When we think of chewies, an image that immediately pops up is from previous years when patients with metal braces would be chewing on a chewie. However, a common question or inquiry that most Invisalign patients do not know is that a chewie helps to close any air bubbles that have popped up between the teeth and the Invisalign aligner. This means every Invisalign patient benefits from owning chewies, especially, after each time they remove their aligner.
This may be one of the easiest products to use in orthodontic history. Your orthodontist will demonstrate and provide a pack of chewies, since this product is most needed for new Invisalign wearers. Why? When a patient is new to Invisalign, the aligners will not be fit entirely snug to their teeth. In this case, the chewies are used after the patient has been placed in their aligner. Where the patient will start chewing lightly, on the chew chewie, to make sure that all of the air bubbles are gone.
Invisalign chewies may just be one of the most important tools for anyone that wears Invisalign. The science that backs this is simple, anyone with invisible aligners needs to ensure that for no more than 10 minutes a day, to chew on a chewie to allow their Invisalign aligner to become snug against their teeth.
This is a common question asked and we hope you ask it when you visit. However, there is either very little pain to no pain at all. Your orthodontist will show you the correct way to go about it, where little to no pain at all, will be felt.
While there are necessary times to use chewies, we recommend that before bed, should be the top priority along with after brushing your teeth. These are the times when chewies should be used to ensure that the aligners are snug and comfortable.
Chewies will help keep a patient’s Invisalign treatment on course. Invisalign chewies will help provide a better and more accurate treatment timeline along with providing the best at-home care. We must mention that chewies are reusable! Not only will you feel better about using a reusable item, but always take the time to clean and inspect the chewie to see if the elastic is still strong enough to maintain proper Invisalign care.
Ask your orthodontist to provide more chewies when necessary!
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