Can You Drink With Invisalign?

Can You Drink With Invisalign?

There are often many questions patients have when considering Invisalign, particularly related to diet and lifestyle. In terms of drinking, dentists recommend taking your aligners out when consuming anything other than water.

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Can I drink tea and coffee with Invisalign?

Tea and coffee are highly prone to causing discolouration on your teeth and Invisalign retainers. This means it’s best to avoid them completely, but it’s still OK to have the occasional cuppa every once in a while!

But for Invisalign wearers with attachments and buttons, it’s definitely best to stop drinking tea and coffee. Attachments are more likely to stain, leading to a discoloured smile and a tainted retainer.


Can I drink water with Invisalign?

Water is Invisalign’s best friend. Well, it’s the only drinking partner your aligners can have. You’re very welcome to drink as much water as you like with your Invisalign retainers in, provided you steer clear of flavoured, coloured, and sparkling water.

While some dentists may tell you it’s OK to drink sparkling water from time to time, it’s always best to stay away from it completely while your aligners are in. If you’re a sparkling water kind of person, you’ll have to take your Invisalign out when you drink it.


Can I drink through a straw with Invisalign?

If you drink through a straw with your aligners in, it can restrict the amount of liquid that comes into contact with your retainers and reduce any potential discolouration. However, this does not mean that drinking fluids through a straw will negate any staining, so it’s much better to just remove your aligners with anything other than water.


Can I drink alcohol with Invisalign?

Always remove your Invisalign when drinking alcohol, as it may stain your aligners. Red wine is particularly prone to causing discolouration, so it’s best to avoid it even when drinking without your aligners, in case any residue is left when you put them back in.For adults concerned about drinking, you can still have a drink. Excessive alcohol consumption, however, is not recommended. For related questions, like does Invisalign take longer to straighten teeth for adults, check out our articles around our website.