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Invisalign® aligners are top-notch appliances that can shift and move your teeth to give you the smile you want. Now, although they are strong and reliable, there are little things that can affect them, like foods and beverages. In fact, there are certain foods and beverages that can affect the appliances as well as the smile. This is why our dentist, Dr. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, has rules regarding foods and beverages during orthodontic treatment. It’s important to follow them. Those rules are:

-Remove the aligner from your mouth before you eat or drink anything (This is encouraged because keeping the aligner in the mouth can damage it and it can also make it very dirty)

-Brush and floss after each time you eat and before you put the aligner back in the mouth (This can help you avoid trapping cavity-causing substances under the aligner)

-Don’t chew gum when you have the aligner on (Chewing gum with the aligner can ruin the appliance)

-Try your best to avoid eating foods that encourage the buildup of plaque (This is because the more plaque you have on your smile while you wear your aligner, the better chance you have of suffering cavities)

-Try to eat foods that are healthy for the teeth, gums and smile (These foods, like dairy products, fruits, protein and vegetables, can help you have the strong and healthy smile you need while you align your teeth)

To learn more about the rules for Invisalign aligners in Burbank, California, please contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. today at 818-558-4332. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to giving you the information you need!