The Munchies® EPS (Enhanced Posterior Seating) range have been designed to optimize the seating of aligners in the premolar region in particular, where expansion is often programmed. Designed and engineered by the Orthodontic Faculty at the Postgraduate School of Dentistry, this device utilizes the same principle as the standard Munchies® but also focuses on the posterior teeth, where optimization of seating and fit is critical to ensure pure buccal translatory forces are applied.
The Science of Munchies® EPS
The Munchies® EPS 3-ridged-arm has been designed to adapt to the anatomy of all premolars and extended palatally and lingually to ensure expansion forces from the aligners are delivered as gingivally as possible to avoid tipping and open posterior bites. These tipping movements occur due to the expansion forces programmed into the aligners being applied inaccurately. Poorly fitting aligners in the premolar region will deliver forces which are too coronal and produce a greater propensity to unwanted tipping and onerous open posterior bites.
Munchies® EPS have been designed to minimize unwanted tipping movements during arch expansion, especially in the premolar region.
Using the 4 Point Touch System design, the Munchies® EPS posterior arm engages the aligner in the central fossa and cuspal inclines areas of the premolars and optimizes seating without compromising the shape of the aligner.
Enhanced Posterior Seating Arm: The Munchies® EPS 3-ridged-arm has been designed to adapt to the anatomy of all premolars and extended palatally and lingually to ensure expansion forces from the aligners are delivered as gingivally as possible to avoid tipping and open posterior bites.
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® EPS utilize a specifically formulated unique medical grade, visco-elastic silicone.
Munchies® EPS are offered in Pink and Blue options. The Pink Munchies® EPS has a hardness in between the standard Yellow and Orange Munchie, whilst the Blue option has a similar hardness to the standard Red Munchie.
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.
For directions on how to use Munchies® EPS please visit the How to use Munchies® page.
Biting too hard or excessively will result in premature tearing of the Munchies® EPS.
Munchies® EPS 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® EPS, 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 Cassettes: At the commencement of clear aligner therapy, your patients should be provided with a professional, hygienic Munchies® EPS 3 Piece Cassette Pack.