Can I Drink Coffee While Wearing My Invisalign Trays?

Wondering how Invisalign might affect your day-to-day habits in Frisco? While Invisalign is definitely convenient and comfortable, there are a few adjustments you’ll need to make to your routine, particularly if you’re a coffee lover. Read on, and get all the details you need from our cosmetic dentists at Modern Bite Dentistry!

Avoid Coffee While Wearing Invisalign

So, can you drink coffee with Invisalign? The answer, unfortunately, is no. While you’re wearing your Invisalign trays, you should avoid drinking anything other than water. Why?

First, coffee is one of the most common causes of tooth stains, and it can stain your Invisalign trays, too. If you make a habit of drinking coffee while wearing Invisalign, you can stain your teeth and your trays, which can compromise the look of your smile.

In addition, coffee is acidic and can contribute to tooth decay, particularly if you also drink your coffee with lots of cream and sugar. When you drink coffee while wearing Invisalign, cream, sugar, and other particles will get trapped between your trays and teeth, which can lead to a much higher risk of cavities.

Finally, drinking piping hot coffee can actually damage your trays. Invisalign is made of a type of plastic that can be bent or warped when exposed to high temperatures. For all of these reasons, you should avoid drinking coffee while wearing Invisalign. 

Tips For Coffee Lovers – Drinking Coffee During Invisalign Treatment 

While Invisalign may require some changes in your habits, it won’t interfere with your ability to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Here are a few tips that can help you drink coffee while wearing Invisalign.

  • Keep your coffee break short – You need to wear Invisalign for about 22 hours a day to get the best results. If you tend to sip coffee slowly, you’ll need to break this habit. Try to drink your coffee in 15-30 minutes rather than an hour or more.

  • Reduce your use of cream and sugar – Coffee is acidic, but only mildly. The real culprit behind tooth decay is cream and sugar. Try to reduce your overall use of cream and sugar or switch to black coffee.

  • Rinse or brush after coffee – Rinsing or brushing after coffee helps you get rid of “coffee breath,” and will also reduce the risk of stains developing on your teeth and your trays.

  • Have some water afterward – Following up with a nice glass of tap water once you put your trays back in will keep you hydrated and help keep your breath fresh. The fluoride in tap water also helps protect your enamel. 

Straighten Your Teeth In Frisco At MODERN BITE DENTISTRY

Invisalign does require you to make a few changes to your lifestyle, but the results are worth it. If you’re interested in Invisalign in Frisco, Dr. Shaggy is here to help. Contact MODERN BITE DENTISTRY online or give us a call at (214) 214-7790 to learn more about Invisalign treatment and find out if this alternative to braces is right for you.

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