Invisalign is a unique and innovative straightening method that has proven to be popular among teens and adults. By opting for this teeth-straightening method, you are freer to eat or drink more of the foods and beverages you love to consume.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign allows you to avoid wearing braces through 3D technology. This technology allows you to wear removable aligners that are regularly switched during the straightening process. The retainer-type appliances are replaced about every two weeks to straighten the teeth. You don't need to have adjustments made, as progressive see-through aligners are worn. Invisalign makes it possible for you to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. The clear plastic material can hardly be seen. For the best results, you need to wear Invisalign straighteners 22 hours per day. Only take the appliances out of your mouth when eating, drinking, and brushing and flossing your teeth.
What Can I Drink When I Wear Invisalign?
You can drink about anything when you wear Invisalign, as long as the aligners are removed when you eat or drink. Because the aligner is made of clear plastic, drinking a hot drink can warp the material and adversely affect the straightening process. Also stain-causing beverages like coffee can discolor the clear aligners and sugary or acidic drinks, like colas, can erode tooth enamel. This can easily happen if you don't rinse your mouth before re-inserting the aligners.
For the most part, wearing Invisalign appliances can make teeth straightening easy and hassle-free. Learn more about the process today by calling our orthodontic team. Invisalign aligners cannot solve every orthodontic need. However, if your teeth are crowded or you need to close some gaps in your teeth, Invisalign may help you achieve your orthodontic goals. Again, give us a call to learn more about this unique orthodontic treatment approach. Arrange a consultation and exam at your earliest convenience.
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