How Do I Clean My Aligners?

When you get your first set of aligners, you can also choose to receive the Invisalign Cleaning Kit, which uses special cleansers for keeping your aligners clean. You can also brush your trays like you brush your teeth. A thorough rinsing afterwards is important to keep your trays clean and fresh.

Does Food Residue Stain the Aligners?

You will be removing your trays before you eat. Then, before you put them back in, a complete brushing of your teeth is important, because foods like pasta sauce and berries can stain your aligners. Remember though, you will be getting new trays every few weeks, so not all is lost if you get a […]

May I Chew Gum with Invisalign?

The Marconi Dental Group doesn’t recommend gum chewing while wearing your aligner trays. Just as you will remove your Invisalign trays for eating, you’ll remove them for gum chewing as well. This means that if you have a multiple packs a day gum chewing habit, Invisalign may not work for you, since you need to […]

May I Drink Alcohol or Soda?

Drinking alcohol or sugary drinks won’t damage your aligners, but it would leave your teeth surrounded by liquids that cause tooth decay. If you clean your teeth and your aligners right after drinking alcohol or sugary drinks, you’ll be OK. Our Carmichael dental office would like to remind you that the drink that will keep […]

May I Smoke with Invisalign?

One of the best things about your aligner trays is that they’re invisible. Smoking will discolor them, so it is best to not smoke with your Invisalign trays in your mouth. Of course, you still need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day, so a regular smoking habit might interfere with Invisalign […]

Do I Eat What I Want with Invisalign?

Yes, you can eat all the foods you love and even those you don’t, like Brussels sprouts! Think of all the foods that you cannot eat with traditional braces, such as corn, apples, popcorn, sandwiches and sticky foods. These are all OK to eat with Invisalign, since you remove your aligners to eat. After cleaning […]

Do I Speak Normally with Invisalign?

There is a very short period of adjustment and you may lisp slightly for a couple of days after our Carmichael dental office first installs Invisalign. Once your tongue gets used to your aligners, you’ll sound just like yourself again.

Do I Only Wear Invisalign While I Sleep?

You will always wear Invisalign while you sleep, but you must wear it most all other times also. For your treatment to be effective, it is important that you commit to wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each and every day.