No. In order to eat you will need to remove the Invisalign aligner. Once you have finished eating or drinking anything other than water you should clean your teeth and immediately put your aligner back in.
Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic which sits over the top of your teeth. If you try to eat sticky food such as pizza you may find that it can pull the aligner out, you could then bite down on it and break it.
Similarly, eating foods which are extremely crunchy or have a very hard texture, such as chicken on the bone can break the aligner if you bite down on that hard substance.
As well as risking breaking the aligner, you could also do damage to your teeth if you eat with the aligner in. This is because small amount of food may creep underneath the aligner and then be held in place against your teeth.
This will give the acid excreting bacteria in your mouth something to live off, as they digest the food hey give off acid which can attack your teeth and cause tooth decay, therefore if you leave the aligner in and don’t clean your teeth after eating you increase the chances of dental disease and decay.
What can you drink whilst wearing Invisalign?
We recommend only drinking water whilst wearing Invisalign. The problem drinking anything else is that if any of the liquid gets underneath the aligner then it can be held in contact with your teeth which can lead to dental decay. To have no risk of this happening we recommend drinking water only.
Can I chew gum whilst wearing Invisalign?
No. You may find that chewing gum whilst wearing Invisalign can pull the aligner is out, this could result in breaking the aligner. Not all gum is sugarfree, so having this sugary gum in your mouth could also lead to dental decay as the aligner may keep this sugar in contact with your teeth for longer.
Can I smoke whilst wearing Invisalign?
Whilst theoretically possible to smoke whilst wearing Invisalign it is not recommended. Invisalign is made from a material which is sensitive to heat, smoking could therefore damage the aligner. Smoking will also discolour the aligner making it very obvious that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
You should ideally wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours per day, removing the aligners only to clean them and eat. Try to wear your aligner is first close to 24 hours a day as possible.
What happens if I don’t wear my aligners enough?
If you don’t wear your aligner is all the prescribed amount of time each day then treatment time will increase and your Invisalign result won’t happen as fast as you may have originally thought.
Can I take my Invisalign aligners out during the day?
Yes, you’re aligners Are designed to be removed for cleaning and eating. If you take them out to eat always remember to wait 20 min, then brush your teeth and put your aligners back in as soon as possible.
Are the Invisalign aligners difficult to take in and out?
Some people find they get a little frustrated in the first 24 hours of wearing each new aligner. This is because it will be tight and actively putting pressure on the teeth in the correct direction, to remove the aligner simply put your fingernails around the edge and pull gently, the aligner should snap out quite easily.
I only want to wear Invisalign at night, will this work?
If you’re thinking that you would only like to wear Invisalign at night then it may not be the system for you. You do need to commit to wearing your aligner is for as close to 24 hours per day as possible.
You will however find that Invisalign is so see-through and transparent that it is barely noticeable whilst you are wearing it, you should therefore be able to wear Invisalign throughout the day without any problem at all.
Yes. Invisalign is designed to be worn for 22 hours each day.
When you decide to go with any orthodontic system, Invisalign included, you need to be aware of what is required of you. If you can wear your Invisalign braces for us close to 24 hours per day as possible then you will see the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Is Invisalign uncomfortable to wear at night?
No. Invisalign is made from an extremely thin almost completely see-through acrylic resin. The Invisalign aligner fits very precisely over your teeth but the outer surface is extremely smooth. This makes it very comfortable to wear as you will barely even notice it is in place.
Could I swallow Invisalign at night?
No. Invisalign covers all of your teeth and is therefore reasonable size, it is not possible to swallow the Invisalign aligner at night. The aligner will also fit very tightly over your teeth needing a definite pull to remove it each day. This means the aligner will be fixed in tightly and not able to come out on its own at night.
Can I just wear Invisalign at night and not in the day?
No. If you only did this then you would be wearing your Invisalign aligner is for probably a maximum of eight hours per day. Invisalign is designed to be worn for at least 22 hours per day and is also designed to be barely noticeable whilst being worn.
This design makes it the perfect orthodontic brace to be well worn by people with busy lives and who don’t want others to know they are having orthodontic brace treatment.