Will Starlight Mint Candies Ruin Invisalign?

One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is the freedom it brings to patients. If you undergo Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable metal brackets and wires. You can straighten your teeth and achieve a movie star smile discreetly.

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed. You may take them out of your mouth every time you eat, drink, or care for your teeth. This means you can continue to consume the foods you love, even if they’re hard or sticky.

If you’re a fan of Starlight mints, you may wonder if they can ruin Invisalign. They’re often seen at fundraisers, restaurants, and various events. Not only do they taste great, Starlight mint candies can freshen your breath.

Remove Aligners Before You Enjoy Mints

Before you pop a Starlight mint in your mouth, remove your aligners. This way you can keep them in optimal shape and reduce treatment delays. If you don’t, even something like a mint can break them. While Invisalign aligners are strong and powerful enough to move your teeth into their new positions, they can’t withstand the pressure of chewing and biting.

Avoid the Temptation

It may be tempting to have “just one mint” or a “little sip of coffee” with Invisalign in your mouth. But even one food or drink can break or stain your aligners. The only food or drink you may have with Invisalign in is water.

Even though it may take some time to remove your aligners every time you’re hungry or thirsty, doing so is imperative. You’ll allow your aligners to maintain their integrity and achieve your dream smile faster.

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.