Invisalign offers a safe, discreet way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams. It involves a series of clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, eliminating malocclusions like crooked teeth, crowding, overbites, and underbites.
Invisalign Can Be Removed
One of the most noteworthy benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Unlike traditional metal braces which remain in your mouth at all times, you can remove Invisalign. This is great news as you may eat, drink, and care for your teeth as you normally do.
You don’t have to worry about brushing in between metal brackets or cutting out your favorite foods like corn on the cob and caramel apples. As long as you wear your aligners for at least 22 hour a day, your teeth will move to where they need to be.
Drinking Coffee with Invisalign
If you’re an avid coffee drinker and have a tendency to go to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, rest assured you don’t have to give up your cup of joe. What you do have to do, however, is ensure you remove your aligners before drinking your coffee.
While you may be tempted to keep them in your mouth to take a quick sip, doing so is not recommended. It can stain your aligners and teeth. To make sure you keep your aligners in your mouth for as long as you need to, try to finish your coffee instead of drinking it throughout the day. Also, cut back on cream and sugar as it may increase your risk of cavities during Invisalign treatment.
Contact Gladwell Orthodontics Today
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment and how it can improve your smile and confidence, don’t hesitate to contact our office today! We can be reached at 919-453-6325.