10 Amazing Tips on How to Eat Mindfully With makeO toothsi Aligners

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Dec 2nd

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With great aligners comes great responsibilities. Once your smile makeover starts, pay attention to how you eat. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you love. Yup! But follow these do’s and don’ts. Only to make sure that your favourite food doesn’t come in the way of your smile makeover.

Eating with Aligners

If you are wearing clear aligners for the first time, then there are certain eating tips that will help to ease you into the habit of wearing clear aligners. Read along as we share with you some easy-to-follow tips that will make sure that you adjust to your new set of clear aligners just fine.

Here are 10 brilliant tips that will help you eat mindfully while you wear your clear aligners.

1. Eat your heart out

Wondering what you can eat with aligners? If you are a foodie at heart, good news! Eat or drink whatever you want. But remove the aligners before digging in.

2. Time your meals

You have to wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours. Start by figuring out your eating patterns and timings. Once you figure this, you can meet the required duration and also enjoy your meals at your pace.

3. Don't chew with your aligners

Can you eat with aligners on? No. Not even a bite is allowed. Hard chews can definitely crack the aligner. And FYI,it’s not easy to chew with aligners.

4. Keep your aligners stain-free

We make the aligners invisible so that nobody can spot them. The moment you drink or eat with your aligners on, they will get stains. Invisibility mode, gone!

5. Drink responsibly

When you have your aligners on, drink water. That’s it. No soda, colas, coffee, tea, or wine. Not even fruit juices. Enjoy these beverages, only when the aligners are off.

6. Brush after every meal

You don’t want any food particles to stay between your teeth and the aligners. It will lead to plaque (that yellow fungus thing between your teeth) or worse, cavities. So, quickly brush after you eat.

7. Start carrying a toothbrush

Since you will have to brush after your lunch and evening snack, we recommend you carry a toothbrush with you.

8. Goodbye chewing gum

Chewing gum can stick to your aligners. And then it’s difficult to remove it. Plus, you’ll have to call for a new set of aligners

9. Don’t keep your aligners on tissue-papers

Yes, we are serious. Many people do this, especially when they eat in a hurry. It’s unhygienic, and you may forget them. Always keep the aligner case with you.

10. Ignore others

Not many people care about their smiles. You do. So, if that means you have to change your eating habits or take some extra care, it’s absolutely worth it. Don’t fall for peer pressure or wonder what others will think.

Bon appetit! Please don’t stop enjoying your meals. makeO toothsi aligners will never come in between you and that delicious caramel custard. After a week or two of practising these tricks, it will be all fine. Promise!

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Can you eat with aligners on?

Yes, you may be able to eat with your clear aligners on but you must never do so. Dentists and orthodontists recommend people remove their clear aligners while eating their meals or even snacking.

Do you get damaged if you eat while they are still in your mouth?

Your clear aligners are sturdy but they are not designed to withstand the pressure of chewing. So, as a precautionary step, it is recommended that you remove them before eating to avoid the risk of breaking or damaging them.

Are 20 hours enough for clear aligners?

Dentists or orthodontists recommend people wear their clear aligners for at least 22 hours for the best result.

Should you clean your clear aligners?

Yes, you must clean your clear aligners every time you take them out of your mouth to ensure that you get rid of the bacteria on them.

Should you remove your clear aligners while drinking coffee?

Yes, we recommend that unless you are drinking water, you must remove your clear aligners while drinking beverages. This step will prevent the discolouration of your clear aligners and will keep them clean and pearly white.

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