Can You Do Vaping With Invisalign

Invisalign has become popular for fixing teeth without the look of traditional braces. Adults especially like it because the clear aligners are less noticeable. But some adults wonder if they can start vaping with Invisalign.

Discussing with your orthodontist before you start is a big deal because it can mess up your treatment. If you vape, it’s important to talk about it, too, because it can affect your teeth just like smoking does.

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    Will Vaping Ruin My Invisalign?

    Smoking is known for making teeth look yellow and stained. Even though Invisalign aligners are clear, smoking can cause them to change color, making them easier to see when you wear them. Also, smoking lessens the probability of achieving the desired result via Invisalign treatment.

    How Does Vaping Affect Your Invisalign Treatment?

    Vaping means breathing in vapor from an electronic cigarette or vape pen. Some people think it’s safer than smoking, but it still has risks, especially for your teeth.

    • Nicotine and Staining
      Using vape products exposes your teeth to nicotine, which can stain them over time. This staining becomes more noticeable when wearing clear aligners like Invisalign, affecting your treatment’s discreet appearance.
    • Dry Mouth
      Vaping can make your mouth feel dry because it reduces saliva production. This dryness can be uncomfortable and lead to problems like cavities and gum disease.
    • Discomfort
      Invisalign aligners are made to fit your teeth perfectly. Vaping, especially if inhaled forcefully, could cause discomfort or irritation to your aligners or teeth.

    Questions About Can You Do Vaping With Invisalign ?

    How to Get Smoke Stains Off Invisalign?

    Don’t use hot water because it can change the shape of your aligner trays. Also, avoid using anything rough to clean them because it could make them weaker and break. Instead, use Retainer Brite, which you can get from an orthodontist. It helps to get rid of tartar, plaque, and stains from smoking. This way, you can keep using Invisalign without people noticing you wear aligners.

    Alternative for Smokers

    Are there other ways to fix your teeth if you can’t smoke while using Invisalign? Yes, but there aren’t many good options. Clear braces are one, but they can also stain from smoking, just like Invisalign. For smokers, regular metal braces might be better. They don’t stain easily from smoking, but smoking can still cause problems with how the braces stick to your teeth.

    Effect of Smoking on Invisalign Treatment

    If you smoke while using Invisalign and take out your trays, it will likely make your treatment take longer and could affect the final result. Surprisingly, it’s better to smoke or vape while wearing your aligners, as not wearing them enough can extend your treatment time.

    We strongly advise quitting smoking and using Invisalign might help because it gives you an extra reason (aside from health) to quit. You could try smoking only when you take out your aligners to eat, or better yet, quit altogether.

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    Final Word

    Vaping, or smoking, in general, is a bad habit; finding ways to start vaping with Invisalign can make things complicated for you and your orthodontist. So consider your braces or Invisalign treatment an opportunity to eliminate this troublesome habit.

    Visit Dr. Ash at Leander Orthodontics. Our second-generation orthodontist is certified in successfully treating various misalignment issues with Invisalign. Call us at (512) 260-5300 to book an appointment.

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