The standard size Munchies® devices have the primary aim to seat aligners more accurately and improve the predictability of treatments. After seating the aligners with finger pressure only, patients will notice a degree of ill fit. Use of the Munchies® will instantly remediate this issue and all patients will confirm an intimate fit and normalized speech patterns. The Munchies® Maxx is a 15% larger, more robust device which is designed for patients with deeper bites or who prefer to use more regularly and subject the device to far greater forces.
Upper and Lower Teeth Intrusion Grooves: Designed to adapt to the anatomy of the incisors. The grooves are engineered to grasp each aligner incisally and gently provide forces to optimize seating without distorting the aligner form and shape.
Canine Intrusion Well: Anatomically designed to engage the incisal third of the upper and lower canines to ensure the aligner is seated intimately and is ideal to utilize for complete seating of attachment templates.
Munchies® utilize a specifically formulated unique medical grade, visco-elastic silicone.
The feature of Munchies® Maxx is in its unique morphology which provides enhanced tear resistance in the anterior seating wells by utilizing a higher silicone Shore Hardness and a larger cross section.
Munchies® come in 4 different hardnesses: Yellow and Orange (firmer), and Purple and Blue (gentle). Munchies® Maxx comes in 2 different hardnesses: Red (harder) and Green (slightly softer).
The Munchies® Firm series were created to provide a device with optimal visco-elastic properties to seat clear aligners as intimately as possible and with force systems that do not cause any distortion of the aligners. The stellar performance of these custom engineered Firm Munchies® (yellow/orange/red) has been verified in more than half a million prescribed devices since 2018.
The softer Munchies® also act as a powerful orthodontic analgesic which can provide pain relief as effective as acetaminophen or ibuprofen after each new aligner insertion (this is known as the Bite Wafer effect). Learn more on Why prescribe Munchies®.
It is recommended to give patients two Munchies® at initial aligner insertion and 1-2 as needed at each aligner changeover appointment. Heavier bites, bruxers and patients who use with greater frequency may need more devices or use the more robust Maxx.
To optimize seating, after aligners are re-inserted each time for 30 seconds of engagement. Similar chewing in the anterior grooved arms, (both maxillary and mandibular) is then indicated. To optimize the prescribed tooth movements, additional engagement and chewing using each arm for up to 10 minutes per day is ideal and patients should be encouraged to follow this protocol on a daily basis.
For directions on how to use Munchies® and Munchies® Maxx please visit the How to use Munchies® page.
Biting too hard or excessively will result in premature tearing of the Munchies®.
Munchies® and Munchies® Maxx are available in:
2 Piece Packs: Ideal to give to patients at each aligner changeover visit, should be provided with the patients’ next series of aligners, providing a hygienic and convenient delivery method.
Professional Bulk Packs: These are ideal for professionals who wish to hand out the Munchies devices one or two at a time at aligner changeover visits. If patients always have access to multiple Munchies®, they are more likely to comply with the correct reinsertion protocol and maximize the delivery of the correct forces programmed into the aligners.
3 Piece Cassette: At the commencement of clear aligner therapy, your patients should be provided with a professional, hygienic Munchies® 3 Piece Cassette Pack.