Can you Drink Alcohol with Clear Aligners?

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It is excellent news that you’ve gotten your first set of clear aligners. This is a big step towards achieving a beautiful, lasting, healthy smile. 

But like other orthodontic treatment options, you must use your clear aligners as directed by your dentist.

One of the most typical questions that most patients ask their orthodontist is can you drink alcohol with clear aligners? We recommend removing aligners whenever you want to take a drink. 

Yes, everyone understands that aligners should be removed before eating, but what’s the big deal with drinking? This article will explain what you need to know about drinking with clear aligners.

What are Beam Clear Aligners made of?

Most clear aligner brands use thermoplastics. Thermoplastics are stiff materials that can cause discomfort and pain. In addition, they are lower-grade materials and cannot move your teeth consistently over time. 

As your treatment progresses, these thermoplastics will weaken and lower your teeth’ chances of being successfully aligned. 

However, Beam Clear Aligners use premium Zendura FLX material. Zendura FLX has an elastomeric inner layer housed in the dual shell construction. This explains its superior comfort and performance.

Can you Drink Alcohol with Clear Aligners?

Drinking alcohol does not directly affect the function or fit of your aligners. However, it does affect the aesthetics. When you drink a beer, soda, red wine, or other sugary drinks, it stains your aligners and teeth. 

Another reason you should steer clear of alcohol while wearing clear aligners is that the sugar in these drinks can cause cavities in your teeth, especially if you forget to brush or rinse your mouth afterward. 

In addition, these drinks have a very high acidic and sugar content, resulting in increased removal of minerals from your teeth. This makes the teeth weak and more liable to having cavities.

Drinking alcohol with clear aligners

Dental experts advise that you avoid taking alcoholic beverages – such as white or red wine – while wearing your clear aligners. 

But we understand everyone likes the occasional drink so you can take off your clear aligners before enjoying your drink. It is also essential to rinse your mouth thoroughly or even brush your teeth after drinking. 

Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily for best results. If you fail to wear your aligners for the recommended period, your treatment progress may be affected.

Can you wear clear aligners while drinking with a straw?

You can wear your clear aligners while drinking water. But if you don’t like taking off your aligners every time you want to drink, you may use a straw. 

Drinking carefully with a straw will significantly minimize the risk of straining your teeth and your aligners. Just ensure that you do not drink hot liquids with a straw. Hot liquid can warp your plastic aligners.

Can you take hot drinks with clear aligners?

Taking hot fluids can have two adverse effects on your clear aligners. First, tea and coffee are well-known for staining clear aligners and teeth. Hot drinks can also warp your aligners. When bent, your aligners will change their shape and won’t fit on your teeth anymore.

Clear aligners are currently the most effective and convenient option for correcting tooth misalignment. Because they are transparent, there won’t be any adverse effects on your appearance and facial aesthetics. 

As a plus, you can eat your favorite food without restrictions. So here’s what you should do: take off your aligners when you want to eat or drink anything.

It is also important to rinse your mouth before wearing your clear aligners. If you do not clean your mouth, the drinks and food particles will stain your teeth and increase your risk of developing cavities. However, that’s all the care your aligners require. Maintain optimal hygiene and wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily, and you’ll experience smooth progress in your orthodontic treatment.

Beam clear aligners

At Beam, our mission is to make dental care more affordable and accessible to all Australians. That’s why our clear aligners are the most affordable solution for improving your smile. Best of all we offer two simple ways to pay. 

Once you have purchased your Beam impression kit and approved your Beam Clear Aligner treatment plan the next step in your smile journey is to purchase your Beam Clear Aligners to achieve your dream smile. 

We offer flexible clear aligner pricing plans as outlined below. We are offering $700 OFF our Single Payment plan for a limited time. All Payment Plans Include Free Teeth Whitening & One Set of Retainers for Post Treatment. Valued at $240. 

Beam clear aligner pricing is $2149. 

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