Invisalign® chewies are small but mighty! If you’re on the exciting journey of transforming your smile with Invisalign, using Invisalign chewies can make a big difference in your treatment progress.
Your friends at Jupiter Orthodontics are here to guide you along your transformation journey so you can experience the best results in the shortest amount of time. Let’s dive into the world of Invisalign chewies, what they are, how to use them, and where to get them!
What are Invisalign Chewies?
Invisalign chewies, also known as aligner chewies or “Invisalign bite sticks”, are small cylindrical cushions made of a soft, pliable material. These chewies are designed to help seat your aligners properly, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit, by biting down onto the chewie.
Using an Invisalign chewie can help ‘snap’ your aligners into place to secure the aligner for maximum effectiveness with each set of aligners.
These chewing exercises will remove any air bubbles between your teeth and aligners. Invisalign chewies can also help stimulate tooth movement and offer relief from discomfort.
How to Use Invisalign Chewies
It’s super easy to use Invisalign chewies! Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Grab your aligner chewie: They usually come in small packs or can be obtained from your orthodontist.
- Insert your aligners: Pop in your Invisalign aligners as usual and ensure that they’re in place.
- Bite and chew: Take the chewie and bite down on it gently but firmly. The cushiony material will compress between your teeth, creating gentle pressure that helps the aligners fit snugly against your teeth.
- Move it around: For best results, bite and chew on the chewie in various spots, including the front and back teeth, left and right sides, and upper and lower jaws. This ensures that your aligners are completely seated!
- Repeat the process: Aim to use your Invisalign chewies for about 5-10 minutes, several times a day. Make it a part of your daily Invisalign routine!
We recommend you use chewies in the morning and at night for about 5 to 10 minutes. If your Invisalign tray is not fitting on one particular tooth, give that tooth extra chew-time each day.
Can using orthodontic chewies speed up the treatment process?
Using orthodontic chewies can help keep your treatment progress on track so you can experience a beautiful new smile in the shortest amount of time! An effective and efficient treatment process consists of excellent oral hygiene, a commitment to wearing your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, and using Invisalign chewies regularly to ensure a snug aligner fit.
Where to Buy Invisalign Chewies
We will provide you with a pack of Invisalign chewies when you start orthodontic treatment with us at our Jupiter orthodontist office!
You can purchase a pack of Invisalign chewies on Amazon for under $10. They’re also sold at WalMart!
Are Invisalign chewies reusable?
Invisalign chewies aren’t intended for long-term reuse, but they can be reused for a short period. However, it’s crucial to prioritize hygiene and keep your chewies clean!
Immediately after using chewies, rinse them with water. If needed, you can use a mild soap or toothpaste to double down and give them a quick clean. Replace your chewies if they become worn out or lose their flexibility.
Still have questions about Invisalign chewies?
Invisalign chewies are part of the secret sauce to ensure a comfortable Invisalign fit and maximum effectiveness throughout treatment! Using them consistently will make a significant difference in your treatment progress.
Dr. King, Dr. Welch and our experienced team are here to keep you informed! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about chewies, Invisalign treatment or any of our other orthodontic treatment options.
Ready to start your own journey? Request your complimentary consultation with us at our Jupiter orthodontist office today!