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Foods to Avoid While Wearing Invisalign

Foods to Avoid While Wearing Invisalign

Invisalign delivers straightened teeth and aligned jaws without the inconvenience and hassle of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is an innovative treatment patients use to address:

  • Crowding
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Invisalign has become a popular choice for teeth straightening because it offers a discreet, affordable way to align teeth and achieve the smile you want. But there are some lifestyle adjustments required of those who choose Invisalign including the foods they can eat during the treatment period. Here are some of the foods to avoid while wearing your aligners and even when you're not.

Avoid These Foods During Treatment

  1. Sticky or Chewy Foods
    Sticky or chewy foods such as caramels, taffy, gum, and gummy bears can stick to your Invisalign aligners and cause them to become dislodged or misshapen. These foods will damage the aligners, making them less effective in aligning your teeth.
  2. Hard Foods
    Foods that require a lot of pressure to bite into such as nuts, hard candy, and ice can also damage your aligners. Biting on hard foods can cause your aligners to crack or break, and you will need to replace them. It's best to avoid these foods during Invisalign treatment.
  3. Sugary Foods
    Sugary foods such as candy, soda, and baked goods should be avoided during Invisalign treatment. These foods can increase the risk of cavities and tooth decay, which can compromise the health of your teeth. Instead, opt for healthier alternatives such as fruits, vegetables, and water.
  4. Acidic Foods and Beverages
    Acidic foods and beverages such as citrus fruits, vinegar, and wine can erode tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to decay. The acid in these foods and beverages can also weaken your aligners, causing them to become less effective.
  5. Coffee and Tea
    Coffee and tea can permanently stain your aligners, making them less discreet. If you want to drink coffee or tea, remove your aligners, drink the beverage, and then rinse your mouth before putting the aligners back in place.
  6. Alcohol
    Alcohol can dry out your mouth, making it more susceptible to bacteria growth. It can also stain your aligners, making them less discreet. It's best to avoid alcohol during Invisalign treatment.
  7. Chewing Gum
    Chewing gum can stick to your aligners and cause them to become misshapen or dislodged. Never chew gum while wearing your Invisalign aligners.

For more tips on keeping your mouth healthy during your treatment, 
read Invisalign Tips: Maintaining Oral Health When You Wear Your Aligners.


Beautiful Smiles With Invisalign At Dr. Korol Dental

While wearing your Invisalign aligners, make sure you avoid certain foods and beverages that can compromise the effectiveness of the aligners or compromise your oral health. Sticky or chewy foods, hard foods, sugary foods, acidic foods and beverages, coffee and tea, alcohol, and chewing gum should all be avoided during your Invisalign treatment period. To ensure the best possible outcome, it's also important to follow the dos and don'ts of Invisalign. This includes wearing your aligners as prescribed, avoiding eating or drinking anything other than water while wearing them, cleaning them regularly, and keeping up with your dental appointments

Dr. Korol and her skilled and compassionate team are committed to providing the highest quality and safest, most holistic approach to dental care, oral health, and overall well-being. We offer the newest and most effective treatments and technologies including Invisalign to support a lifetime of good health. Our practice is committed to a biocompatible approach to family dentistry. Book your appointment by calling (403) 245-9099 or filling out our online form.


Invisalign treatments typically last for 12-18 months depending on your unique case and goals with your oral health and smile.


The Invisalign process involves 5 simple steps:

  1. Invisalign Consultation
  2. Customized Cosmetic Treatment
  3. Custom, Removable Trays    
  4. Regular Checkups With the Dentist    
  5. Beautiful, Straight Smile!

Biocompatible dentistry is an approach that considers a patient's total wellness compared to treating a patient just for their teeth and dental needs. Various diseases can result in oral health issues. Biocompatible dentistry takes this into consideration when treating oral health issues to ensure the total well-being of the patient.


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