Customer Reviews German French Spanish
Home  »  Resources  »  Advice from Lynn  »  How to use Invisalign Aligner Chewies
Cool Stuff for Invisalign
9rnm9d8ria5q.
Looking for a tool to help with removal of Invisalign braces? If you have a clear Essix retainer, or ...READ MORE
Shop Now
ynxi12pcfq9u.
By popular demand, we are now offering Retainer Brite 3-Month Supply WITH or WITHOUT the purple soaki...READ MORE
Shop Now
8ca239qy0q0r.
Dental Offices: Please place your order for this product here on our website instead of calling us...READ MORE
Shop Now
6ql17rsbd3ta.
This Item is OUT OF STOCK until the first week of January. If you wear Invisalign or...READ MORE
Shop Now
j2igs0xeb1bt.
These chic sleek retainer cases hold your retainer or removable dental appliance in style! The slick ...READ MORE
Shop Now
See All Products

How to use Invisalign Aligner Chewies

How to use Invisalign Aligner Chewies
If you have Invisalign aligner trays, your orthodontist or dentist may have told you to use "Aligner Chewies" during your treatment. 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.

You 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 Chewie, just position it between your teeth (either "long way" or "short way" are fine) and bite down. 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. Most orthodontists will tell you to bite on the Chewie for 5 to10 minutes several times per day. One popular method is to 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.

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. We recommend that you wash them after each biting session.

You might not get many Aligner Chewies from your dentist or orthodontist, because they are not usually provided by the company that makes your Invisalign trays. Either you or your orthodontist will need to order them. We carry them in bags of 10 sets (20 Chewies per bag) in several different colors and flavors. Click here to see the Aligner Chewies we carry.


Keep Smiling!
-Lynn



Advice from Lynn