Invisalign Patients -A Guide to Healthy Eating and Oral Hygiene

Patients who wear jamison invisalign have the added benefit of being able to eat the crunchy fruits, nuts, and vegetables that would otherwise be difficult to chew while wearing braces. You should also prioritize getting enough of the nutrients that your body needs, such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins C and A. The American Dental Association, for instance, suggests the following meals for maintaining healthy teeth:

  • cheese 
  • Milk
  • Eggs 
  • plain yogurt
  • Cream 
  • Tofu

Do not forget to remove your Invisalign trays before each meal. You should not eat anything that could potentially dislodge your Invisalign aligners because of the pressure they apply to your teeth as they move into their new positions. So, while it is not necessarily bad to avoid chewing gum, it is important to be mindful of how hard the foods and candies you eat are.

It is not just food that can damage your Invisalign trays; tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and chewing gum can all leave unsightly stains on your trays and teeth. All of the calcium and protein in dairy items discussed before are great for your teeth. Additionally, because dairy raises the pH level in your mouth, it helps eliminate the cavity-causing bacteria that thrive there. Water-dense foods like melons, berries, plums, cucumbers, tomatoes, and zucchini help to keep your mouth moist and healthy, which in turn helps to preserve the tooth enamel.

Tips for Invisalign

  • You should consider cleaning your aligner tray whenever you remove your clear aligners to eat, as this will ensure that they are clean and ready to be put back in after 20 to 22 hours of wear. Do not risk warping or harming your trays by using harsh chemicals; use a soft bristles toothbrush, antibacterial soap, and warm water.
  • If you want your aligner tray to fit over your teeth comfortably and prevent the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease, you should always brush your teeth after eating.
  • Use an alarm to keep yourself on track, and replace your trays every two weeks as directed so you may see the desired results as quickly as possible.
  • You will need to visit your orthodontists every four to six weeks so they can monitor the progress you have made with your aligners and supply you with any remaining trays you may need to complete your treatment.

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