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If you are aligning your teeth with orthodontic aligners, then it’s important to properly care for your teeth, gums and appliance. One way to care for these things is to follow the food and beverage rules set aside for orthodontic treatment with aligners. Now, you likely already know the rules, but our dentists, Dr. Seth Rumley, and Dr. Raj Prajapati, would like to remind you of those rules by listing them on our blog today:

-Remove the aligner from your smile before you eat or drink (If you keep the aligner in the mouth, the foods and liquids can make the aligner very dirty and it can damage the appliance)

-Brush and floss after each meal and snack and before you put the aligner back on the smile (This can help you prevent dental issues because it removes the harmful substances from the teeth and gums before they are trapped under the aligner)

-Don’t chew gum when you have the aligner on the smile (Chewing gum can stick to and ruin the appliance)

-Try your best to avoid eating foods that encourage plaque buildup (This is encouraged because if you trap plaque under the aligner, it can attack the teeth and promote tooth decay)

-Try to eat foods that are healthy for the smile (Dairy products, protein, fruits and vegetables can all help you have a strong and healthy smile while you’re aligning your teeth)

Do you have any questions about the food and beverage rules for Invisalign aligners in Raleigh, North Carolina? If so, please contact our dental team at Midtown Dental by dialing 919-847-8074. When you reach out to us, we will be thrilled to give you the answers, tips and information you need to have a successful orthodontic journey.