Tips for Wearing Invisalign® During the Holidays
Posted by Dr. Amanda Avila Dec 20, 2023
'Tis the season for holiday cheer, delicious treats, and spending quality time with loved ones. And what better way to enjoy this festive period than with a healthy smile? If you're currently undergoing Invisalign treatment or considering it, we've got some tips to ensure that your pearly whites stay on track during the holidays. With these helpful suggestions, you can confidently indulge in all those seasonal delights without compromising your progress.
Eating and Drinking with Invisalign: Dos and Don'ts
Eating and drinking with Invisalign can be a breeze if you follow a few simple dos and don'ts.
- First, let's talk about the dos. When it comes to meals, it's important to remove your aligners before eating anything. This allows you to fully enjoy your food without worrying about damaging your aligners or getting bits of food stuck in them.
- When snacking throughout the day, opt for soft foods that won't put too much pressure on your aligners. Foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, or smoothies are great options. Remember to brush your teeth after each meal and snack before putting your aligners back in.
- Now, onto the don'ts of eating and drinking with Invisalign. It's best to avoid sticky or hard foods as they can damage or break your aligners. This means saying no to chewing gum, caramel candies, or biting into apples directly.
- In terms of beverages, stick to water whenever possible, as other drinks like coffee, tea, soda, or red wine can stain both your teeth and aligners. If you do indulge in these beverages occasionally, make sure to rinse out your mouth afterward and clean your aligners thoroughly before putting them back in.
By following these tips for eating and drinking with Invisalign, you'll ensure a healthy smile throughout the holiday season!
Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Invisalign
Taking care of your oral hygiene is important, especially when you're undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Luckily, keeping your aligners clean and your mouth fresh doesn't have to be a hassle. Here are some tips to ensure proper oral hygiene while wearing Invisalign.
- It's crucial to brush and floss your teeth regularly. With Invisalign, you can simply remove the aligners before brushing and flossing as usual. This allows for effective cleaning without any obstructions. Remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste for gentle yet thorough cleaning.
- Additionally, don't forget about cleaning the aligners themselves! Rinse them with lukewarm water every time you take them out of your mouth throughout the day. For a deeper clean, soak them in a specialized denture or retainer cleaner once a day or as recommended by your dentist.
- Another key aspect of maintaining oral hygiene is watching what you eat and drink while wearing Invisalign. Avoid consuming sugary or sticky foods that could get stuck in the aligners or lead to plaque buildup on teeth surfaces.
- Make sure to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings during your Invisalign treatment journey. They will help monitor your progress and provide guidance on maintaining optimal oral health.
By following these simple steps, you can maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your Invisalign treatment process – ensuring a healthy smile this holiday season!
To learn more, visit Sublime Smiles Orthodontics at 11400 Rockville Pike #805, Rockville, MD 20852, or 189 Kentlands Blvd #206, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at 301-330-1400.