For people who wear braces, certain foods are now off-limits. Those foods can damage braces or teeth. Sticky, sugary, gummy, and hard foods are the most common off-limit foods for braces wearers. If you hate the idea of missing out on the foods that you love, why not choose removable aligners instead?
Eat More Foods
Removable aligners like Invisalign work to straighten the teeth without interfering with your day-to-day life. Eat all the foods that you love, even those on the forbidden list for braces wearers. Since you can remove aligners from your mouth, you can eat what you want, when you want.
Some yummy foods you cannot eat with braces, but can with Invisalign or other removable aligners.
Foods You Bite Into: If the food requires you to bite down using your front teeth, consider it off-limits while using braces. Corn on the cob and apples are two favorites that you won’t be able to enjoy while wearing braces. But, choose Invisalign instead and the problem is solved. Just remove the aligners before you eat and replace them after cleaning your teeth when finished. Foods like apples and corn on the cob can loosen the brackets or cause them to pop off completely. Is that risk one you want to take?
Hard Food: Peanuts, almonds, cashews, and other hard nuts, along with hard candy are also offer the list of foods you can eat when wearing braces. Like foods that require you to bite into them, hard foods can cause the braces to pop off the teeth or loosen. If you want these foods, cut them up into bite size pieces before eating. Or, talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign instead.
Chewy Foods: Licorice, gummy candy, and bubble gum are tasty treats, but if you wear braces, they can get stuck in the brackets and wires. This is a sticky situation you do not want to experience. It can even be pretty painful for some wearers. Use aligners instead and you can remove them any time you want a sweet treat or other chewy food.
Enjoy the Foods You Love Most With Invisalign
Invisalign aligners let you enjoy the above foods and all of your favorites. The aligners make oral hygiene easier as well. Braces really complicate an oral hygiene routine and make it difficult to keep your natural teeth healthy.
With Invisalign, those concerns are a thing of the past. You won’t need a complicated oral hygiene routine and can eat all the foods that you love the most. There’s also less risk of staining and other problems with your natural teeth. That is important for braces wearers!
It is important that you take care of your teeth and mouth, but doing so is easier with Invisalign.
To care for your teeth, you should complete a few simple tasks each day.
Follow a good oral hygiene routine to prevent food from getting stuck between your teeth, freshen your breath and prevent cavities. Brush and floss after every meal. Special picks can also help remove food debris stuck between the teeth. That’s it!
If you are interested in Invisalign, contact Jennings Orthodontics today. Dr. Jennings can offer you a free exam and consultation.