One of the benefits most people love about Invisalign is that there aren’t many lifestyle changes that need to be made. There are no brackets to pop or wires to get entangled with. There are no difficult areas to reach to remove food debris, either. Rather, you are able to freely remove the aligners anytime you want.
So, does this mean you can eat with Invisalign? Absolutely. All you have to do is remove your aligners and place them in a safe space until you are done.
What’s more— being able to eat normally is only one of many advantages to choosing this type of orthodontic treatment.
How Invisalign Works
Your orthodontist will take several images to form one 3D image of your teeth - and future smile. From this, a set of aligners will be customized to get you from today to the final outcome. Each aligner is meant to be worn for about two weeks before it is replaced with a new one.
Invisalign works to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including:
- Open bites
- Crooked teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
Invisalign uses a soft, clear plastic aligner that looks nearly invisible when you are wearing it. Each new aligner may feel a bit snug at first, but this is necessary as they are designed to encourage your teeth to move.
In order for Invisalign to be effective, you will need to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours every single day, taking them out only to clean them or to eat.
Life with Invisalign
Unlike traditional braces, life with Invisalign is simple. You get the benefits of transforming your smile and improving your oral health without having to make changes to the way you do things, such as eating or flossing your teeth.
With Invisalign, you can eat what you want without restriction. Just be sure to remove your aligners while you do or you could risk damaging them. A quick rinse before putting them back in and you are good to go. This means you will not have to give up foods you love, such as those that are crunchy, chewy, or sticky.
Caring for your oral health is just as easy. You remove the aligners and move forward with brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would. There are no restrictions here. Just make sure you continue to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums happy as they undergo Invisalign treatment.
While it is important to remember that not everyone is an ideal candidate for Invisalign, many are. So, if you are looking to be able to continue life without extra hassle while addressing your orthodontic ussies, talk to your orthodontist today.
Learn More About Invisalign
Interested in learning more about Invisalign? Curious if Invisalign is an ideal option for you? At Desert Orthodontics, we offer a comprehensive list of treatment options – including Invisalign. Let us help you find the perfect solution to your orthodontic needs.