What Food Can I Eat with Invisalign?

What Food Can I Eat with Invisalign?

The food you eat is an important part of your daily routine. With traditional braces, you need to avoid certain foods that could damage the braces. However, Invisalign offers an alternative to wearing metal and wire braces by allowing you to eat what you want while your teeth are being straightened.


Because you can simply remove them to eat!

But are there any foods you should avoid with Invisalign?

Keep reading to learn everything to know about eating with invisalign.

Invisalign is Removable

Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign trays while eating. The clear aligners are not fixed to your teeth, which is a major benefit.

Because Invisalign is removable, it restricts your eating far less than braces. You can even eat crunchy foods that might damage an Invisalign tray since you can just remove it. However, there are a few drinks and foods to avoid with Invisalign.

Foods Not to Eat with Invisalign

The best part of getting Invisalign is that you can eat the foods you love, including some sweet treats. Even so, some foods can put your treatment at risk. Sticky or crunchy foods are most likely to get stuck in your teeth, and therefore trapped under the aligners when you put them back in.

Here are some foods to be careful with:

  • Crunchy candies (jawbreakers, suckers)
  • Dark berries
  • Raw carrots
  • Sticky candies (starburst, skittles)
  • Taffey
  • While you must be careful with the food items above, Invisalign doesn’t completely restrict you from eating them! The key is to brush and rinse your teeth afterward, be mindful of removing all bits of food or staining substances. Diligent brushing will ensure your teeth are clean before re-inserting the aligners, which is critical.

    Invisalign in Quincy and Norwell, MA

    As you can see, there are few foods that you can’t eat while wearing Invisalign. If you take care of your aligners and remove them as recommended, you’ll be able to enjoy most foods.

    We have an answer for most of your Invisalign questions. At Advanced Dental Arts we know that choosing the right orthodontic treatment can be a challenge, but we will make sure that you find the solution that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

    Schedule your Invisalign consultation in Quincy and Norwell today!