March 31, 2023 2 min read
At the time of this writing, Impact has protected 125,000+ Mouths in nearly 12 years.
We send our Super Simple Fit Kit all over the world!
Our ability to provide written and video instructions on how to take an impression of your teeth has been honed to perfection.
It’s now so easy for anybody to take their own high quality, dental grade impression right at their kitchen table.
If you EVER feel unsure we are just a quick ZOOM call away and glad to assist personally.
Have a look here at written instructions on how to take your own impression in 8 easy steps:
Step 1: Grab a timer/stopwatch and prepare a clean surface in front of a mirror
Step 2: Try on mouthguard trays – select the one that captures all of your teeth and leaves a bit of wiggle room on the sides – your top lip should be able to come over front of tray
Step 3: Important: Time is of the essence - Putty begins hardening as soon as you start mixing, move quickly through step 4, 5 and 6 to get material into your mouth - Mix one packet of dark with one packet of white putty until it is a uniform color with no streaking of white (30 seconds maximum) – Roll material into a short tubular (cigar) shape that is thicker in the middle.
Step 4: Lay putty into tray, push material to outside of tray and ensure that there is a peak of putty at the front of tray – Move quickly to step 5
Step 5: In front of mirror, insert tray with putty all the way into your mouth and make sure top lip is over front of tray – bring top teeth down into center of the peak of putty and push up evenly with thumbs on center of tray – make sure it is fully pushed up so putty “gushes” up into top lip – a deep impression is a good impression – IMPORTANT – once tray is pushed up do not move it for 2 minutes and 30 seconds
Step 6: Once 2 minutes and 30 seconds has elapsed, gently rock (with up and down motion) the tray loose from your teeth – rinse in cold water – Your impression should look similar to the one pictured here
Step 7: OPTIONAL – Take a picture of your impression similar to Picture 8 and email it to address above. We will review and let you know if your impression is good. Once satisfied with the completed impression please place it and all unused materials back into the bag provided.
Step 8: Place bag with completed impression(s) and any unused materials back into box it came and return to Impact – We will craft your guard within 14 business days after receipt of a good impression.