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can i drink alcohol with braces on?

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Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
Yes: The presence of braces should not affect this.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes, but: Alcohol, in moderation of course, will not affect your appliances or treatment. Note that pigmented beverages, such as red wine, can stain clear braces or their plastic ties. Alcohol is acidic, so make sure to wait a full hour before brushing.

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