Invisalign is a popular tooth straightening option available with Dr. Chong Lee and his dedicated staff at Galleria Dental Aesthetics. Patients who are interested in enhancing their smile with better alignment will find this discreet treatment to be highly desirable for many reasons. The aligner trays are made of clear plastic making it easier to avoid metal bracket and wire braces when patients are faced with mild to moderate misalignment of the smile. Our professionals are here to help educate patients on the benefits of Invisalign, while also helping patients learn about their proper use. Many patients have questions about wearing their Invisalign tray, including questions about what they can and cannot eat or drink.
Can I drink coffee while wearing my Invisalign tray?
Coffee is one of many beverages that are known for staining the natural teeth, along with others such as red wine and tea. Many patients enjoy coffee each day to get them ready for work, school, or other activities. However, just as coffee can stain natural tooth enamel, it can also stain Invisalign trays. This is why Dr. Chong Lee will encourage patients to remove their trays when indulging in staining beverages, and to brush the teeth right away. That’s one of the wonderful things about Invisalign is that the trays are removable and patients can better care for their smile than they can when working around metal brackets and wires with traditional orthodontia.
How long can I remove my Invisalign trays?
Compliance is key in ensuring patients obtain the results they desire using the Invisalign orthodontic system. This includes wearing the trays as directed, at least 22 hours a day. Patients can remove the trays to brush and floss the teeth, and to enjoy their favorite foods and beverages. If patients do not wear the trays as directed, they may experience delays in treatment or changes to their trays because of unexpected shifting.
Ready to learn more about Invisalign?
If you are interested in Invisalign or other services provided at Galleria Dental Aesthetic, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Chong Lee and his team in McLean, VA. Call (703) 448-1020 to request an appointment with our friendly front office team.