So you’ve received your Aligners. You unpack it and inside you find the Aligners, Aligner Removal Tool (that has a hooked edge), and this sponge-like circular cylindrical-shaped object. What is that? .
Firstly, your aligners should be worn and fitted over your teeth. Once you have done so, place the chewie between your teeth and bite down on it. You could bite down on the chewie longways or shortways whichever is suitable for you. Just don’t swallow it!
Should you feel if there are areas or tooth that aren’t fitting to the trays as well compared to others, do additional chewie exercises (biting on the chewies) on those specific areas to help with the fitting. Take note to use your chewies each time you change to a new set of aligners so as to achieve the best possible teeth alignment.
Chewies can be washed with mild soap and water. After using your chewies, give them a wash and leave them in an airy area to dry. Do not keep them in containers with no ventilation. You’ll be able to use your chewies until they lose their elasticity.