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Can I drink coffee with Invisalign?

I am a 29 year old male and I wear Invisalign. Can I drink coffee with Invisalign?

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You may, but be aware that the teeth will stain more if they are not cleaned frequently. It is better to remove the trays while drinking those liquids that have a an ability to stain teeth more readily and to brush before and after coffee.
Not a good idea. If you must, drink through a straw. Less staining. If you can't, more frequent cleanings if you develop staining. 
You can drink whatever you want, knock yourself out.

Dr. Jensen
Hello, you cannot eat or drink with Invisalign retainers on. Thank you for your question.
It is best to drink coffee with the trays out. The trays need to be worn 23/7, so that means drink coffee quickly. You could drink lukewarm black coffee with the trays in, if you feel you must have coffee. I would advise against ever drinking coffee with milk and or sugar while trays are in - that is just asking for cavities to develop.

Laurene K. Duke, DDS, APDC
It is recommended that you remove your trays anytime you are consuming any solids or liquids that are rich in color or sugary. Essentially, water is the only beverage to be consumed while trays are in.

No, it is not advisable to drink coffee with Invisalign aligners in. Invisalign recommends the only thing you drink with your aligners in is cool (room temperature) water. Keep in mind these are plastic aligners and they work by pushing teeth in the direction we want them to go. Hot or cold drinks can distort the aligner which will either push the tooth in a direction we don't want it to go, or not move the tooth at all (this is most likely). You can however take the aligners out, then drink the coffee.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD