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Dr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D., M.S.D., founder and leader of the Blue Ridge Orthodontics practice located in Asheville, Brevard, and Hendersonville, has been on a journey of smiles for quite a number of years.

Having grown up in a medical family who spent our summers working on medical missions, I knew that I wanted to work in a field that has a positive impact on the lives of others. Because of my exposure to patients with cleft lip and palate during those medical missions, I was drawn to the phenomenal change that improving the smile can have on people,” says Dr. Roberts. “I once participated in the cleft lip repair of a 68-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic — and the happiness and gratitude that she showed when we were finished has stuck with me since that day. I chose orthodontics because I knew I would be able to create that positive change in self-image for people every day.”

Seeing how his patients’ smiles change for the better is a daily joy for Dr. Roberts.

As the owner of Blue Ridge Orthodontics, devoted husband, and active father to his children, Quinn, Emma, and Charlie, Dr. Roberts understands the struggle of not being able to find extra time in your day. He knew there were adults that desired a straighter smile but had not been able to find the time to invest in the frequent appointments that traditional treatment options like braces and Invisalign required. Could an at-home-centric treatment option be the answer?

When comparing his at-home treatment with other at-home clear aligner companies, Dr. Roberts realized the competitors did not meet his standards for care.

There were a few red flags that can be seen across the current market:

Lack of Supervision

These options left their patients with no access to local professionals and no course correction if something had not gone as planned. This could lead to months of improper alignment that significantly disrupts their path to a perfect smile, not to mention the money lost in the process, and even potential permanent damage to teeth and bite. Teeth can do things we do not expect. That’s why it’s important to do semi-regular check-ins and to have the option to call your orthodontist to ensure that everything is moving in line.

The Impressions treatment was developed by a Diamond-level Invisalign provider. This assures the patient that they will have the best and most effective clear aligner treatment. Impressions only requires three trips to the office, but we welcome any call, virtual appointment, or additional office visit to check that everything is moving as it should! You should not get to the end of treatment and think, “I was expecting something better than this.” If a worry arises at any time during treatment, Dr. Roberts and our top-tier treatment team is just a call away.

Starting Off on the Wrong Foot

These at-home programs begin with a molding kit sent to you. The patient is not the professional, nor should you be expected to be. When you only have one shot and it’s your first attempt at making a mold of your teeth, it is quite common for the DIY impression to be inaccurate. It’s risky business basing all of the aligners off a less than perfect craft experiment.

Impressions 3D scan

With Impressions, we can deliver accuracy each time, because we always start treatment with a 3D iTero ofyour teeth! It’s quick, painless and carried out by a trained professional. The scan also doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth like the putty from the at-home impressions kits do. After your 3-D scan, you’ll also get to see what your teeth will look like after treatment BEFORE YOU EVER GET STARTED or pay for anything. Everyone loves a good before and after! Other at-home aligner companies don’t offer this.

Higher Chance of Unsatisfying Results

Surely one of the most intriguing qualities of at-home kits is the low price tag, however, without supervision and professional advice it is not common for patients to get to the last aligner and still have hope for more. Then these patients will have to go to an orthodontist and course-correct using costly treatment – something they were trying to avoid.

This is not an issue with Impressions. Impressions is 50% cheaper than traditional Invisalign without the sacrifice of quality that comes with these other at-home aligner programs.

 


The Answer to At-Home Clear Aligner Care: Impressions

by Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Impressions can promise to not be any of the things above. Instead, we offer:

–  Fewer appointments but unlimited access to our diamond level providers
Impressions Doctors

Click here to learn more about the Impressions team of doctors.

–  Low cost, but high-quality materials
Impressions is 50% cheaper than Invisalign, but made with the same high-quality material. It means our trays are more durable and will not smash like some of “the other guys.”

–  Smile guarantee
We guarantee that you will be satisfied with your smile at the end of your treatment plan. If not, we will continue to work until you are.

