Just over a decade ago, the only way to have your teeth straightened was through metal braces, rubber bands, and the accompanying “grin and bear it” mindset. While braces were always worth the end result, a company by the name of Align Technology wanted to find an alternative solution to metal braces. In 1997, they introduced Invisalign.
Now, we’re proud to offer an at-home alternative to braces called Impressions!
Impressions Uses Invisalign Technology
One of our most commonly asked questions is “How is Impressions different from traditional orthodontics?” Well, Impressions actually uses the trusted Invisalign technology that has been changing lives for the past 20+ years. However, the process involves less in-person trips to our office, making it far more efficient and affordable.
The Best of Both Worlds
This at-home take on Invisalign doesn’t compromise the critical initial facetime with a board-certified orthodontist. Unlike most other at-home straightening solutions, Impressions starts with a 3D iTero scan of the teeth and planned by a Diamond-level Invisalign provider. We like to skip the frustration and sub-par results that can come with dipping your teeth in goop! This is not a step in the process that should be DIY.
Invisalign is the best product with the best materials in the industry, and Diamond-level is the highest level of Invisalign provider. Saving on the cost associated with office visits without compromising the quality of aligners or services means having your cake and eating it too. (Just take out your aligners before eating it! 😉 )
Getting Started With Impressions
During your initial appointment at the ImpressionsHub, one of our experienced doctors will not only scan your teeth, but then also modify the digital model to reflect the perfect end result. This is why seeing a board-certified orthodontist is a non-negotiable if you are looking for optimal results.
Align Technology only makes the invisible aligners, while your doctor is the one drawing the roadmap to your perfect smile. You may be getting the Mercedes of aligners, but proper street signage (okay, it’s 2019, maybe just an iPhone with Google Maps) is essential if you want to get to the right place.
Once this roadmap has been seamlessly established, you will be handed the keys. Your Impressions invisible aligners will be mailed to you and you’ll be on the road to the straight, healthy, radiant smile of your dreams.
How Your Invisible Aligners Work
So how do these best-of-both-worlds aligners work? Great question!
Many people who are unfamiliar with Invisalign technology may not realize that you are actually getting a series of aligners.
After your scan, your Impressions kit will come in the mail. You will change them weekly, and each set of aligners brings you one step closer to the end result you were shown digitally during your consultation. You may need to come in for a refinement scan or a retainer appointment, but other than that your treatment takes place in the comfort of your own home.
In addition to the aligners themselves, you will receive:
- A manual that details exactly how to use your new aligners
- Cases for your trays
- “Chewies” to seat the aligners
Make sure to wear them 20-22 hours a day, and call us if you have any questions!
Ready To Get Started?
Impressions invisible aligners work by combining the highest grade materials and orthodontic treatment with the convenience of your own home. It is a fraction of the cost of Invisalign without sacrificing any of the professionalism or quality.
You don’t have to settle for lower quality in order to be kind to your bank account. Let a Diamond-level Invisalign provider set you up for success, and take it from there! You can find out if you’re a candidate for Impressions invisible aligners right away: