Invisalign and alcoholism

I’m going to be honest, but prefer to stay anonymous.  I’m an alcoholic.  I like being an alocholic, because I like alcohol.  If I get invisalign, does that mean I can’t drink anymore? Just answer the question without any lectures.

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The answer to your question is yes and no.  You can drink alcohol while undergoing invisalign treatment.  However, you can’t drink it when your invisalign aligners are in.

Generally, you only want to take your aligners out for meals.  that would be a time you could drink.  If you drink while they’re in, it will damage your teeth. The alcohol content will pool inside the aligners and eat away at your tooth enamel.

While technically, you could remove your aligners to have a drink and then brush your teeth and put them back on, the more you wear your aligners, the more effective the procedure will be.  They can’t straighten your teeth if they’re not on for the proper amount of time.

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