Many people of all ages in Pittsburgh, PA have turned to Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth. The Invisalign® technology is an amazing system where convenience is a top advantage. One of the questions we often receive is what you may drink while wearing Invisalign®. Today we take a dive into that topic…

How Invisalign Works

To start off, let’s talk about some basics with Invisalign.

During Invisalign treatment, the aligner trays stay in place at all times save for when eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth. This allows each tray to gradually shift your teeth into a better position. Each aligner tray is worn for two weeks, at which point a new tray is swapped in.

Drinking Cool, Clean Water is OK

You don’t always have to take out your Invisalign aligner when you drink. If you’re having clean water that’s cool or cold, you can leave your trays in. This allows you to quench your thirst without always having to take out your aligner trays.

Take Off Invisalign Aligners When Drinking Anything Else

While cool and cold water are fine to drink with Invisalign trays in place, we remind our patients that their Invisalign trays have to be taken out for all other beverages. That includes hot drinks, sodas, coffee, tea and so on.

We recommend brushing or at least rinsing your teeth with water after drinking any of these beverages before putting your aligner trays back on.

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