Choosing to straighten your teeth with any method is a great idea if you want more confidence or a nicer smile, and Invisalign is becoming a very popular option for both adults and teens. If you choose this option, you might wonder if it will affect the way you eat, talk, or sleep, and the answer is that it may affect these things; however, you will get used to wearing the aligners. Once you get used to them, these effects will not bother you. Here are several things to understand about the way Invisalign may affect these areas of your life.

Eating and drinking

There will be some changes in your lifestyle after getting Invisalign, and some of these changes will affect the way you eat and drink and what you eat and drink. When wearing the aligners, you can only drink water. If you drink anything else, you must remove them and brush your teeth afterward. Failing to remove them before drinking other beverages could damage the aligners and failing to brush your teeth after drinking could increase your odds of cavities forming.

The only difference you may notice with eating is that you may eat less, simply because you cannot eat anything with the aligners on your teeth. To eat something, you must remove them, and you may not feel like taking them off and putting them back on all the time. The result of this might even be a loss of weight if you start eating less because of this.


Talking with the aligners on your teeth will likely cause some challenges for you at first, but you will get used to it after a while. If you want to get used to it faster, practice talking with the aligners on. You can talk to yourself while you are alone or to your family members. When you spend time practicing, you will learn how to speak without having a lisp from the aligners.


You might also notice that it is harder to sleep with the aligners in, but this too will get easier after a few nights. You must wear them to bed every night and sleeping with them will be the only way to adjust to this new lifestyle.

The best thing you can do after getting Invisalign is to wear the aligners all the time. This will help speed up your treatment and will help you get accustomed to the way the aligners feel and act when you speak. You can contact a dental clinic to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign if you are interested in it.