Can You Lose Weight With Invisalign?

Categories: Orthodontics

Yes, it is possible to lose weight while wearing Invisalign clear braces.  Although Invisalign is not a weight loss aid and should not be used for weight loss, it is not uncommon for people to experience weight loss while wearing them.  Why is that?

Having Invisalign Aligners means taking extra care of your oral health. To avoid damage to your Invisalign clear aligners and reduce the risk of cavities you may want to avoid the following:

  • Red Wine
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sugary Foods
  • Coffee
  • High-acidic foods such as fruit drinks, soda and candy

Since most of these foods tend to be high in calories, cutting them out means cutting calories.

The avg. recommended wear time for Invisalign is 20 hours a day (of course this will vary from person to person) leaving you with four precious hours aligner-free. You can always remove your aligners if you wanted to snack on something  which is completely okay as long as you remember to brush afterwards. Adding a protein shake may help reduce your satiety throughout the day. What you choose to do during your four hours of downtime is completely up to you of course – Eat, Drink and be Merry! Just remember to clean your aligner’s and brush your teeth thoroughly before putting them back in.

Dr. Chris Henry specializes adult orthodontics and has helped many adults achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign. If you are considering Invisalign in St. Augustine Florida, we would like to encourage you to contact Dr. Chris Henry at Henry Advanced Orthodontics by phone 904-342-3684 or online, simply Click Here to Request An Appointment