How to Use Your Aligner Chewies

An Aligner Chewie is a small cylinder made of a soft spongy plastic-like material called Styrene Copolymer. It looks like a small roll of gauze or cotton.

Use Aligner Chewies to help close any air gaps between your teeth and your Invisalign aligners. Typically when you get a new set of aligner trays, they may not fit tightly against your teeth at first. Biting on the Chewie helps your trays to fit tighter on your teeth, which helps your treatment progress faster.

To use an Aligner Chewies:

1.Position it between your teeth and bite down.

2.Quickly move it from one end of your mouth to another, continuing to bite up and down, until you have bitten on it with all of your teeth. Then go back and do it again, and keep repeating the process.

3.Bite on the Chewie for at least 5 minutes before bed. This will help your Aligner tray stay well seated and tight against your teeth while you sleep at night.

4.Aligner Chewies are reusable - to a point. You can wash them with a mild soap and re-use them several times before they will lose their elasticity.

5.Washing after each biting session is strongly recommended.

 

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