Eating with Invisalign®

Enjoy all your favorite foods with removable Invisalign aligners! Here are some tips on how to take care of your teeth and aligners while eating out with Invisalign:

Prepare Ahead of Time 

Always prepare ahead of time! If you are eating out, make sure to bring your Invisalign storage case with you. This is important because harmful bacteria can build up on your aligners if you leave them out in the open. You can even pack a small bag with a mini travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash with you. 

Removing the Aligners  

Before eating, it’s best to remove your Invisalign trays. Rinse the aligners before placing them in their storage case. You can even fill the storage case with mouthwash (from your pre-packed bag). After removing your aligners, be sure to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.

Cleaning your Teeth 

After your meal, remember to re-insert your Invisalign trays. If you can, brush and rinse your mouth before wearing your aligners again. This will prevent any food from getting trapped in the trays or any discoloration. Once you have cleaned your teeth and re-inserted the trays, rinse out your storage case and you are good to go! 

A Premier Dental Associates, your smile is important to us. If you have any questions about your Invisalign trays, please call us at 212-587-0202. 

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