Are you a coffee lover looking to align your bite with Invisalign? If so, you might wonder whether you can still enjoy your delicious cappuccino during your Invisalign treatment. In this article, let’s discuss Invisalign treatment and the impacts of drinking coffee with Invisalign.
Invisalign is a clear aligner orthodontic treatment used to correct bite problems like improper tooth gaps and crookedness. Invisalign consists of clear or visually transparent and removable aligner trays that snugly fit over your teeth. They gently pressure the teeth, gradually shifting them to the desired location or direction. Every two weeks, you should wear a new pair of aligners. Each aligner moves the teeth closer to the desired position.
Orthodontist specialists recommend wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily for several weeks or months. Our dentist in Edison will also instruct you to remove the aligners when eating or drinking anything apart from cool and clear water. Eating or drinking with your Invisalign can cause them to break, get stained, or warp. It also increases your risk of oral problems like bad breath, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, and gum disease.
The simple answer is no. You can’t drink coffee or any beverage besides water when wearing Invisalign. Why is this?
If you’re a coffee lover interested in Invisalign, you don’t have to give up this drink entirely. There are ways you can still enjoy your favorite cup of morning coffee.
Be careful to drink your coffee as quickly as possible rather than over hours. Remember to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily for the most effective results. Removing them longer or too often can delay their effectiveness and affect your treatment.
If, for some reason, you can’t remove your aligners when drinking coffee, keep in mind the following tips:
Ready to align your bite with Invisalign? Or do you have more questions about eating and drinking your favorite foods and beverages with your Invisalign trays? Visit our dental office in Edison or contact KK Dental Edison for more information.