An excellent first impression is the first step toward a more beautiful smile
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Before you start, make sure you have these items
Test these trays for proper fit in your mouth before adding the putty.
Make sure to get a timer ready to keep your impressions on track.
Pull out the containers of impression putty. Wait to mix them.
Gloves are included in the kit. Make sure to wear them before starting the process.
Included in the kit to help you stretch your mouth and insert the trays.
Prepare before you're there
Before you take your impressions, make sure you’ve ensured a hygienic process by following the procedure and avoiding any inconvenience.
01 Wash your hands
Start with washing and sanitizing your hands.
02 Brush & Floss
Brush and floss your teeth to remove any kind of debris.
03 Check the Fit
Before adding putty, ensure that the trays fit in your mouth.
How to take accurate dental impressions?
4 things to keep in mind
Your entire aligner journey depends on ensuring you create an excellent first dental impression.
- Start by making sure that the putty is adequately mixed.
- When making the impression, you should ensure you only get one good imprint on each putty.
- Avoid double takes by not using the same putty to improve impressions.
- Remember to put equal pressure all around the gums and teeth to get a clear impression of the gum line and molars.
What counts as a poor first impression?
Bad impression #1
Drag marks on the impression.
You can get drag marks on your impressions if the putty has not been fully set and is removed (pulled out) from the mouth too soon.
Bad impression #2
Inadequate amount of putty mixing.
The blue and white putties should be mixed until the putty is left with no streaking. This should be done before the material hardens up.
Bad impression #3
Teeth movement during the impression.
If you move your teeth while taking impressions, your tray may change its position too in your mouth. Use your fingers to hold the tray in place.
Bad impression #4
Use your fingers to apply the same pressure to all parts of your teeth, including the molars. You should feel the putty touching your gums back and front.
Let’s get started
Begin with preparing the tray for the impressions of your upper jaw. Work with only 1 tray at one time.
Step 1. Mix and Mould
Your impression kit contains white putty and colored putty. To make the mold, put your gloves on and mix both putties until they are thoroughly blended into one solid color.
The putty mixture will set in 60 seconds.
within 25 secs
within 10 secs
within 25 secs
Step 2. Time to take a great impression
3 ½ mins.
Step 3. Repeat the process
Now we’ll take impressions of your lower teeth. Repeat this process 2 times each, so that we have 2 impressions of your upper arch and two of your lower arch. You must send all 4 of these samples for our analysis.
within 25 secs.
within 35 secs.
3 ½ mins.
Step 4. Send photos of your teeth
Step 5. Send us your samples
You've done an excellent job!
You're almost there. Take off the cardboard lining and place the four finished impressions back in the box (keep the putty in the trays; do not remove it.). Cover the old shipping label with the quick pre-paid return label to send everything back. Keep in mind to seal it with the provided sticker.
Need more help?
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
How to ship back my dental impressions?
A return envelope with pre-paid return shipping label is included with each shipment. Don't toss the envelope away because it can occasionally be mistaken for package filler. When you are finished, place your teeth impressions inside the envelope and mail them back to us.
How long does it take to get my treatment plan?
It takes around 4–6 weeks. Send your impressions back promptly, complete your account center information, and submit your images to ensure that it happens as soon as possible. Having this information at our disposal is quite essential.
How do I know if I did the process correctly?
All we need is one accurate imprint of your top and bottom teeth. The impression kit comes with four sets of putties. We need at least one good impression of both arches. Send your teeth impressions back to have them evaluated. We will contact you to arrange a replacement kit if more impressions are required.