What can I drink with Invisalign®?

Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to revitalize your smile! These clear aligners are designed to be removable, subtle, and effective, giving you the perks of a healthy smile without relying on brackets.

Many patients ask us questions like, what can you drink with Invisalign? What happens if you drink soda with Invisalign? Can you still drink alcohol with clear aligners? These patients are often surprised to find out that while Invisalign allows you a certain level of freedom during treatment, there are some beverages that they should avoid.

Learn about what you can drink during your Invisalign treatment from the experts at Hess Orthodontics. Schedule a consultation with us today!

Can I drink while wearing Invisalign?

Invisalign is a discreet way to align your smile while giving you the confidence to smile big! Your Invisalign aligners are made from a transparent plastic material that molds perfectly to your teeth. However, clear aligners require special care to keep them in shape. This material can be prone to staining, warping, or other damage if not taken care of properly.

When drinking anything other than water, it’s essential to remove your Invisalign first! Drinking beverages while wearing your Invisalign can cause the plastic to stain. This is especially true if you’re drinking darkly pigmented beverages, like coffee or red wine.

Drinking a sugary or acidic beverage and putting your aligners back in without rinsing your mouth can lead to cavities and tooth decay. Because aligners are molded so closely to your teeth, residual sugars and acids are held directly against the enamel. To counteract this, be sure to take out your Invisalign while drinking and rinse your mouth before putting them back in.

Additionally, it is a smart idea to avoid any hot beverage while wearing your clear aligners. This is because the plastic material can easily warp when exposed to heat. That means don’t drink coffee, tea, or other piping hot drinks while wearing your Invisalign.

What drinks to avoid with Invisalign?

Staying away from certain drinks while wearing your Invisalign will help them stay clean and prevent staining. Here’s a list of what drinks to avoid with Invisalign:

  • Hot beverages
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Juice
  • Soda
  • Sparkling water/seltzer
  • Milk
  • Smoothies
  • Wine
  • Beer

Remember, if you remove your Invisalign to enjoy any of these beverages, be sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth out before putting them back in. You may wind up forcing food particles and bacteria into your teeth and developing painful cavities if you forget to clean your aligners after drinking.

If you have a question about any drink not mentioned, then schedule a complimentary consultation now to learn more about what you can drink while wearing Invisalign.

Learn about Invisalign care with West Coastal & Central Florida’s clear aligners experts

Invisalign is an easy and discreet way to align your smile, whether you’re a teen or an adult. However, it takes a little additional care to keep them looking great during your treatment. Avoiding hot, pigmented, sugary, or acidic beverages while wearing aligners will prevent them from staining or warping. Plus, taking out your Invisalign before drinking and rinsing your mouth before putting them back in will prevent damage to your teeth!

If you’re in the West Coastal Florida area and are curious about how to care for Invisalign aligners, contact us. If you’re considering getting Invisalign, schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our six convenient locations. Our team can’t wait to give you the smile of your dreams!