Can I drink tea with braces?

A common question in the orthodontics community is whether or not you have to give up tea, coffee and other hot beverages or food items such as soup. The short answer to this question is no; you typically do not have to give up coffee, tea, or soup when you have braces. You do, however, need to make sure that you exercise proper care of your orthodontic appliance. Whether you have Invisalign, ceramic braces or traditional metal braces
Tea can help fight the bacteria found on teeth due to the compounds called polyphenols they are made of. The best way to drink tea while wearing braces is to drink it as is – no sugar or honey added. For those who prefer a sweeter taste, use sugar-free sweeteners instead.
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