Can You Swim With Invisalign?

Summer is here, and with it comes many pleasant outdoor activities that we’re anticipating doing all year. However, organizing summertime activities requires a bit more consideration for some of us.

There are several activities that put your Invisalign in danger of breaking or losing, such as swimming. People often ask questions like, “Can you swim with Invisalign?” well, let’s see if we can!

Can I Swim With Invisalign in my Mouth?

Yes, you can swim with Invisalign. Your Invisalign aligners are made to fit your particular teeth tightly, so you won’t have to worry about them coming out in the swimming pool.

They won’t fall out in a swimming pool or the ocean since they are tight and specially shaped to fit your teeth. It is advised to use Invisalign the entire 22 hours a day. Therefore, leaving them in while swimming is preferable to taking them out and putting them back in later.

So, it’s a better idea to wear those Invisalign while you’re in the water if you’re a competitive swimmer who practices for hours or you love to swim generally.

Tips to Swim With Invisalign

Here are a few tips that you might need to swim with invisalign:

  • Carry extra sets of invisalign with you in case something goes wrong, or you misplace your present set.
  • Keep your mouthguard with you.
  • Remember to carry the essential dental care items.
  • If you decide to take off your invisalign while sleeping, make sure you have a strong invisalign case to store them when they’re not in your mouth.
  • Put your invisalign case in a shaded area when you keep your invisalign in it while wearing a mouthguard in a swimming pool. Avoid leaving your invisalign in the sun for too long.

Invisalign and chlorine

If you swim quite often or are competing in a swimming contest that requires a lot of practice, we would suggest your to completely clean both your mouth and your aligner since prolonged contact to the acidic chlorinated water can be harmful.
Your teeth may sustain harm if this acidic water is allowed to accumulate in the Invisalign tray and absorb in them.

Wrapping Up!

So can you swim with invisalign? Yes, you can but every patient has a unique treatment plan, you must see your orthodontist before you go swimming.

Ask your dentist for any advice regarding wearing invisalign in the swimming pool or if they have any recommendations for mouthpieces that might make swimming with invisalign easier.

Our expert dentists at Rio Dental will guide you with the best recommendations or advice about wearing invisalign while swimming. Ring us at (210)-785-8526 to book your appointment.

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