For years, people from all walks of life have chosen Invisalign to straighten their teeth. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, discreet, and effective. They can be removed for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking and will not disturb your everyday life.

As long as you adhere to your Invisalign specialist’s treatment plan and wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, you can expect your teeth to gradually shift into their proper positions. Although treatment times vary from patient to patient, you’ll likely achieve your desired results in a year or less.

Some patients who are interested in Invisalign wonder if they can chew tobacco or dip Skoal with Invisalign aligners in. For the best possible results, tobacco products should be avoided by patients who are undergoing Invisalign treatment. Even if they cannot quit right off the bat, they should make an effort to drastically reduce their intake of tobacco. An Invisalign specialist or doctor can offers strategies for putting end to this bad habit.

If patients do chew tobacco or dip Skoal during Invisalign treatment, the tobacco may get trapped along the edge of the aligners and lead to tooth decay. They will need to take significant care of their teeth and thoroughly brush and floss their teeth every time they chew. Tobacco use while the aligners are in can lead to stains and take away their clear color.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have further questions about chewing tobacco or dipping Skoal with Invisalign aligners in, don’t hesitate to call our office at 703-439-1214.