The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But if you’re like many people, you may also be dreading the thought of having to wear braces during this festive time. Wearing traditional metal braces can be a real pain – not to mention they can sometimes be quite noticeable. If you’re looking for a way to get your teeth straightened without all the fuss, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you! Here are some guides on how to wear your Invisalign aligners during the holidays:
Wear Your Aligners
To start, it’s important to remember that you should be wearing your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. This means that you can still take them out for eating and drinking, but you should put them back in as soon as possible afterward. It is also important to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in, as this will help to remove any food particles that may be stuck on them. If you want to take them out for an extended period of time – say, for a holiday party or family dinner – that’s fine. Just be sure to put them back in as soon as you can.
When it comes to holiday parties, you may also want to consider bringing a travel toothbrush with you so you can brush your teeth after eating if there’s no place to do so at the party. It’s also important to be careful with what types of food and drink you consume while wearing your Invisalign aligners. Avoiding hard and chewy foods is always a good idea, as these can damage the aligners or cause them to become dislodged. And sugary drinks should be avoided as well, as they can lead to tooth decay. Food like candy canes and nuts can also get caught in the aligners, so it’s best to steer clear of these as well. If you do eat or drink anything that’s likely to stain your aligners, be sure to brush them as soon as possible afterward.
Always Carry Your Designated Storage Case
Be sure to always carry your designated storage case with you. This will help to protect your aligners from damage and keep them clean. This is especially important if you’re traveling during the holidays. When packing, be sure to put your aligners in a safe place where they won’t get damaged or lost. And if you’re flying, be sure to pack them in your carry-on bag so you don’t have to worry about them getting lost or damaged in luggage.
Wearing Invisalign during the holidays doesn’t have to be a pain! You can still enjoy all your favorite holiday activities – just be sure to take care of your aligners and brush your teeth often. For example, if you’re attending a holiday party, be sure to bring a travel toothbrush with you so you can brush your teeth after eating.
Clean Your Teeth After Eating
The holidays are a time for indulgence, and that often means out-of-control eating. But if you’re wearing Invisalign, it’s important to clean your teeth after every meal to prevent plaque buildup and staining. After eating, immediately remove your aligners and brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Be sure to brush lightly along the gum line to remove any food particles that may be stuck in your aligners. Once you’ve brushed your teeth, use a pick or floss to clean around the aligners and between your teeth. Then, inse your mouth and aligners with water before putting the aligners back in place.
Don’t Forget to Remove Your Aligners
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for holiday parties, family gatherings and of course, lots of food! If you’re currently wearing Invisalign aligners, you can still enjoy all the holiday festivities without compromising your treatment. Remember to remove your aligners before indulging in any holiday treats. Sticky sweets and chewy caramels can easily get caught in your aligners, which can not only be painful but also damage your braces. If you do want to enjoy some holiday treats, be sure to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners thoroughly before putting them back in.
Try to limit your alcohol consumption. We all know that holidays often involve festive cocktails and champagne, but it’s important to be careful when drinking with Invisalign. Alcohol can cause dehydration, which can lead to dry mouth and an increased risk of cavities. It’s best to stick to water or other non-alcoholic beverages while wearing your aligners. Also, hot liquids like coffee and tea can cause Invisalign aligners to warp, so it’s best to avoid these as well or at least let them cool down before taking a sip.
To sum it up
Invisalign treatment is a great way to improve your smile and confidence and the holidays are a great time to them show off, so don’t be afraid to flaunt those pearly whites! Wearing Invisalign during the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult – just be sure to take care of your aligners and brush your teeth often. And if you have any questions, be sure to contact your orthodontist. They’ll be happy to help you enjoy a healthy and festive holiday season!