Invisalign® Tips

Invisalign is a clear, wire-free alternative to traditional braces. With Invisalign, you will be able to enjoy all your favorite foods and easily clean your teeth. But what are some things that you should avoid while wearing your Invisalign aligners? Here are some tips on how to take care of your teeth: 

Avoid Dark-Colored Beverages 

Avoid drinking dark-colored beverages such as coffee, soda, and tea. Drinking these beverages while wearing your Invisalign aligners can cause discoloration. Instead, drink plenty of water and remove your aligners before drinking any other kind of beverage.

Eating with Invisalign 

Chewing on food, especially hard candy, chips, and gum, can crack your Invisalign trays. If you like to snack throughout the day, just be aware of how long you leave your aligners out while eating. Make sure to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.

Keep it Clean

Keeping your teeth and Invisalign trays clean is important. Harmful bacteria can get trapped in the trays and on your teeth. Be sure to clean your teeth and aligners after every meal and to keep your Invisalign store case with you.

Tip: Carry a travel-sized toothbrush or mouthwash with you!

At Premier Dental Associates, your smile matters to us! To learn more about our free Invisalign virtual scan consultation or to book an appointment with Dr. Ritholtz, please call us at 212-587-0202 or schedule online here