When it comes to braces, sometimes you may have to sacrifice your favorite foods for the sake of treatment. Most styles of braces require you to avoid overly sticky or crunchy foods that could become stuck in or cause damage to your braces. Therefore, it’s important to be cautious with what you eat. But is this the case for clear Invisalign braces?
If you just got clear Invisalign braces, you might find yourself out with friends or passing by a restaurant and wondering if you can actually eat from the menu. For example, can you eat pizza with Invisalign? Do you have to stick to soft crust only for the foreseeable future?
Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable and, as a result, you can eat whatever you want. However, in order to prevent your aligners from incurring stains and damage, there are still some things to keep in mind at mealtimes.
Grab another slice
Eating pizza with Invisalign should be the same as eating pizza without Invisalign. It’s as simple as taking your aligners out and going about your meal as usual. But to make sure your aligners stay in top shape, here are a couple of tips on eating with Invisalign.
One way to ensure your Invisalign doesn’t end up stained or damaged from eating is by planning ahead. Take your slim, modern Invisalign case with you. That way you will have a secure and clean place to store your aligners and prevent them from being lost or cracked.
We also recommend that you minimize snacking, because it’s easy to forget to remove your aligners if you’re absently munching on snacks throughout the day. In addition to taking your aligners out to eat, taking care of your oral hygiene will also help keep them clean. Brushing your teeth regularly will prevent the buildup of plaque and food particles that could stain your aligners.
What’s for dinner tomorrow?
In terms of what you can eat with Invisalign braces, the world is your oyster. However, it’s important to be mindful of how you eat. There may not be specific things to stay away from as in the case of wire braces, but mindful eating is still important. So don’t worry about if you can eat BBQ with braces or if you have to give up on pizza. Instead focus on removing your clear Invisalign braces for snacks and meals, taking care of your dental hygiene and keeping your aligners in good condition.