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Introducing Impressions – A New At-Home Invisalign Alternative

“You may need braces…”

This isn’t exactly the news you want to hear when you go to your dentist. If you’re a professional or actively trying to find that special someone in your life, a mouth full of metal doesn’t exactly fit well into your lifestyle.

Invisalign is a good alternative to consider, but that treatment will run about $7,000. You may have invisible braces, but you’ll also probably need to cancel that upcoming vacation escape.

But wait, there’s another option…

What’s more, this Invisalign alternative takes half the time and is only about half the cost. This is the revolutionary Impressions treatment program.

Infographic describes Impressions treatment plan and cost

What Exactly Is “Impressions” & Why Should I Care?

Impressions is an at-home take on the Invisalign formula, developed by an orthodontist who has the distinction of being a Diamond-level Invisalign provider (among the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country).

With Impressions, we have created an awesome new solution for people who are seeking an “at home” orthodontic treatment. It is safe, effective and significantly less expensive than Invisalign or other traditional orthodontic treatments.

The people who have completed the Impressions program all have one thing in common – they have more confidence! Studies show that an improved smile boosts self esteem and naturally builds your confidence in social settings. In addition, you’ll come away with whiter teeth thanks to our patented aligner whitening system!

Wait…How Does Impressions Differ from Invisalign?

Do you know anyone who has ever gone through the Invisalign treatment process? Patients get a 3D scan of their teeth taken and a set of aligners are created. These aligners utilize attachments that help guide misaligned teeth into their proper place.

Unlike traditional braces, your aligners can be removed at any time. This makes eating and brushing your teeth much more convenient and is a preferred option for adults in need of orthodontic treatment. That being said, Invisalign still requires several in-office check-ups over the course of treatment.

Unlike other Invisalign alternatives, we don’t like dealing with the goopy, messy results that can come from taking your impressions at home. We will have you come into our ImpressionsHub, and we’ll take a 3D scan of your mouth. It’s a quick and painless process that always delivers accurate results.

After your scan, you’ll receive your Impressions kit in the mail, and you are good to go! Impressions aligners are changed on a weekly basis in order to move teeth into proper alignment. Unlike Invisalign, our at-home treatment doesn’t require any attachments on the teeth. All in all, the only other time(s) you’ll need to make an office visit would be for a refinement scan and possibly a retainer appointment.

What Issues Can Be Treated with Impressions?

Our Impressions system can be used to treat a wide range of issues that are keeping you from your perfect smile. Wondering if you are a candidate for Impressions? Here are some of the conditions we can treat:

  • Crowding and spacing issues
  • Overbites
  • Underbites

How Long Does Impressions Take Compared to Invisalign?

On top of costing half as much, the Impressions treatment plan takes half the time! You will have a transformed, confidence-boosting smile in only 6 to 9 months after your Impressions Kit arrives in the mail. So how does this compare to Invisalign or traditional metal braces?

  • Invisalign takes about 18 months on average to correct moderate to severe orthodontic issues.
  • Traditional metal braces take 24 months on average to correct moderate to severe orthodontic problems.

How Much Less Costly Is Impressions Compared to Invisalign?

If you want Invisalign, this clear aligner treatment will run you about $6,800. Does insurance cover any portion of the treatment? Yes, it does. Depending on what coverage you have, between $500 to $1,500 can be covered.

Impressions, on the other hand, will only cost $3,500 for the entire treatment! That’s a pretty big difference, especially if you are a young professional with a busy lifestyle and bills to pay. On top of that, insurance can cover between $500 to $1,500.

Why You’re Getting the Highest Quality with Impressions

If you are looking for an alternative to Invisalign, there are plenty of options out there. However, not many of them have been developed by an orthodontics team that is one of the leading Invisalign providers on the planet. When Dr. Roberts developed Impressions, he wanted to provide a top-of-the-line orthodontic treatment that was more convenient and could be offered at a more accessible price point.

That being said, quality was not something he was willing to sacrifice in order to get there (unlike other Invisalign alternatives). Impressions aligners are made using the advanced material that is used in Invisalign aligners.

The Impressions At-Home Routine

Six weeks after your initial consultation and 3D scan, you’ll receive the Impressions Kit in the mail. This will contain your aligners and everything else you’ll need to stay on track as you embark on your new treatment plan.

In addition to your aligners and the cases for your trays, you’ll also find the Impressions manual. This will show you how to “seat” your aligners for the first time by properly positioning them and using your “chewies.”

To seat the aligners, you:

  1. Look for the markings that distinguish Upper “U” from Lower “L”
  2. Using even pressure, put the aligners in place
  3. Place chewies between your top and bottom teeth and bite down
  4. Make sure the aligners are tightly on your teeth without gaps

You’ll be wearing your Impressions aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. You can take them out to eat and drink (no need to remove them to drink water). Be sure to brush your teeth and the aligners before placing them back in your mouth!

Ready to Get Started?

If you are a busy individual who doesn’t want to put your life on hold while transforming your smile, then Impressions is a no brainer! Impressions costs about half as n= traditional Invisalign or braces do, and aligners are still made with Invisalign’s highest quality material.

Click here to see if you are a candidate for Impressions. If you have already started the program, we’d love to see how you’re progressing! Click here to join us on Facebook or share a pic on Instagram with the hashtag: #Impressionsmile