love: the ability to eat whatever you want, whenever you want.
The advantage of this treatment is that it requires fewer adjustments to your normal routine. No dietary restrictions with Invisalign! You will still be able to drink and eat whatever you enjoy without any limitations or worrying about food sticking to the wires and brackets.
Obviously, you will be cautious about avoiding certain eating habits when wearing clear aligners to avoid compromising your treatment progress or damaging your plaques. Here is a list of eating rules to keep in mind for Invisalign users:
1)Reduce Coffee Consumption
Some people drink a cup or two of coffee for breakfast each morning, while others require a steady caffeine boost throughout the day. You will need to break this habit because drinking coffee all day can easily and quickly discolor your plaques. The only drink you need to have while attaching the aligners is water.
While you don’t need to know in advance what you’re going to eat at each meal, you should know when you’re going to eat it and for how long. Remember, you need to wear your records for 20-22 hours a day. For this reason, you should monitor the time they are taken orally so that you can maintain the recommended minimum of 20 hours daily.
Because the aligners are so comfortable and smooth, the gum can look chewy with Invisalign. However, you can run into serious problems if you adopt this habit. Be aware that sticky gum will stick to plaque and cause damage from the constant chewing motion that causes your plaques to rub against each other and your teeth.
4)Eating with Aligners
While there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign, it is important not to eat while wearing the aligner. The resulting force from chewing food can stain, crack, or otherwise damage your plaque. Do not attempt to eat even soft foods while wearing them. You’ll still need to clean your plaques, so if you need to eat, remove them first.
Don’t forget to floss and brush after every meal and before reinserting the plates. It’s also important to note that sugary or sticky foods can stick to tooth surfaces and promote tooth decay. If you replace the plaques immediately without cleaning your teeth, you will create an environment for dental caries.
Although there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign, you should take the recommended care and brush your teeth carefully after meals and meals.