Can You Chew Gum with Invisalign?

Nov 19, 2022 | Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign


Trays out? Yes! Trays in? Ummm…not really.

One of the huge advantages of Invisalign over braces is that you can chew normally when you take your trays out. We have had patients who tried to chew gum with their trays in but it can make a mess and tends to pull the trays loose. If you’re a gum chewer like my wife is, you can still chew gum while you have Invisalign. Just remove your trays, chew your gum for a bit and then get rid of the gum and put your tray back in.

Don’t Forget To Wear Your Trays Enough Time Each Day

The danger with gum and Invisalign is that it’s easy to forget to put your trays back in. In order to work effectively, you need to wear your trays 22 hours a day. You can find some gum chewing in those two tray-less hours, but don’t get distracted and chew gum beyond that unless you don’t mind being in Invisalign for the rest of your life! (That’s a joke… sort of.)

Sugarless Only, Please, Unless You Want Cavities

As always, I only recommend sugarless gums. Nobody wants sugar getting squished all throughout their teeth with the gum. That’s a great way to get cavities.

Do You Want Straighter Teeth?

Straighter teeth with Invisalign starts with a free consultation. Find out whatโ€™s possible, how long it will take, the cost and even the scoop on your insurance benefits.

Book Online Today or Call to Schedule (210) 600-9881

service. These retainers keep teeth straight, but you must be ready to keep them clean and bonded in place!

Designing a Lingual Retainer


  • This is a great place, if your looking definitely choose them. The staff is always helpful and everyone is so nice. Best place to have your dental work done ๐Ÿ˜

  • I came to my initial consultation wondering why a consultation was necessary - and I was blown away by the level of care. From the initial phone call, to the waiting room and staff experience, to the consultation and proceeding X-rays - everyone was wonderful. Dr. Bec and staff are incredible, and far exceeded any expectations that I had. Dr. Bec is welcoming, honest, transparent, thorough, detailed, and took the time to go over every single aspect of our teeth, as well as concerns/solutions. His staff is very kind and attentive also. (Even the music in the waiting room is lovely!) The amount of time and care was amazing, as I'm used to being shuffled in and out. I very rarely leave reviews. But this is one place I will review, and I do struggle to understand how anyone could give Precision Cosmetic Dentistry a negative review.

  • This was by far the best dental experience I have ever had! Dr Bec treated me with genuine care as a person, not just as a potential customer and explained very thoroughly all of the expectations for becoming his patient. He also was very patient and answered all of my questions and some more ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm very happy with my first visit there (all the receptionists were wonderful as well and everyone made me feel like family). I feel like I have found a gem in the dentist industry and I look forward to continuing with Dr Bec!

  • So as a first time patient with Dr. Bec, I fully appreciated his honesty, his professionalism, friendliness and patience with or towards me. The whole office experience was excellent. All the ladies I encountered were professional and nice.

  • We were very pleased with the service my husband received. Dr Bec was able to complete the repairs he needed. All the office staff is fabulous!

Schedule Your Consultation

Whether you have teeth or not, you deserve a smile you can be proud of!

A beautiful smile changes how you look. It also changes how you live. Imagine laughing and eating freely with friends again! If you want to smile with confidence, we can help. Take the first step today. Schedule your consultation!

Smiles are our passion so that living can be yours!