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.
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.
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.
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.