Can I drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?
One of the most common questions we get from patients considering Invisalign is, “Can I drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?”
The answer is yes – you can drink alcohol while undergoing Invisalign treatment. BUT, the aligners will need to be removed and you should drink only in moderation.
Excessive drinking can damage your teeth and disrupt the progress of your treatment, so it’s important to be careful. In this blog post, we will discuss the effects of alcohol on your teeth and how to enjoy a few drinks without damaging your smile!
Remove your Invisalign clear aligners before drinking alcohol
It’s important that you remove your Invisalign clear aligners before drinking alcohol so they don’t get damaged by contact with hard foods like nuts or chips, or by coming into contact with acidic drinks like fruit juice or soda.
When you remove your aligners to drink alcohol, make sure to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting your Invisalign back in. This will help remove any bacteria or food particles that could cause tooth decay while you’re enjoying a few drinks.
The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth
When consumed in moderation, alcohol can have some benefits for oral health. For example, red wine contains antioxidants that can help protect your teeth against plaque and bacteria.
However, excessive drinking can have negative consequences for your teeth. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, and it can also increase the risk of developing oral cancer.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s tolerance is different, so please drink responsibly and know your limits.
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If you’ve always wanted straighter teeth but don’t want to deal with traditional metal braces, Invisalign might be the solution for you. Passes Dental Care offers top-notch dental care in a friendly, welcoming environment and our team of expert dentists is ready to serve your needs! Contact us today at 516-858-5921 or fill out this online form to schedule an appointment.