Can You Eat With Invisalign?

I’ve been considering getting invisalign, but had a quick question. Can you eat with invisalign? I mean obviously you eat during treatment or you would starve to death, but do you eat with the clear things in? Is it weird?

Anna S. – San Bernadino, CA

Anna,

With Invisalign, while you want to keep the aligners in for most of the day and night, you would take them out while eating. You don’t have to worry about eating with the aligners in.

However, you just want to eat three meals a day…not a lot more than that, because you want the treatment to be effective.

It’s a fantastic orthodontic option, with a high patient satisfaction rate. Feel free to ask any other questions before making your decision.

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Saw a dental emergency and realized I didn’t know what to do

I was at the playground and saw a child fall and lose a tooth. It occured to me I didn’t know what to do if my family was in that situation. Any tips?

Stephanie – Staten Island

Stephanie,

Great question! Obviously, we recommend getting to the dentist as quickly as possible. If you want a chance of saving the tooth, you’ll want to get there within 30 minutes. They’re used to being prepared for these kind of dental emergencies.

Be sure to avoid disturbing the root end of the tooth. Hold it from the crown. You’ll also need to keep the tooth moist. If it’s possible (and the child is old enough) you should keep the tooth moist in your cheek.

If that’s not possible, drop it in a glass of milk. I would like to suggest that you call the dentist’s office ahead of time. That way they can be prepared for your arrival.

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