Taking your impression. A daunting task for some, whilst others do it without breaking a single sweat. We know taking yours or your child’s impression on your own without being in a dentist chair is a new concept across Australia. The impression kit is often our customers biggest worry when purchasing a guard. But for an affordable high-quality custom mouthguard, we assure you, it’s worth it. If you haven’t already, read our blog on how to take your impression.
This blog and the other info we have across our pages are great to read prior to taking your impression so you know you have the process down packed. However, we know that this can seem like an overwhelming amount of steps and sometimes the key information can be lost. So I’m about to share with you the few tips I share with customers after they’ve had unsuccessful first tries. These 4 handy tips always seem to help customers with getting a perfect impression! So, here they are:
Firstly, when we say to put the putty in the fridge 15 minutes before, do it! And make sure it’s in there for at least 15 minutes, you can leave it in there longer if you would like. This helps slow down the time the putty will take to set and give you a little longer to get the putty thoroughly mixed and into your tray.
Secondly, when you are putting the putty in the tray make sure it’s distributed throughout the centre of the tray correctly. Remembering that we need the impression to reach up to your gums to protect the roots of your front teeth. So there needs to be putty distributed accordingly.
Thirdly, when you go to take the impression to think about where your teeth will be landing in the tray. Try and ensure they are in the centre. Keeping in mind you want there to be room at the front to get that mould of your gums!
Lastly, do not bite into the putty. Push the tray up to the top of your teeth with the top lip over the tray. Keep pushing all the way up until you can’t anymore. Our mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth, jaw and gums and to do that we need the impression to be nice and deep so we can replicate all of the essential areas.
Hopefully, these 4 little tips help you to get your impression perfect the first time. Please email in photos of your impression before sending them so we can save you some time. If you do find yourself needing more putty just send us an email and we will get some organised for you ASAP.