Here’s a recap of the steps:
1. Put the two putty containers in the fridge for 15 minutes, before mixing.
2. Check if the compression tray is a comfortable length. To do this, put the tray in your mouth. The whole tray should fit in your mouth, without causing discomfort. If the tray is too long, or you feel pressure, put it into warm water for 20 seconds.
3. Quickly mould the tray with your hands, or chop off the excess
material with scissors. After you’re done, chuck it in some cold water
4. Mix the putty together until they make one shape. When this is done, make a sausage shape and place it in the mould. You need to do this quickly, before the putty hardens.
5. Put the tray in your mouth and push up firmly using your two thumbs. Make sure your top lip extends over the edge, which is very important. With your index fingers, push the mould up high, so that it sticks to your gums.
6. Wait 2 minutes for the mould to set.
7. Remove the tray but be careful not to separate the impression from the tray.
8. Wash the impression and set it aside to dry.
9. Once it’s dry, put it in the zip lock bag provided. If you’ve ordered a lower jaw impression, you will need to repeat the process for your lower teeth.
10. To confirm the suitability of the impression, please email images from different angles to firstname.lastname@example.org.