Invisalign chewies—what is it, and how to use them?

People do notice your teeth, and when you’re less than happy with your smile, it can do a number on your self-confidence. Today’s amazing advancements in dentistry and orthodontics mean that you can have a dazzling smile at any age, and the one and only clear plastic aligners have revolutionized the way that teeth can be straightened. The brand even has another green “device” that can speed up your treatment.

Adding It Up–12 Million And Counting

The Invisalign system is known worldwide and boasts more than 20 years of innovation. What makes this teeth-straightening treatment so popular is its speed, simplicity and convenience. The clear aligners are practically invisible, allowing for your treatment to be discreet. You don’t have to worry about wires and brackets that come with traditional silver braces. Best of all, the clear aligners are removable for eating all of your favorite foods and brushing and flossing your teeth.

So far, more than 12 million people have achieved a brand new, beautiful smile with this remarkable and modern teeth-straightening treatment, and there is real science behind it.

Using The Green Chewies (Tray Seating)

They are green “devices” and best described as small, spongy, cylindrical cushions, and these interesting, little chewies play a significant role in straightening your teeth with the clear, plastic aligners.

When you choose Invisalign and an expert trained in this special system, your teeth will be looked at uniquely with a sophisticated scanning computer. The photo scans will formulate a 3-dimensional model of your very own teeth that will create a personalized, step-by-step treatment plan designed just for you.

The chewies work hand-in-hand with the treatment to ensure that your aligners are fitting correctly over the teeth when placed in your mouth. If, for some reason, you’re not getting a snug fit, the chewies will correct the issue by closing any air gaps between your teeth and your clear aligners.

Chomping Down On the Green Chewies

You may be wondering how to use the green chewies that your dentist or orthodontist gives you during your teeth straightening treatment. Here’s some good news; the green chewies come flavored with mint.

One chewie should be used twice a day for a few minutes each time. When your clear aligners are put back into your mouth after eating or cleaning, the chewie should be used to bite the aligners firmly into place.

To do this, position the chewie between your teeth. You can insert it “longways” or “shortways”, and bite it down firmly. As you move it inside your mouth, bite it up and down until you have used all your teeth to bite it. Go back, and repeat the process.

Your dentist or orthodontist may also give you specific instructions on when and how long to use the green chewies.

Not Being Aggressive With The Green Chewies

When you’ve switched to new aligners during your Invisalign treatment, it can sometimes cause a little discomfort. Chomping down on the chewies can also make your jaw sore. Don’t be overly aggressive when using the green device, and take your time performing the process.

The repeated biting action will help your aligners to better conform to the shape of your teeth, making the system more effective and speeding up the treatment time.

Meanwhile, you can take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication like acetaminophen (Tylenol) to ease any discomfort.

Choosing Your Favorite Chewies Is An Option

Green mint-flavored chewies are very popular, but you have more choices.

Chewies also come in white or unscented. In addition, you can also select chewies in yellow with pineapple flavor, purple with grape flavor and pink with bubblegum flavor. Chewies are small and easy to tote around.

A smile with straight teeth is one of the best makeovers for people of all ages. Today’s modern, clear aligner system can deliver that Hollywood smile quicker, more conveniently and more comfortably than traditional braces. Don’t sit on the fence; make that appointment for a consultation today to see if you’re a good candidate for this awesome treatment. Smile, people won’t even know you’re wearing them!

 

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