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Instructions

Follow the instructions closely to get the best possible impressions.

Step 1

Take your impressions in a well lit place in front of a mirror. Open your kit and read the instructions inside and watch the  impression video oat the bottom of this page. Remove the blue envelope. This will be used to send your impressions back to us. Select the tray that fits your mouth best. It should comfortably fit all the way in your mouth, and your teeth should touch the bottom without any pain. The middle of the tray should line up with the middle of your face.

Step 2

Make sure your hands are clean before handling the putty to avoid any contamination from dust or dirt. Open one putty base and one catalyst.

Step 3

Mix the blue base and the white catalyst together, kneading with fingers until they are one solid blue color. It is best to complete this step within 45 seconds.

Step 4

Roll the putty into a log and place it into the tray in a U shape. Flatten out the log very slightly. The putty should reach all the way to the back of the tray.

Step 5

Place the tray in your mouth so that your teeth are positioned over the center of the putty log with the handle centered. Push the tray upward until it stops, with your teeth going into the center of the putty. You should feel the putty all the way around on the outside of your teeth. Hold the tray in place with your thumbs for three minutes 15 seconds without moving the tray. If the tray moves during this time the impression will be inaccurate. 

Step 6

Once the putty is set, open your mouth and pull the tray straight down to remove it. If needed, use your fingers to break the suction of the tray by pushing on the back of it.

Step 7

Repeat the process to make your lower impression, most people use the same size upper and lower trays. If you want, Take a few pictures of your impressions and email them to smile@reatainersdirect and we will let you know how they look. If you make a mistake with one of your impressions, there is an extra set of putty included in your kit.

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