What foods should be avoided during Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is different from other orthodontic treatment plans. Invisalign offers comfort and flexibility during treatment. They are made to perfectly fit the patient’s teeth while it discreetly straightens the teeth. With Invisalign treatment, you can eat whatever you want without your aligner trays getting in your way.
London Invisalign braces offer you the advantage of properly cleaning both your aligner trays and teeth.
Healthy teeth tend to respond faster to treatment, and your diet affects your teeth so, during your orthodontic treatment, you need to eat healthy and right for your treatment to go smoothly.
What food should I avoid?
Hard foods and candies such as potato chips and pretzels, which are easy to bite into and chew may not affect your Invisalign treatment because, they cannot push the teeth, but foods like uncooked carrots, hard-shelled bread and jawbreakers should be avoided during Invisalign treatment.
Ensure you avoid hard candies, especially those you have to suck on because they may leave residues on your teeth which may build-up to form plaques. If you want to take hard fruits and vegetables, make sure you cut them into smaller pieces for easy chewing, but it is advisable to go for softer fruits like strawberries, bananas, and grapes.
People who use Invisalign braces in London are advised to stay away from chewing gum, and the same applies for Invisalign patients. While undergoing treatment with Invisalign, you not only need to avoid chewing gum but also any food that is sticky like starbursts, jelly beans, caramel, and any other thing that pull your aligners to avoid breaking them.
You may need to avoid specific drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine during your Invisalign treatment. These drinks can stain the aligners and leave them looking dirty and darker. When this happens, it defeats the aim of Invisalign aligners that are made to be virtually invisible.
Hot drinks can distort the shape of the aligners and prevent them from fitting perfectly on the teeth. This may lead to extended treatment time as the aligners would no longer move the teeth as they should.
Regular intake of drinks like soda and coffee may have adverse effect on the health in general and teeth, so it is advisable to only take them once in a while, and rinse your mouth properly after you take them. If the sugar residue from drinks like soda is left in the mouth, they could stick to the teeth, cause the build-up of bacteria which may lead to gum diseases, cavities, and other dental issues.
Invisalign treatment not only requires having the money but self-discipline and a sense of responsibility as well. If you want your Invisalign treatment to be fast and successful, ensure you brush your teeth at least twice a day, clean your trays regularly, and avoid foods or bad habits that may interfere with your treatment.
If you need an experienced orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment, contact London Braces on 020 37457520 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.