By Jerry 11.8.2022
Clear aligners are an excellent solution for those who want to straighten their teeth without putting anything in their mouth. How do you ensure your experience with clear aligners goes perfectly? While there’s no surefire way to make a perfect impression, you can certainly do some things to increase the odds that you’ll get great results from your clear aligners treatment. With just a little extra effort, you can make the impression process go so smoothly that it feels like you’re hardly even doing anything.
Mixing the putty
Rinse and floss your teeth before you start. Set a timer for 1 minute. Mix the blue and white putty for 30 seconds until it's even. Roll the putty into a 4-inch cylinder, and place it into the tray before the timer is up.
Creating the impression
Slide the tray into your mouth carefully.
Make sure your front and back teeth have fully sunken into the putty. The putty should also cover your gum line.
Pull your lips and cheeks over the tray. Hold still for 3.5 minutes. Stay as still as possible during this period, keep two thumbs under the tray to secure it.
After 3.5 minutes, remove the tray by pulling it down on the sides rather than the handle. Now repeat the process with the bottom tray for your lower teeth! The separation between your teeth and gums must be clear. All your teeth should show up in the putty as well.
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