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How to Use Invisalign Chewies to Improve Your Teeth Straightening Treatment

Have you started wearing Invisalign? The journey to achieving a straighter and brighter smile can be long and arduous. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about wearing painful metal braces. That said, you might experience some pain and discomfort after you switch to new trays. This experience is normal. 

However, you don’t have to grit your teeth and sit through the pain. Invisalign chewies are a popular tool for easing your discomfort and helping aligners track properly. Edible Movemints™ are also a popular choice among Invisalign wearers. Read on to learn more about alleviating pain and discomfort using Invisalign chewies or Movemints now!

Dealing with Pain and Discomfort From Invisalign

Invisalign trays are typically less painful to wear than traditional metal braces, but they can still cause discomfort in some users.

smiling woman holding invisalign trayInvisalign trays are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Not only are they much less noticeable, but they are removable and less painful to wear than traditional ones. However, experiencing occasional discomfort is normal for wearers.


Why do my teeth hurt?

After taking a 3D scan of your teeth, your orthodontist will build a new set of trays for you to wear around 20 to 22 hours a day. Every one to two weeks, your orthodontist will give you a new set of trays. It is usually during these transitional periods when patients experience soreness. This discomfort usually only lasts a few days. Eventually, your teeth will get accustomed to the new fit. 

Your source of soreness may also stem from the aligners themselves. The edges of the aligners can sometimes irritate your gums and the inside of your mouth. However, this too will eventually fade away as your mouth adjusts to your new trays. If the edges of your aligners are rough or sharp, you can ask your orthodontist to fix them.

Invisalign Chewies and Other Popular Dental Accessories

Invisalign chewies and edible Movemints are both popular products for treating soreness and keeping patients on-track with their treatment plans.

person wearing black backpack holding packet of movemintsSome people prefer to just ride out the pain while others use Invisalign chewies to help alleviate it. Many Invisalign wearers also use chewies to help their trays track properly and get used to them faster. Whatever you decide to purchase them for, you’ll find that they are pretty easy to use. 

How to use Invisalign chewies

So, how do you use Invisalign chewies? 

All you have to do is grab a chewie and bite down and chew on it for about 5 to 10 minutes a day. While you chew, you will need to shift the product around to different parts of your mouth. Make sure you reach the parts where you see air bubbles or gaps between your teeth and the aligners. Most people perform this little task at night so that the aligners can stay snug and close to their teeth when they sleep. 

You can continue to wash and reuse these chewies until they lose their elasticity. 

How to use Movemints

Invisalign chewies are not your only option for improving your aligner fit. Movemints are a popular Invisalign chewies alternative to this well-known product. Traditional chewies are flavorless and sometimes difficult to fit between your aligners. Dental Movemints, however, offer a fresh dose of mint perfect for freshening up your breath. Their unique shape also makes it easy to fit them between your trays. Made with a therapeutic dose of xylitol, Movemints can also improve your oral health!

To use a Movemint, simply place one between your aligners and guide it into place using their built-in grooves. Chewing gently can help you wear your aligners comfortably. Once the trays are fitted into place, you can enjoy your mint!


General Tips for Ensuring a Successful Treatment

As you navigate your Invisalign treatment, make sure you keep these tips in mind.

dentist speaking to invisalign patientAre you getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment? Invisalign trays are an effective solution for straighter teeth. But in order to achieve great results, you need to remember to follow these best practices.

1. Wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day

Patients need to wear their Invisalign trays for at least 20 hours a day. Failure to do so can result in increased discomfort and delayed results. 

2. Clean your trays regularly

You should clean your trays twice a day. Most people clean them in the morning and evening when they brush their teeth. Users should also rinse their trays whenever they take them out and put them back in their mouths. 

3. Keep your case with you wherever you go

You should try to make it a habit to carry your Invisalign case wherever you go. Even if you aren’t going somewhere to eat, it’s safer to bring it with you just in case. The last thing you want is to find yourself in a situation where you have to leave your trays out in the open.

Dealing with pain and discomfort from wearing Invisalign trays is never pleasant. At Dental Movemints, we understand that finding a solution to this issue can be difficult. If you have tried Invisalign chewies and found no success with them, do not worry. Our fresh, edible Movemints™ can help ease your discomfort while also helping your aligners track properly. Isn’t it time you gave the Mint that Fits™ a try? Shop our full Smile Journey collection now!
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