What are aligner chewies and how do you use them?

What are aligner chewies and how do you use them?

Using clear aligner chewies is very easy. Simply place the chewie in your mouth between your upper and lower teeth, bite, and hold the bite for 3 – 5 seconds. You will notice that this biting process will make your Invisalign aligners fit more ‘snug’ to your teeth. After 3 – 5 seconds, simply move the chewie to a different position in your mouth, and repeat the process. Continuing this process until you feel as though every tooth has been addressed. For best results, we recommend following your orthodontist’s instructions on how often to do this process.

What are the benefits of using aligner chewies for Invisalign clear aligners

There are several benefits of using aligner chewies, such as:

  • Improving the fit of your clear aligners such as Invisalign or Spark aligners. They do so by allowing your clear aligner to fit more snug to your teeth as you chew.
  • Improve aligner appearance, as you chew on the chewies, you will be removing trapped air pockets from between your teeth and the aligner, giving them a closer fit, and allowing them to appear more clear and transparent.
  • Improved comfort, it’s not uncommon for patients to report that any discomfort they were experiencing with clear aligners is reduced once they start using aligner chewies. As the chewing process helps disperse any pressure on the teeth more evenly across all teeth.
  • They help keep your aligner treatment on track, but ensure your teeth are progressing as quickly as possible throughout treatment.

Do aligner chewies speed up treatment time?

At Berwick Orthodontic Specialists, one of the most common questions we are asked when discussing aligner chewies with our patients is “do they really speed up treatment!?”. 

In short, the answer is yes. The goal of aligner chewies is to keep your treatment on track for the fastest and most effective results. By chewing the chewies, what you are essentially doing is helping improve the fit of your clear aligners, so that they may help your teeth move in a more effective manner. By doing so, your treatment time may be sped up!

Find out more

Do you want to find out more information about starting clear aligner treatment, or speeding up your existing treatment with clear aligner chewies? Contact our practice today and speak to our expert team for advice!