Diet is one of the major concerns for patients who undergo orthodontic treatment. 'What food should I eat?' This is one of the common questions we hear from patients who undergo Invisalign treatment. the appliance is designed to provide freedom to patients in terms of diet. the aligners are removable and it is easy to maintain oral hygiene. but what foods should patients eat when living with Invisalign aligners? the following write-up provides an overview of how the diet should be when living with the aligners.
Invisalign lets patients eat any food of their choice. The aligners should be removed when eating or drinking anything apart from water. This helps patients in maintaining hygiene. It is advisable to brush and floss after every meal or snack. In a condition where patients can not brush/floss after eating or drinking something, sticky food can be avoided in order to prevent tooth decay. Chewing on gums with Invisalign on is not advisable since the gum can stick to the surface of the aligners.
Invisalign can tend to change the food habits of patients since it becomes necessary to clean teeth after every meal/snack. Patients can carry the Invisalign case along with them when they are going out for lunch or dinner. The aligners can be kept in the case safely. With proper oral care and discipline in wearing aligners, the Invisalign system can work wonders for patients.