If you’re ready to start your journey to get the smile you deserve you may already be looking at some treatment options for you. The two most popular methods for correcting a crooked grin are braces and Invisalign. Some people choose not to wear braces, but they are interested in learning more about invisible aligners. Is it possible to eat a nutritious diet when wearing Invisalign? Read on to find out.
What Invisalign Does
Before we talk about the impact on your diet, let’s clear up what Invisalign is and what it does for your teeth. This form of correction, like braces, begins at the orthodontist’s office before being taken home. Your aligners are tailored to your mouth and are removable. They will become a part of your day to day life. You’ll take them to work, remove them after lunch to brush and floss, put them back in, do the same when you get home for dinner. The amount of time you’ll require these aligners is dependent on your dental health.
You can eat almost anything with aligners in your mouth. Wearing aligners may not enforce any dietary limitations, but it is necessary to eat as healthily as possible. You should keep the aligner in your mouth as long as possible. During a meal, you may remove them, but you can also keep them on if you want to maximize your treatment time by keeping them on your for more time during the day.
Meal planning can go a long way toward making sure you consume adequate nutrients for optimal dental health. Know where you’ll get your calcium when you’ll get your Vitamin C, and how many calories you’ll eat with each meal before you start the day.
What to Avoid
Since Invisalign is a major change and a worthwhile investment, you’ll want to make the most of it. Maintaining good dental health and a healthy diet are key. You want to keep your mouth as hygienic as possible so that you can combat bacteria and avoid infection. While maintaining a balanced diet, keep in mind that there are a few activities you should avoid doing on a regular basis.
You should avoid smoking for the duration of your Invisalign treatment (and preferably, even after) as this discolors and corrodes your teeth, the same goes for sugary drinks like cocktails, soda, and juice. Sugary and sticky food like gum and desserts are also things you should only have in moderation.
Learn More With Us
Depending on the state of your teeth, jaw, and bite, the treatment for you may be one of many things from metal braces to Invisalign, or retainers. To figure out the right treatment for you, book a consultation with us here at mBrace to get a smile you flash proudly.