The ultimate guide to eating with Invisalign

Eating with Invisalign

At Academy Dental in Victoria, the most common questions our patients ask us about Invisalign are all about eating and drinking. With this mind, we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you negotiate the lunchroom with ease.

Can you eat while wearing Invisalign?

Some dentists say you can eat soft foods while wearing Invisalign, but it is not something we recommend at Academy Dental. In fact, the ability to remove your Invisalign trays is one of the best things about the system! Now you can eat what you want without having to worry that it is going to get stuck in your braces. If you are eating out, simply excuse yourself to the washroom to remove your trays before your meal.

Can you drink while wearing Invisalign?

Yes, technically you can drink with your Invisalign trays in, but again it is something that our dental team does not recommend. This is because the liquid will seep underneath the trays and can cause decay. If you do drink while wearing your Invisalign trays, find a moment to brush your teeth, or at the very least rinse them with warm water, as soon a possible.

Do I have to avoid any foods or drinks?

Because you will be removing your alignment trays every time you eat, you will not have to avoid any foods. But if you plan to drink with your Invisalign trays in, know that substances like coffee, tea, and red wine will stain the trays. Hot liquids could potentially melt and warp the plastic, so stay away from hot drinks!

Ready to start your journey to a beautiful smile? Academy Dental can help! Contact us now for Invisalign services in the Victoria area.