How to Eat When Wearing Invisible Braces?
Patients who use orthodontic braces often want to know how they will eat, and Sprout is often overwhelmed by a lot of questions and concerns about eating habits. If you are thinking about using Invisalign, Time Angel and other well-known invisible braces to correct your teeth, but you are worried about not drinking and eating your favorite food, the following suggestions may give you some reference.
Can you eat while drinking?
This is not recommended, as warm food can cause permanent damage to invisible braces and slow down your progress. The great thing about invisible braces is that you will never give up eating your favorite food. Every time you eat, you just need to remove the braces, there is no limit to what you can or cannot eat.
Drinking room temperature water is tolerable. However, other beverages, such as coffee, tea, soda, juice, and any other beverages need to remove the braces. The liquid in the beverage can penetrate the braces and negatively affect the surface of the teeth. If you accidentally drink something other than water, you need to remove the braces, brush your teeth, clean them, and put them back in place.
There are some restrictions on the types of foods that can be eaten during orthodontic treatment. Here is a list of some foods to avoid:
Sweets, cakes, cookies, ice cream, etc. Anything high in sugar can cause tooth decay and should be avoided.
Chewing gum, licorice, caramel, toffee, etc. Anything sticky will hurt your tray.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, etc., can erode the enamel protection of teeth.
It is recommended to remove your braces when drinking the following beverages:
High temperatures may distort your invisible braces, which may cause the tray to become unsuitable.
Both soda and fruit juice contain a lot of acid. In tooth enamel, acid stays under the tooth enamel, corroding the tooth enamel and causing tooth decay.
If you use an oral adhesive, your saliva won’t wash off the color of the drink. This can cause temporary stains that are difficult to remove by brushing your teeth alone.
The braces must be removed while eating. Good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth after a meal to prevent the formation of bacteria and tooth decay. If you forget to brush your teeth, the food particles in the food you just eat will get stuck between your teeth and cause plaque to form. If plaque accumulates on the teeth, it can lead to improper dentition. This will slow down your correction and may make you uncomfortable. Remember to brush and floss your teeth after a meal.
Some other tips
Drink coffee for breakfast-so you don’t have to brush it twice. In addition, you need to get used to drinking coffee once instead of drinking it during the morning commute.
It is recommended to wear 20-22 hours a day, which means that you need to carefully schedule meals and snacks to ensure that you have enough time in the day to wear the right braces.
Avoid chewing gum—never chew gum. Consistent chewing action and consistency of stickiness can damage the braces and prevent you from getting the best results.
Invisible braces allow the wearer to freely eat all the food they like, and even more. This convenient invisible technology is an excellent and beautiful orthodontic system.