Are there any dietary restrictions for Invisalign?
4 October 2023
Invisalign has become a popular choice for teeth alignment due to its discreet appearance and convenience. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers a discreet way to correct misaligned teeth. One common question among prospective patients is whether there are any dietary restrictions with Invisalign.
Dietary Freedom with Invisalign
One of the standout features of Invisalign is that it doesn’t impose strict dietary restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which come with a list of foods to avoid, Invisalign allows you to enjoy most of your favourite foods without concern.
While Invisalign is forgiving when it comes to your diet, there are still some precautions to keep in mind:
- Hot and Coloured Liquids: Avoid drinking hot beverages like coffee or tea while wearing your aligners, as they can warp the plastic. Additionally, coloured liquids may stain the aligners.
- Sugary or Acidic Foods: Minimise your consumption of sugary or acidic foods as they can lead to tooth decay. Always remember to clean your teeth before reinserting your aligners.
- Chewing Gum: Chewing gum with aligners in is not recommended, as it can stick to them and affect their effectiveness.
- Hard Foods: While you can generally enjoy most foods, avoid biting into extremely hard foods like ice cubes or hard candies, as they can damage your aligners.
Tips for Eating with Invisalign
Here are some tips to make your dining experience with Invisalign smooth and trouble-free:
- Remove Your Aligners: Before eating, take out your aligners and store them safely in their case. This prevents food particles from getting trapped and ensures your aligners stay clean.
- Brush and Floss: It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth after eating to remove any food debris before reinserting your aligners.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially after eating. This helps rinse away any remnants of food.
Maintaining Oral Hygiene
Proper oral hygiene is paramount during your Invisalign journey. Regularly clean your aligners with a soft toothbrush and rinse them with lukewarm water. Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your aligners to prevent plaque buildup.
What if You Accidentally Damage Your Aligners?
Accidents can happen. If you accidentally damage your aligners or if they become ill-fitting, contact us promptly. We will provide guidance on whether you need a replacement set.
Why Choose Coniston Dental Practice for Invisalign Treatment
Choosing the right dental practice for your Invisalign journey is crucial. Coniston Dental Practice offers a unique blend of expertise, experience, and a patient-centric approach. With a team of skilled professionals, you can expect premium care throughout your treatment. Our commitment to providing a comfortable and supportive environment ensures a positive orthodontic experience.
What Our Patients Say
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Joined this new local dental practice on 10/5/23 and had my 6 monthly checkup with dentist, having previously filled out online health questionnaire & having had my dental history sent from previous practice. It was the most thorough checkup ever. Everyone was very caring & very professional. Very informative Dentist, charming dental nurse and friendly reception staff. Booked hygienist for the following week. Very impressed with my first visit. Its very local to me which is a bonus. Would definitely recommend the practice.Thank you Coniston.
Wonderfull dentist and hygenist services here.. used to come as a kid and after a recent visit with my mother with disability issues I have chosen to get back on their books.. Everyone from front of house through to the doctors has been so pleasant to deal with making what could possibly be something quite stressful nice and simple
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- By Car: There are a number of car parks close by, including the Waitrose car park.
- By Bus: There are bus stops in Old Woking Road within a few yards of the surgery. In addition there are bus stops for routes a short walk away in Station Approach. See the Surrey County Council website for bus timetables.
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