Wearing Invisalign aligners will actually have very little impact on your daily routines at home, at play, or at work. That's what makes Invisalign an ideal alternative to traditional metal braces.
Patients are often surprised at how little impact Invisalign has on their day-to-day routines.
You simply remove your Invisalign clear aligners whenever necessary for eating or brushing your teeth, then put them back in place when you're done. Just be sure to wear them for 20 to 22 hours every day.
Brushing & Flossing
When you're at home, Invisalign won’t have any impact on your oral care routines. You can take your aligners out to clean your teeth after meals and snacks.
In fact, many people actually experience an improvement in their oral health during Invisalign treatment since they tend to pay more attention to keeping their teeth clean while wearing the aligners.
Eating & Drinking
Your Invisalign aligners also won’t have any impact at all on what you eat! All you do is remove your aligners at mealtime and put them back in after you've finished eating and brushing your teeth.
Eating fewer, larger meals rather than snacking regularly is a minor adjustment that many people make, since you will need to clean your teeth every time you eat, before putting your aligners back in.
You will be able to drink water with your aligners in, but it's important to remove your aligners before you drink any dark, coloured or sugary liquids since those can stain your aligners.
Your Invisalign aligners help straighten your teeth, but they won't protect them from injury! So it’s best to remove your aligners and wear a sports guard instead if you play contact sports.