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Can You Drink Alcohol with Invisalign?

Can you drink alcohol with Invisalign? If you are of legal age (21), then the short answer is: yes. Since the aligners come out throughout treatment, you can take them out whenever you drink, eat, or brush your teeth.

In particular, it’s important to avoid letting the aligners touch anything hot, such as hot coffee or tea. Unless you are drinking plain water, it’s best to take out the aligners. Then, please place them in their case to help keep them protected and clean.  

Previously, we looked at “Can you smoke with Invisalign?”

Can You Drink Alcohol with Invisalign?

As noted, you can remove your Invisalign aligners when it’s time for meals or beverages. So, those aged 21 or older can enjoy drinking alcohol responsibly.

If left in place, drinks and food particles can get stuck against your teeth. Then, it would feed the bacteria that promote tooth decay. 

So, always take aligners out. If you can, it’s better to rinse and brush your teeth before wearing your aligners. If no sink is available, simply rinsing will suffice in the meantime.

Remember, if you drink a staining beverage like red wine or coffee, it can stain aligners. Other drinks like white wine won’t be likely to stain, but it’s still best to take your aligners out first. 

Limit Acidic Drinks and Sugary Foods

When it comes to Invisalign, it’s easy to take the aligners out. If you are drinking plain water, you may leave them in place. In that case, try to choose water with an alkaline pH over water with an acidic pH.

In general, it’s always a good idea to limit sugary foods and drinks, which promote tooth decay. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a treat, but if you do, be sure to rinse and brush before putting your aligners back in your mouth.


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Ready to Celebrate Your New Smile?

We hope this information on “Can you drink alcohol with Invisalign?” is helpful. Yes, if you are of legal age, enjoy drinking responsibly. Plus, you can eat all your favorite foods throughout treatment, unlike with braces.

Remember, to help treatment go faster; you can help by wearing them at all times except when you eat, drink, or brush. Before you know it, it will be time to celebrate your new, healthy smile! With Invisalign, you can significantly improve your oral health and get a big boost of self-confidence. We love seeing how our patients are smiling more than ever before.

 For questions, call us anytime at (980) 233-1760.


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Get Started with a Free Consultation

If you are curious if Invisalign can work for you, our free Invisalign assessment only takes a couple of minutes. Also, you can book a free consultation with Dr. Messer, meet the team and learn more.

So, it’s easy to find out more from Clearsmile, New Jersey’s ONLY Invisalign-only office. Find out why we’re the best choice for top-quality custom Invisalign treatment in the Garwood, NJ area.

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