Can I Drink Red Wine When I Take the Aligners Out?

Hello doctor! I have read that red wine will lead to staining of aligners, and also the teeth themselves if you drink with them in. What about when you drink with them not in your mouth and you clean teeth straight after. Is this okay? I’m a big fan of red wine but I really don’t want to stain the aligners, so I’m hoping you can give me some piece of mind! 
Hi there, thank you for your question. Yes that would be perfectly fine, as long as you wear your aligners for the recommended 21 hours a day. Just make sure to wait about half an hour to an hour before brushing your teeth as brushing directly after can damage the enamel. A good idea is to rinse your mouth with water after drinking wine, as this can help to prevent staining. Hope this is helpful! 
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