One of the many questions patients ask is whether they will be able to eat and drink while wearing Invisalign braces. We at Tribeca Dental Care have the tips and information you need to make the path to straight teeth an easy and bright one!
Can You Eat with Invisalign in Your Mouth?
We recommend removing the aligners every time you eat, therefore you can continue to eat everything you have always enjoyed. There are no Invisalign food restrictions and no worries about getting food stuck in brackets and wires. Simply remove the aligners and dig in!
Can You Drink with Invisalign in Your Mouth?
Drinking hot liquids like coffee, tea and red wine can stain the Invisalign trays so we don’t recommend drinking with them in. The heat can also damage the trays so only drink cooler, clear or light-colored liquids, if possible. Drinking with the aligners in the mouth could allow the liquid to get between the actual tooth and the aligner, possibly causing tooth decay.
Always avoid sugary drinks for optimal oral health! We recommend removing the trays beforehand or as quickly as possible afterward and rinsing with warm water if brushing is not an option.
How Spicy Foods Impact Teeth and the Mouth
You might not think so but spicy foods actually have a positive effect on the teeth and mouth. They stimulate the saliva glands that can aid in digestion and certain natural chemicals in chili powder fight off bacterial growth. The Vitamin A in chili powder also helps with the overall health of the gums as well as reducing inflammation.
Onions are rich in many vitamins and they also contain manganese, which helps the body absorb calcium better, helping to build strong bones and teeth. Incorporating onions into dishes adds an extra dose of Vitamin B6, C and folate, too!
Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Invisalign
It’s easy to maintain a healthy mouth and gums with Invisalign. The aligners are removable, making it simple to remove them and brush and floss your teeth as usual. Always remember to rinse the aligners with warm water before and after wearing them. Brush them gently with toothpaste as part of your daily routine. Using Invisalign cleaning crystals or a denture cleaning kit is the best way to maintain them.
Tribeca Dental Care is a top-rated Invisalign location with a lot of experience and flexible financing to make this kind of teeth straightening available to everyone. Contact us today to find out more about Invisalign braces in NYC!