At Home Impression Instructions
We are so happy to begin your Smile Journey! Below you will find some helpful information that will guide you through this process of at home impressions, and make sure that you have the best experience possible with your new Hudson Aligner System.
Your at home impression kit includes:
4 impression trays. 2 Upper, 2 Lower.
3 containers of impression base material. (Blue)
3 containers of impression catalyst material. (White)
1 pair of gloves
There is 1 extra container of each material, in case you need to retake an impression.
The use of a timer during this process is recommended for best results.
Step 1: Confirm the impression tray size is correct. The tray should cover the full arch of the teeth, without contacting the teeth in any area. If you believe there is a problem with the fit, please contact our office.
Step 2: Begin timer. Hand mix together 1 part of the blue material and 1 part of the white material, until color is uniform. This should take about 30 seconds. Evenly distribute material into the impression tray.
Step 3: Insert tray into mouth and press onto teeth. You should begin pushing in the back and move to the front, until the teeth are covered. Once the tray is in the desired position it cannot be moved. This must be done before 2 minutes has passed.
Helpful tip: Tilt your head slightly upwards to avoid a mess.
Step 4: Once 4 minutes and 30 seconds have passed, remove the tray by gently pulling on the handle. The tray should release easily.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 for remaining impressions. 4 total impressions are required; 2 upper and 2 lower.
Step 6: Seal impressions in the bag provided. Place all impressions and extra materials back into your impression kit box. Seal the box, secure the return label provided, and ship back to our office.
Please refer to our helpful instructional video to follow along for the perfect impressions.
If further assistance is needed, please contact our office by calling 703-451-4666.