Healthy Diet to Follow while Wearing Invisalign

Healthy Diet to Follow while Wearing Invisalign
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Gone are the days when you had to sit back with your oral flaws. Now, you no more have to sit with your misaligned teeth for the rest of your life. To combat dental issues, the dental industry has come up with Invisalign aligners. As you can understand from its name, these are transparent braces that correct the alignment of your teeth. Besides, wearing these Invisalign aligners does not make them visible to others at all.

Previously, people used to wear traditional metal braces for correcting their teeth' alignment. Installing these traditional metal braces caused pain and led to some discomfort. To get rid of these painful and uncomfortable situations, dentists have come up with Invisalign aligners. One of the biggest advantages of using Invisalign aligners is to straighten your teeth without having to restrict your diet. Yes, you can eat with Invisalign aligners without having to consider too much about the diet.

Since many of you do not know what to eat while using an Invisalign aligner, we have come up with a blog on the same. In this blog, we will share with you a detailed account of following a healthy diet that you can stick to while putting your Invisalign aligners on. So, without further delay, let’s get started with the details of the blog.

Foods and drinks to avoid while having Invisalign

Many people have an idea as to whether they should restrict their diet and eliminate some food. Well, when you are using Invisalign aligners, you do not have to starve. Neither do you have to lack nutritional value. To clear up your confusion, here are some tips and tricks you can follow regarding your diet while being on the Invisalign aligner.

  1. Chewy and sticky food

There is no doubt about your preference for candies and chewy foods. Indeed, they taste wonderful but can have a detrimental effect on your oral and dental health. However, if you are wearing braces, make sure to avoid these chewy foods and gummies. This is because they tend to get stuck on the wires and edges of the braces. This latching on the gumline and teeth can make it difficult for you to remove the Invisalign aligners as and when required.

Generally, aligners form a tight seal. It is in this seal that the bacteria and other harmful components get stuck and lead to the formation of tartar. As a result, it affects your gum line, jaws, and teeth. To avoid such a scenario, you need to brush your teeth after every meal. One of the best ways would be to look for a sugar-free alternative.

  1. Hard and crunchy food

You have to understand that The Invisible aligner is not manufactured to withstand the pressure produced due to chewing. So, eating anything hard or super crunch with these braces can produce a damaging effect on both your teeth and the braces. The dentist might ask you to take off your braces while you are eating.

This is because the foods and particles of foods get stuck in the attachment. These attachments are small bump-like structures that the dentist uses in Invisalign treatment to perform the function of anchors. Some of the hard foods that you need to avoid while having Invisalign aligners include nuts, apples, and pizza crust.

  1. Beverages and foods that create stains

Many of you complain about stains and unnecessary marks on your teeth. Does Invisalign clear these stains from your teeth? Well, the purpose of Invisalign aligners is only to align your teeth and straighten them and not to clear stains from your teeth. This mark and unnecessary brownish tinge on your teeth occur from the kind of food and beverage you drink.

Although there is no harm in drinking with your Invisalign aligners on. However, it can lead to stains and marks on your teeth. So, it would be better if you can avoid such drinks and beverages for the time being. In case you consume some of them, make sure to brush your teeth after drinking. Along with brushing your teeth, never forget to floss your teeth. This will prevent the development of tartar and plaque.

  1. Hot and cold drinks

If you are a fan of drinking hot and cold drinks every now and then, know that they can produce damaging results to your Invisalign aligners. The Invisalign aligners make use of a plastic tray. This plastic material is very thin and cannot withstand extreme heat or cold. Although this thin plastic makes the aligners look clear and transparent but is vulnerable to extreme heat or cold.

You will be surprised to note that even a cup of hot tea can warp the plastic material of the Invisalign aligner. As a result, it can damage the whole treatment. Therefore, when you have put up your aligners, drinking extremely hot tea or icy cold drinks is a big NO. Also, never sip your drinks slowly because you will have to wear the aligners at least for 22 hours.

Some rules for Invisalign aligners 

Now that you have a detailed idea about the kind of foods and drinks you ought to avoid, it is time to focus on the top three drinking and eating rules that can take care of your aligners.

  • Before consuming your meal, always take off your aligners. You can sometimes feel lazy and keep the trays inside. However, it can produce a disrupting effect on both your dental condition and aligners. Besides, it can lead to tooth discoloration. If you do not want to lengthen the process of Invisalign treatment, avoid keeping your aligners on while eating.
  • The only drink that will never stain your aligners is water. So, if you are drinking anything with your aligners inside your mouth, make sure it is nothing except water. Besides, water being a sugar-free component, it will never stain your mouth.
  • After eating, make sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Generally, dentists ask you to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. However, for good oral health, it is better to brush your teeth after every meal.


Therefore, there is no restriction on food and drinks while undergoing the Invisalign treatment. However, keeping away from the things mentioned above can help you in the long run. Visit an Invisalign doctor site to book your appointment.

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