FAQ > bestsmile Aligner During treatment

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How many hours a day do I have to wear my bestsmile Aligner braces?

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For best results, wear your aligners 22 hours a day. For eating and dental hygiene, you can remove them at any time.

How many hours a day do I have to wear my bestsmile Night Aligner?

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For best results, wear your Night Aligners for 8–10 hours during the night.

How long does the bestsmile Night Aligner treatment take?

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On average, the Night Aligner treatment takes between 4–14 months. It also depends on how many Aligners are required to straighten your teeth.

How long does the bestsmile Aligner treatment take?

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On average, the aligner treatment takes between 3–12 months. It also depends on how many aligners are required to straighten your teeth.

Are bestsmile Aligner braces painful to wear?

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You will feel pressure on your teeth. This is perfectly normal and means that your teeth are moving into the desired position. With each new aligner, the feeling of pressure decreases after 3–4 days.

If you experience pain while wearing the aligners, please contact your bestsmile practice immediately. You can find the contact details of our practices here .

Can I eat or drink while wearing bestsmile Aligner braces?

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You should remove your aligners before eating and before drinking alcohol, hot drinks such as coffee or tea and soft drinks.

Otherwise, your aligners may become deformed or discoloured.

However, you do not have to remove your aligners to drink water.

By the way, in your bestsmile box you will find an aligner case to store your braces while you eat. So you’re always flexible, even when you’re on the go.

Can I chew gum while wearing bestsmile Aligner braces?

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We strongly advise against it. Chewing gum can stick to the aligners and damage them.

Are there foods that are not allowed during treatment?

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If you remove your aligners first, you are free to eat whatever you like.

Can I smoke while wearing my clear aligners?

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We recommend removing your aligners for smoking. Otherwise, your aligners can get stained and deform.

How can I clean my bestsmile Aligner braces?

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To clean your aligners, use cold running water. You may also use a toothbrush and a little white toothpaste if necessary.

Will bestsmile Aligner braces affect my speech?

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At the beginning of your treatment, you may have a slight lisp until your tongue gets used to the aligners. But that goes away fairly quickly.

Can I wear my bestsmile Aligner braces during sports activities?

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You may wear your aligners for most sports activities without any restrictions. For contact sports such as boxing, ice hockey etc, the aligners should be removed.

What if the aligners don’t fit properly on my teeth?

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If your aligners don’t fit properly or cause pain, call your bestsmile practice or contact us by e-mail at [email protected] . We will take care of it straight away.

You can find the contact details of your bestsmile practice here .

What should I do if an aligner is damaged?

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Please contact us so that we can deliver a replacement aligner as soon as possible. We will replace the first two aligners free of charge, additional ones are CHF 100 per piece.

How can I contact bestsmile dentists during treatment?

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You can reach them any time by phone, e-mail or in your practice. You can find the contact details of your bestsmile practice here .

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