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Can I drink water after putting in Invisalign?

I am a 23 year old female. I want to know if I can drink water after putting in Invisalign?

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Yes, you can drink water with your Invisalign in. You cannot drink colored drinks like coffee, tea, soda, or sports drinks. It is important to also not eat with the Invisalign in.
Yes! You can absolutely drink water with your aligners on. What's NOT such a good idea is drinking anything sugary, and letting that sugar 'bathe' underneath the aligners! That could be asking for decay trouble! Just water is NO problem!
You should be able to drink water without any problems.
Absolutely, but not fruit juice, sport drinks, soft drinks, ice tea with sugar or cream, same with coffee. You do not want any sugar or acid trapped underneath the aligner tray, plus you need to keep the tray clean as bacteria will thrive in the tray.

Unfortunately, Invisalign recommends that you only drink room temperature to slightly cool water with your aligners in. Remember, the aligners are what is moving your teeth so the biggest concern is distorting the aligners. If this happens, your teeth will not move in the way that you want them to.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Hello, you should not be eating or drinking while wearing Invisalign. Thank you for your question.