Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic. Drinking coffee with Invisalign or other hot drinks can cause the plastic to rotate. Drinking alcohol with Invisalign or a glass of soda every now and then is fine, but only after removing the wrinkles and rinsing your mouth.
However, when using Invisalign you can only drink cold water and possibly clear sparkling water. Hot tea stains and distorts the alignment lines. Sugary and alcoholic drinks cause plaque.
This can damage the alignment lines, delaying treatment. NOTE: It is possible to drink clear liquids that contain regulators (such as water or alcohol). DO NOT eat with the iron.
Drinking sugary or alcoholic beverages while wearing the adjuster can cause plaque buildup. You should only drink cold water while using Invisalign. Ditto for hot drinks. Do not drink them while wearing the regulators.
Baking soda with braces. Technically, you can drink as much as you want while wearing braces, but that doesn’t mean you should. Seals can be safe, especially for those with a sweet tooth, but the new smile you’re working towards may be at risk.
One of the most unexpected side effects of Invisalign is weight loss. Although Invisalign patients can remove wrinkles when they eat or brush their teeth, they should be used 20 to 22 hours a day. Many patients have reported losing between 10 and 15 pounds while wearing Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign treatment is not painless. You can only drink water while using the irons. Any other liquid can get stuck under the faceplates and damage the teeth. Your customization cards may be a little tricky to remove after moving on to the next set in the series.
While some people pull out drawers every time they eat or drink anything other than water, we’ve found that gently sucking through a straw works well. Just be careful not to drink anything hot, otherwise the plastic containers may get tangled. The recommended life of your drawers is 22 hours.
You can eat ice cream with the alignment lines above because you don’t have to chew it. However, care should be taken to rinse and brush the lines after eating.
Invisalign is a treatment option that relies on transparent and permanent alignments to bring the teeth back into place. As long as your bite isn’t too severe, Invisalign can customize a treatment plan that changes your teeth, jaw, or both to repair the bite.
Invisalign can correct clenched teeth.
Preventing Stains When Using Invisalign®
Since the adjusters are designed to actively move your teeth, you are likely to experience some discomfort during the first few days. However, most people find that sensitivity decreases after the first week. You may also find that you speak a little harshly for the first week of using alignment lines.
In most cases, pain or discomfort occurs when the Invisalign® adapters are first installed and the adapters are replaced approximately every two weeks. Most people experience less discomfort and it goes away within a few days, while others may experience discomfort during treatment.
Kissing and Invisalign
Drinking alcohol with Invisalign or a glass of soda every now and then is fine, but only after removing the wrinkles and rinsing your mouth. Drinking with Invisalign regulators in your mouth stains the plastic when drinking coffee, red wine or tea, for example.