Can You Chew Gum with Invisalign?

Doctor Answers 6

Do not chew gum

No, you definite cannot chew gum with invisalign.It is better not to chew gum at all.

Why? Because the pressure of chewing gum can dislodge the existing fillings or fixed prosthetics that you have in the mouth.It can reduce the salivary flow which is detrimental for the good oral function.

Santa Ana Dentist
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No snacking between meals with Invisalign

Another weight loss strategy today, besides South Beach or the Zone, is Invisalign treatment.  Many people snack between meals so starting Invisalign care can be a challenge.  The only thing that can be done while while wearing aligners is drink water, so this excludes coffee, soda and even chewing gum.

Lance Timmerman, DMD, MAGD
Seattle Dentist
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Do not chew gum with invisalign

I would advise against chewing gum with invisalign in your mouth. If you want to seat the aligners better, then use the aligner chewies a few times a day.

Gabriela Hricko, DDS
New York Orthodontist
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Chewing gum with Invisalign: not advisable

The cause of most less-than-ideal Invisalign results is not wearing the aligners full time.  So taking them out to chew gum is not a good idea because it gets you in the habit of taking them off.  Chewing gum with the aligners in place is not advised because the gum may stick to the aligners. 

Brian Povolny, DDS, PhD
Seattle Orthodontist
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Chewing gum while using aligners

I would not recommend chewing gum while wearing aligners. The gum could potentially stick to the aligners. Ideally you should not eat with aligners in your mouth and drinking should be limited to water when you are wearing them.

Kara J. McCulloch, DMD
Mercer Island Orthodontist

Chewing Gum with Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are not meant to be used with chewing gum. It will stick to them and make a bit of a mess.

Mickey Bernstein, DDS
Memphis Dentist
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