Here’s the easy impression process:
It’s crucial to take a precise dental impression of your teeth when you order a night guard from Knight Guard online. And just like when you visit a dental office, we need to have a precise, clear impression of your teeth.
The Knight Guard night guard impression kit is one that you can use at home. Although taking a night guard impression on your own is simple and straightforward, you do need to prepare and familiarise yourself with the steps first.
Getting the fit of your night guard right depends a lot on the accuracy of your night guard impression. So, remember the following steps in taking a clear, perfect impression of your teeth.
Night guard impression kit contents
Each Knight Guard impression kit contains the following items:
- Written instructions and checklist
- Plastic tray
- Mixing putty (usually white and green)
- Resealable plastic bag
Before starting the process, make sure to put the mixing putty (base and catalyst) in the fridge first. Also, check out the video instructions on the Knight Guard website and complete, sign, and date the enclosed checklist.
Using your night guard impression kit
Read the instructions carefully and make sure your teeth and hands are clean before taking your night guard impression.
1. Put the impression tray in your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit.
It should ideally extend to or past your last molar. If it fits just right, proceed to Step 2.
If you need to make adjustments, place the tray in boiling water for 20 seconds to soften it. Lift it out of the water using tongs to avoid burning yourself. Quickly trim the ends of the plastic tray with a pair of clean scissors or mould the tray in the problem area. Rinse under cold water and replace in your mouth.
Repeat the process until the impression tray is at the correct length and feels comfortable.
2. Take the putty containers out of the fridge after 15 minutes and mix the two containers of putty thoroughly.
Once the putty is a uniform colour, roll it between your hands and mould into a sausage shape. Press the putty mixture into the impression tray. Ensure there’s enough putty to fill the entire impression tray, especially at the rear portions. It’s essential to do this step quickly before the putty hardens.
Place the tray inside your mouth and, using both thumbs, push the impression tray upwards, gently fitting your teeth into the putty mixture. Ensure the putty covers all of your teeth and then wait for two minutes and 15 seconds. Remove the impression tray from your mouth. Make sure not to separate the hardened putty from the tray.
Rinse the impression tray with the putty and pat dry. Place the impression tray inside the provided resealable plastic bag. Put the bag and completed checklist into the self-addressed box and tape off the sides to secure the package.
3. Drop your night guard kit into an express post box.
When we receive your night guard impression, it will take our dental technicians about a week to finish and send your custom night guard.
Note: If you order the 3mm, Soft/Hard Acrylic Bite Platform, you will receive two impression trays and two sets of putty containers (base and catalyst) with your night guard impression kit as you also must take a lower jaw impression.
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