Smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners is not recommended. If you must smoke, it should only be done when the Invisalign trays are outside your mouth. This will prevent stains from appearing on the aligner trays, making them difficult to detect when you have them on. The same is true for people who use chewing tobacco.
Ideally, if you have to smoke while undergoing Invisalign treatment, wait until you take off your aligners to eat and smoke in this window. Brush your teeth and then replace the aligners. However, do not exceed the two-hour removal time during the day. If you must smoke outside of removal hours, then it's best to leave them inside. It's unlikely that anyone will notice stains on dental aligners.
To ensure successful treatment, Invisalign trays should be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. However, smoking with Invisalign can cause problems, from discoloration to tooth decay. It's better to smoke with Invisalign outside. If you smoke a lot, this could become a problem because it would mean having to wear Invisalign for too long.
It's something to talk about when you visit your orthodontist. Because the aligners are removable, it's technically possible to smoke during Invisalign treatment. However, doing so is not recommended for several reasons. Smoking causes numerous dental and general health problems. It can also make treatment with Invisalign difficult.
As part of the consultation procedure, your orthodontist will address all possible complications that may arise if you continue to smoke while receiving Invisalign treatment. If you are a smoker and are thinking about using Invisalign, it's important to talk to your orthodontist about the best way to quit smoking during treatment. While Invisalign may be suitable for occasional smokers, heavy smokers are likely to be better suited to alternative orthodontic treatment options, unless they are willing to quit smoking or reduce their use of tobacco.