Taking your impressions is quick and easy!
4. Press with your thumbs until your teeth (front and molars) contact the bottom of the tray to avoid shallow impressions (hold for 3.5 minutes).
Mistakes to Avoid When Taking Your Impressions:
Incorrect tray sizeIf you take an impression with a tray that’s too small it won’t fully capture the teeth and gum line, either at the sides or at the back, you will see the molars are missing. Check the fit by placing an empty tray in your mouth. It shouldn’t touch or pinch the outer edges of your teeth, and should cover at least 2 of your molars. Trays come in small, medium, and large sizes, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a different size and we’ll ship a new tray to you.
Improper putty mixing
The base and catalyst must be fully mixed so it’s one solid color. If there are any swirls of the original putty colors, the putty won’t fully set, so it can’t completely capture your impressions. Always be sure to mix thoroughly until you’ve achieved one solid color.
Not seated evenly
Tray not centered
Line up your teeth over the center of the tray before you bite down. If your teeth are too far to one side or too far forward or backward, you’ll have an unusable impression.