Nope! The aligners are removable and you’ll take them out to eat, so you can enjoy all of your favourite foods and drinks throughout treatment.
There are no food restrictions with Invisalign, gum included! However, you’ll want to take your aligners out before chewing gum to avoid a mess.
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on how severe your orthodontic issues are and how closely you follow the instructions for wearing your aligners.
For the best results, we recommend wearing your aligners for about 22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat and brush and floss your teeth.
There are Invisalign cleaning systems available for purchase. Or, you can simply brush your aligners with a toothbrush (no toothpaste) and rinse them in lukewarm water.
Invisalign treatment doesn’t hurt. However, when you first start treatment or put in a new set of aligners, the teeth and gums can be a little tender. This is normal and means Invisalign is working.
No. Smoking will stain your aligners and they won’t be clear anymore, which defeats the purpose. It’s a great chance to quit smoking!