Can I drink coffee while wearing Invisalign?
As you probably know, Invisalign is a popular teeth-straightening treatment. Many people are concerned about the potential for staining their aligners, but it is actually very easy to keep them looking new. In this blog post, we will discuss how to drink coffee while in the process of Invisalign treatment and how to avoid staining your aligners.
What’s Best? Remove Your Invisalign Clear Aligners Before Drinking Coffee
The most important thing to remember about drinking coffee while wearing Invisalign is that you remove your aligners. Coffee can stain your aligners if left in, so it is best to remove them before drinking.
When You’re Ready to Put Your Aligners Back In
After finishing your beverage, rinse the trays thoroughly with water or mouthwash to remove any lingering stains from teeth enamel damage caused by acids found in coffee beans (as well as other foods). Please do not put them back on until they’re completely dry because wet Invisalign retain more bacteria than dry ones, which can lead to a buildup of bad-breath-causing germs inside their chambers–and no one wants that!
But How Can I Drink Coffee While Wearing My Aligners?
If you must drink coffee while wearing your aligners, it is best to sip through a straw. Using a straw will help keep the liquid from coming into as much contact with your aligners. Lingering coffee on your teeth or in the aligners can cause discoloration of your smile over time. If you have no choice but to wear them, maybe because you’re in a social setting where it wouldn’t be proper to take them out, or you forgot your case, make sure to rinse your mouth and the aligners with water as soon as possible. Once you’re in a more comfortable environment, brush your teeth and the aligners thoroughly.
I drank coffee while wearing my aligners, and now they are stained. How do I clean my Invisalign?
If you find your aligners have a yellow hue after cleaning them thoroughly, it may be time to clean them with a whitening solution or cleaning crystals. It’s important to note that this only works if the discoloration isn’t too severe and hasn’t been left untreated for long periods of time.
To clean your Invisalign with a whitening solution or cleaning crystals:
- Fill a glass with room-temperature water.
- Add your whitening solution or cleaning crystals to the water and mix.
- Place your aligners into the glass and let them soak for 15 minutes.
- Remove the aligners from the glass and brush them clean using toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Rinse the aligners off with warm water and allow them to air dry.
Suppose you find that your Invisalign trays are stained after attempting to clean them using whitening solutions or cleaning crystals. In that case, you may want to consider visiting your dentist for professional help in restoring their original clear look.
Get Started with Invisalign in Great Neck
Almost all patients who choose to receive Invisalign have an easy time taking care of their aligners to maintain a clear, discreet look. If you’re on the fence about Invisalign, rest assured, the process is simple and will be over in only a few months!