Did you know that wearing your Invisalign aligners can do more for you than just straighten your teeth? In fact, there have been many patients that report losing weight while undergoing their straightening treatment.
You don’t have to worry, there’s no strict diet that comes with the Invisalign straightening treatment. Just over time, if you wear Invisalign in Massapequa, you may start to notice your weight drop from wearing your custom trays for the recommended 20-22 hours a day.
Learn more about the Invisalign diet here today!
First, what is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses a series of practically invisible aligners to gradually shift your incorrect teeth into their correct positions. It’s modern, discreet, and perfect for adults and teens that fear having their smile taken over by metal brackets and wires. You’ll be able to approach every situation with conviction and confidence.
Each set of aligners are personalized to fit tightly over the top and bottom arches of your teeth. Over the course of half a year to two years, the aligners will gently shift your teeth straight. The only “catch” is that you must wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day to really achieve the results you want.
What are the details of the Invisalign diet?
The ultimate goal is to achieve a straighter smile when you wear your aligners. So, it’s critical that you wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time each and every day. This gives patients very little wiggle room—pun intended. As you can imagine, eating food becomes less of a fun event throughout the day, morphing into a burden for some patients.
The good thing is that you can eat anything you want with Invisalign because you simply remove your aligners. Whereas with braces, you must avoid certain foods throughout your treatment. But, because you need to keep your aligners clean, you must brush your teeth and aligners when you eat.
This simple fact is that Invisalign wards off many patients from snacking throughout the day, regulating your diet. You can still enjoy your 3 meals a day, but you’re less likely to indulge at various times of the day because of the maintenance of your aligners.
Is this a safe dieting practice?
Much like any of the other more conventional diets (Atkins, Weight Watchers, Paleo, South Beach, etc.), it takes just a few days for your stomach to adjust to your new eating schedule. It becomes even more critical to your health that you eat well-balanced meals 3 times a day, so that your body still receives the important vitamins and nutrients it needs to function properly.
Invisalign is a relatively versatile orthodontic system, but there are a few aspects of your lifestyle that may have to change. Discuss Invisalign in depth with your dentist during a scheduled consultation.
About Our Office
Here at The Luminous Smile, our cosmetic dentist in Massapequa wants to offer the most convenient, comfortable way to achieve your smile goals. That’s why we offer treatments like Invisalign for patients that want a modern, discreet way to achieve a better smile. Feel free to contact our office for more information.