If you’re a teen with Invisalign, then you get to reap the benefits of a progressively straighter smile. Some teens get so used to wearing their Invisalign that they forget to remove the appliance. For Halloween night, it’s vital to remember to remove your Invisalign, especially if you plan to indulge in candy. Find out more about how to make the most of your Halloween experience as an Invisalign wearer.
You may be used to keeping your Invisalign in your mouth the vast majority of the time, but in all the excitement of Halloween, don’t forget to take it out. Here are some of the key reasons why you’ll want to remove your Invisalign for Halloween:
If you leave your Invisalign aligner in your mouth while eating candy, it’s likely to be an awkward, unenjoyable experience. Eating isn’t recommended with Invisalign, and though many candies are easy to consume without heavy chewing, it’s still not advised. Spare yourself the weird feeling of trying to eat with your aligner in by simply removing it before indulging this Halloween.
Invisalign aligners must be removed and cleaned each day and will start to accumulate an odor if they’re not. Even if you plan to just pop a few pieces of hard candy here and there with your aligner in, it will get absolutely drenched in sugar. Unless you want to pull out a sticky, sugar-laden aligner that smells bad and needs a thorough cleaning, you’ll want to remove your Invisalign before eating candy this Halloween.
Invisalign aligners are comprised of thin plastic and aren’t designed to handle the rigors of heavy chewing. Even if chewing candy doesn’t completely destroy your aligner, it can still cause cracks and can distort it so it no longer fits properly. Considering that Invisalign is an advanced dental treatment intended to straighten your teeth, it’s better to just remove it before eating and avoid risking the damage.
No matter how you plan on celebrating this Halloween, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday. Remember that you can mitigate much of the dental damage caused by candy by simply brushing and flossing at the end of the day and drinking plenty of water. If you encounter any problems with your teeth or Invisalign aligners, don’t hesitate to call. Contact us today!
Dr. Jeffrey C. Platt
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Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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