Dating can be nerve-wracking, but dating with aligners can add a whole new level of anxiety. You may worry about what your date will think when they see you with aligners, how to navigate eating and drinking, and even whether it's okay to kiss or perform oral with them on. But fear not, we've got some tips and tricks to help you navigate the dating world or social life with aligners and ensure you're prepared for any romantic situation.
First things first, be confident! It's easy to feel self-conscious about wearing aligners, but remember that most people won't even notice them. If you feel confident and comfortable, others will too. Your aligners are there to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, and that's something to be proud of.
If you feel nervous or self-conscious about wearing aligners, let your date know. They may have had similar concerns or even be wearing braces or aligners themselves. Sharing your concerns can help ease your anxiety and make the date more comfortable for both of you.
Prepare in advance
Before going out on a date, make sure to brush your teeth and clean your aligners. You don't want to be caught off-guard with bad breath or dirty aligners. Bring a travel-size toothbrush and toothpaste with you, so you can quickly freshen up if needed. And very importantly, remember to bring your aligner case with you! You don't want to put your aligners in napkin and somebody throws them away because they think it's just trash!
Eating and Drinking with Invisalign
Now, when it comes to eating and drinking, it's important to remove your aligners. Food particles can easily get stuck in them, leading to bad breath and even cavities. To avoid this, take your aligners off when eating or drinking anything other than water. If you feel awkward doing this in front of people, politely excuse yourself to the bathroom to remove them.
Once you take them off, make sure to put them in a safe place. Putting them in a napkin is a bad idea as it can lead to forgetting them. Instead, keep your aligners in an aligner case and soak them in a cleaning solution, such as Fizzy Oral 2-in-1 foam mouthwash and aligner cleaner, to keep them fresh and clean.
Kissing and more with Invisalign
But what about fresh breath for those kisses? To remove food particles and freshen your breath, make sure to floss your teeth and rinse your mouth after eating. Fizzy's 3-in-1 foam mouthwash and aligner cleaner is a great option! It will remove the food particles in your mouth, improve your oral hygiene, give you fresh breath and prepare you for a worry-free kiss!
Speaking of kissing, it's perfectly fine to do so in your aligners. However, if things start to get heated and you want to get intimate, performing oral with invisalign is a bad bad idea. Take them off! This will prevent them, especially with the attachments, from getting in the way and causing discomfort, not to mention you don't want your aligners to smell like your partner afterwards.
Remember to put your aligners back on!
Last but not least, don't forget to put your aligners back in after kissing. You need to wear them for 20-22 hours each day to get the best results. So, keep in mind to put them back in and wear them long enough.
With these tips and tricks, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the dating world or any social situations with aligners. Remember to be confident, take care of your aligners and maintain good oral hygiene. Now go out there and enjoy your dating life with a dazzling smile!