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Can I Swim With Braces Or Invisalign?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Evan
Can I Swim With Braces Or Invisalign?You may be asking yourself if it's safe to swim with your braces or play watersports during your orthodontic treatment. You want your braces to last longer as they perform their job of straightening teeth. However, sometimes, you may be confused about what to avoid when wearing braces.

Can I Swim With My Braces?

Of course, you can swim with braces on your teeth. The idea that the oral appliances will rust is just but a myth. Today's braces are fabricated from a rust-resistant, titanium alloy. They are constructed to remain in your mouth where they are surrounded by saliva all day long. Because they are constantly bathed in spit and they do not experience any problems, the same holds true when it comes to swimming with your braces. We know that pools have chemicals, but these substances won't be able to damage your oral hardware.

What About Invisalign Aligners

Yes, you can swim with your clean aligners or Invisalign. Since Invisalign aligners are custom-molded and snugly fit your teeth, they will not fall out in the ocean waters or swimming pool. Again, the chlorine in the pool will not damage your aligners. If you prefer not to swim with your aligners, you can as well take them out before taking a dip. But keep in mind that you need to wear the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours each day for them to effectively give the best results. If you are spending the entire day swimming, it is a good idea to let them remain in your mouth.

Can I Play Watersports Activities With Invisalign or Braces?

Yes, you can play watersports with braces and Invisalign in your mouth. Whether it's occasional pool volleyball or water polo, your orthodontic treatment will not get in the way of indulging in your favorite summer activities. Nonetheless, wearing a mouthguard is crucial if you are taking part in watersports or other activities that could cause a blow to your face.

Come to our orthodontic office for braces or Invisalign aligners. Ask any concerns you may have about these oral appliances and we will answer you accordingly. Schedule your appointment today.

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