Munchies® perform four critical functions to ensure your treatment is as predictable and comfortable as possible.
The Munchies® family of devices were designed to make orthodontic treatment more predictable, minimize your overall treatment times and to alleviate the discomfort often arising when forces are applied to your teeth.
They have been carefully designed to ensure that the forces that are delivered are optimized for orthodontic movements by using a specially formulated medical grade silicone with unique visco-elastic properties (the device returns close to its’ original shape after being subjected to force each time) and novel designs to engage your teeth as closely as possible.
Munchies® devices are provided in 2 sizes and 6 different visco-elasticities (hardness and ability to bend). They are delivered in "gentle" or "firm" options to cater to individual preferences amongst patients.
The standard Munchies® device are fabricated in 4 different hardnesses to provide relief of pain and to seat aligners more accurately and improve the predictability of your treatment. The Munchies Maxx® device is designed for patients with deeper bites or who prefer to use their device on a more regular basis and subject the silicone to far greater forces. Munchies Maxx® come in 2 different hardnesses.
Each starter pack has a Gentle Pack and a Firm pack, both with 2 standard Munchies® and a Munchies Maxx® (which is more robust and suited for more aggressive chewing and deeper bite cases)..
There are 3 Refill packs available, depending on the patients’ preference for softer, harder or more robust:
Each Munchies® device has an average life span of around two weeks if used correctly. The product has been designed to be robust for this period and to remain visco-elastic and deliver the correct forces if not used excessively.
Biting too hard or excessively will result in premature tearing of the Munchies®.