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Are you achieving the smile of your dreams with Invisalign® aligners? If so, you need to remember to follow the food and beverage rules while you’re aligning your teeth. Following the rules can help you have a more successful and convenient orthodontic journey. Our dentists, Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. and Dr. Neil Keane, are happy to help you follow those rules by providing them here:

-Remove the aligner before you eat or drink anything (Keeping the aligner in the mouth can make the aligner extremely dirty and it can even damage it)

-Make sure to brush and floss your teeth before you put the aligner back on your smile (This can help you avoid trapping cavity-causing substances under the aligner)

-Avoid chewing gum when you have the aligner in your mouth (The gum will stick to the aligner and ruin it)

-Try to avoid foods that promote plaque buildup (This is because if the plaque builds on your smile and you place the aligner over the teeth, the plaque will have a chance to create cavities)

-Do your best to eat foods that are healthy for the teeth and gums (This can keep your smile healthy and strong during treatment)

If you have any questions about the food and beverage rules when you have Invisalign aligners in Oakdale, Minnesota, please contact our orthodontic team at Oakdale Family Dentistry. All you need to do is dial 651-731-6464 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to helping you!