The Munchies® Devices

The Munchies® Devices

Munchies® devices are used to optimise the seating of orthodontic clear aligners and retainers. They ensure that orthodontic forces are delivered accurately and that tooth movements occur as predictably and comfortably as possible.

Variations in the strength of the jaw muscles, size of the teeth, bone density and tooth movement required will determine the type of Munchies® best suited for each individual aligner case. Let’s look at each variation. 

Munchies® EPS

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. Learn more here.

Along with our Munchies® EPS in blue and pink, can now offer you the rainbow-coloured Munchies® Pride. Learn more here.

Munchies® Standard and Munchies® Maxx
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.

Munchies® Maintain

Munchies® Maintain devices have been designed to optimise the seating of clear retainers after your patients have completed orthodontic treatment. Optimal fitting of clear retainers not only maintains the post-treatment goals but also aids in providing remediation of minor relapse. 

As clear retainers are generally 30% thicker and more rigid than aligners, intimate seating of the retainers can be more challenging. Munchies® Maintain are larger and more robust than regular Munchies® and are specifically designed to provide adequate force systems to seat clear retainers. Learn more here.

Munchies® Vibe II

Now with the all-new vibratory EPS attachment head for superior seating, engagement, and acceleration. The all-new Munchies®️ VIBE II has been created to rewrite the future of predictability in clear aligner therapy treatments.

The device delivers controlled and symmetrical acceleration (through osteoclastic activation and increased inflammatory markers) and optimized aligner seating which leads to faster and more predictable orthodontic movements.

The acceleration outcome is achieved through the delivery of specific high-frequency acceleration (HFA) forces which are anatomically targeted through morphologically shaped nodular attachments.

Munchies® are available in convenient packaging and assortments to suit any dental practice and patient. View our whole collection of Munchies products here.