Munchies® Maintain

Munchies® Maintain


    Overview: Munchies® Maintain devices have been designed to optimize 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.


    • Minor relapse correction: Many Patients are inconsistent with their use of their retainers and minor relapse is a common sequela. If relapse is detected early enough and adequate space is available, the aberrant teeth can be moved back into the correct position with the use of clear retainers and Munchies® Maintain device. The patients contact points, adjacent to the relapse site, should be checked carefully to ensure that no collisions have occurred. Relief of these areas need to be provided.
    • Maintaining post-treatment position: Similar to Munchies® for clear aligners, Munchies® Maintain are suited to seating retainers.


    Maintaining post-treatment position: As a daily regimen for maintaining the post-treatment position, simply instruct your patients to insert their clear retainers and put their top teeth into the larger groove on the Munchies® Maintain device and bite their bottom teeth against it, and then instruct them to put their bottom teeth into the smaller groove and bite their top teeth against it. They should do this for about 20-30 seconds on the upper and lower arches.

    Next instruct your patients to bite down on the non-grooved section of the Munchies® Maintain device on their back teeth for 20-30 seconds, on both sides. Patients will note that their retainers fit more intimately within 60 seconds.

     Minor relapse correction: For correction of minor relapse, ask patients to wear their clear retainers for 22 hours per day and use Munchies® Maintain each time the retainers are inserted and for an additional 2 minutes in the morning and before bedtime. Also instruct them to bite down on the ridged EPS arm of the Munchies® Maintain on their posterior teeth on each side of their mouth for up to 30 seconds.

    Biting too hard or excessively will result in premature tearing of the Munchies® Maintain.


    Munchies® Maintain is ideally prescribed post-treatment for all clear aligner and fixed orthodontic patients. They can be used for minor relapse correction and maintain post-treatment position.


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