Invisalign and Your Diet

Enjoy Total Freedom in Your Everyday Life

Food isn’t only an essential in life, but it’s also an enjoyable part of it too. Whether you’re planning a first date or deciding what to do with friends, often the first thing that comes to mind is going out to eat. Even if you don’t have much in common with someone, it’s likely that you’ll enjoy at least some of the same foods.

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With the large variety of cuisines available to us, the last thing you want is to be restricted to only certain foods. However, traditional braces do just this.

That’s why Dr. Borham recommends Invisalign. These clear aligners allow you to eat a variety of foods without hesitation.

Discover how Invisalign will give you more freedom with your diet than metal braces.

What Foods Can I eat With Invisalign?

One of the many benefits of Invisalign is that you can keep eating all your favorite foods. There’s no need to cut out popcorn or sticky foods that are recommended against while wearing metal braces.

While you can eat what you please during Invisalign treatment, it’s crucial that you take your aligners out before consuming anything besides water. This will prevent you from damaging or staining them. As long as you’re wearing your clear aligners for 20-22 hours a day, they’ll straighten your teeth effectively.

Caring For Your Mouth After Each Meal

If you want both your teeth and clear aligners to remain bacteria-free and looking beautiful, it’s crucial that you care for them properly. After eating or drinking anything, simply brush your teeth. A woman smiling while putting toothpaste on a toothbrush

This will ensure the plaque is removed from your teeth and not transferred to your aligners.

It’s even more important that you complete your whole oral care routine both in the morning and at night. This means brushing and flossing your teeth and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash.

To clean your aligners, rinse them with water and gently brush them with a toothbrush. You can also purchase the Invisalign cleaning system for maximum freshness.

Contact Our Office in Las Cruces to Get Started

If you want an orthodontic option that doesn’t hold you back from eating certain foods, Invisalign may be the right solution for you. Give us a call at (575) 523-5589 or simply fill out our contact form below to learn more about the clear aligners that’ll change your life.