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Can you eat normally with Invisalign?

I will get Invisalign next week. Can you eat normally with Invisalign?

4 Answers

Yes, but you don’t eat with the aligners in. You take them out and have your meal, brush your teeth, and then put them back in.
One of the big benefits of Invisalign treatment devices/trays is that you can take them off while eating and brushing your teeth. You do not have to avoid any type of food, while they are off, but to get the teeth to move properly you must wear them 20-22 hours every day. Coffee, tea, wine, soda, and food should only be consumed while they are off. This would mean avoiding long coffee-sipping breaks, chewing gum, long snack breaks, or sipping wine while watching a movie. You should track how long they are off because all of these times add up together and need to be less than two to four hours per day. You can drink water while the trays are on.
No
Yes. You are to remove the aligners to eat then floss and brush and place them back in when done.