Invisalign and the holiday season

Post by: / December 20, 2016

Invisalign and the holiday season

So, the holiday season is upon us. Family, friends, gatherings, parties and all that food and drink. Navigating parties and events with your aligners through this season can be very difficult, but it can be done. Here are some tips and tricks:

  1. Prepare. Carry with you your aligner case and some floss. This way, you can take your aligners out right before the festivities begin and in a pinch, you can floss, rinse and replace them.
  2. It is OK to drink with your aligners on. I would recommend a water swish after you finish. This is particularly important with coffee, red wine or any acidic drinks.
  3. It is OK to have the occasional snack with your aligners on. Just ensure to remove them and clean them the first chance you get. Do not get into the habit of leaving food surrounding them.
  4. Most of you are going to like this one. IT IS OK to occasionally leave your aligners out for 3-4 hours at a time. This means that you can go to your party or event and not stress about your aligners.

I wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season. Keep on alignin’.

Dr. V

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