May 23 is National Taffy Day, and while we love celebrations, this is one we may have to skip. Taffy is a classic treat that can take you back to your childhood days, but it also happens to be one of the most damaging foods for your oral health. That wonderful chewy texture causes the candy to stick in your teeth, and you could lose fillings or crowns as a result.
If you wear traditional braces, chewing a piece of taffy is a decision you will regret immediately. Chewy candies like taffy can get stuck in wires or even pull the brackets off your teeth if you aren’t careful. Thankfully, there are alternative teeth straightening methods that don’t restrict your dietary choices at all. Invisalign® is one of them.
Eat What You Want, When You Want
Invisalign® clear aligners don’t have a single bracket or wire, so they don’t become a catch-all for embarrassing food particles. They are placed directly over the top of the teeth, much like a retainer or a mouth guard, and they have a completely smooth surface. While traditional braces limit your dietary choices, clear aligners can be easily snapped on and off at any time. This unique removable feature means you can continue enjoying your favorite foods throughout treatment (although we still don’t recommend taffy).
Even though Invisalign® aligners can be removed at will, it is important to wear them as frequently as directed by your family dentist. Failing to wear them as instructed could result in longer treatment times and less effective results. In most cases, you should only remove your aligners when eating, brushing and flossing, or attending special events.
Schedule Your Appointment
Ready to straighten your teeth without giving up your favorite foods? Schedule an Invisalign® appointment with a respected family dentist in Schaumburg, IL, by contacting Schaumburg Dental Studio today.