Eating and drinking
Generally, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment as long as your remove your Aligners beforehand.
It is not necessary to remove your Aligners to drink water.
You should remove your Aligners before eating and before drinking alcohol, hot drinks such as coffee or tea, and soft drinks.
However, we strongly advise against chewing gum during your treatment with Aligners. Gum can stick to the Aligners and damage them.
You should also take out your Aligners when smoking. Otherwise you run a higher risk of them becoming discoloured (becoming brownish) or misshapen.
By the way: in your bestsmile Box you will find an Aligner case to store your braces when you take them out. So you’re always flexible, even when you’re on the go.
Piercings in the mouth area
As a general rule, piercings are not an obstacle to start a bestsmile treatment. In the case of existing piercings in the mouth area, it is not absolutely necessary to remove them beforehand to start an Aligner or a Veneer treatment. Your dentist will be happy to advise you on this.
Important: when starting treatment, the pierced area should be completely healed. Basically, piercings on the lip and tongue can damage the hard and soft tissues in the mouth and are prone to plaque, which can worsen overall oral health.