–  Convenience
Did we mention that your treatment is delivered straight to your doorstep 6-10 weeks after your 3D scan? With the help of your step-by-step guide, everything included in your Impressions kit, and the Impressions team that you can email and call with any questions, you’ll breeze through your treatment at home.

Impressions plus

Do you want more appointments?

You can always add on additional appointments, or we can upgrade you to Impressions+. Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade of our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your Blue Ridge Orthodontics team, plus the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; AND you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Click here to learn more about Impressions+.

Asheville Orthodontist, Dr. Roberts, created his own at-home teeth-straightening kit

Ready to choose Impressions for your at-home care? 

It’s easy to get started! Click here to fill out the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. Our doctors will answer any of your questions about the Impressions process and will then assess your teeth and smile, and look at specific areas that may be a cause for concern. We offer virtual and in-person consultations, so no matter how busy you are, there’s an option that will work for you!


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Impressions, the gift that will keep them smiling for a lifetime.

Don’t know what to get your teenager this holiday season? If you’re worried about gifting the latest trend that will only keep them occupied until the next thing comes out, get a lasting gift, like a new smile. Another great gifting option is shopping locally. When you shop locally, you know business owners will be smiling and doing a happy dance. Local gifts also provide an opportunity for unique and personalized giving.

Trust us, here are four reasons why your teenager will love receiving Impressions this December:

1. Impressions treatment comes with a FREE iPad during December 2021

We’re in the holiday spirit! During December, we’re gifting our new Impressions patients a brand new 10.2″ iPad when they start treatment! It’s our gift to you! All you have to do is fill out the form below to schedule your teen’s (or your) free initial consultation. When they start treatment, we will hand over a new iPad. Let us know if you want us to wrap it up from “Santa”.

2. Their dream smile will forever change their confidence.

Your smile is such a huge part of your first impression, so it can do a lot for your confidence. If your child is less than satisfied with their smile, orthodontic care is the permanent solution to improve their self-confidence! Read some of our patient’s stories on how much their new smile impacted their confidence journey to see what it could do for your child! A new smile is a gift that keeps on giving!

3. Impressions comes with none of the embarrassment of braces

It’s not rare to be a little concerned about how braces will affect your smile! If your child has minor to moderate orthodontic issues, it’s not worth them having to go through the scrutiny other children can put them through. Impressions aligners are invisible, so no one will even know they’re working until the grand reveal of their new smile! 

4. No need to change their habits

Teenagers can be a little stubborn. Impressions treatment only requires a slight adjustment in daily routine. Just remove the aligners to eat or drink anything other than water. Yes, we said anything! But this means that unlike braces, there is no long list of foods you have to say “bye” to. When mealtime is finished, just swish some water around and replace the aligners! Of course, it continues to be important to take care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

 

We know your teen is on board, now let’s convince you!

1. Orthodontic Care is a Need, not a Want

This is a gift that directly improves your child’s health and confidence! Straighter teeth are easier to clean which cuts down significantly on the risk of getting gum disease, cavities, and jaw disorders.

2. A Gift that Lasts a Lifetime

Have you ever grappled with finding the perfect gift, and then the gift is a disappointment? That will not be the case with Impressions treatment! A new smile will last their entire life and is a gift sure to impress!

3. Impressions are 50% Less Expensive than Traditional Braces or Invisalign

If your child mentioned clear aligner treatment they were probably talking about Invisalign, the more well-known clear aligner treatment. Impressions and Invisalign are similar, but also have some distinct differences. Invisalign will cost you twice as much money and time as you will spend with Impressions. Invisalign requires a trip to our offices every six to eight weeks for the duration of treatment, which can last up to two whole years! With Impressions, you’ll be saving 50% of your money and will only have to make the trip to our offices in Asheville three times throughout the 6-12 months of treatment.

Quality is where Invisalign and Impressions do match up! Impressions aligners are made out of the same material as Invisalign, assuring premier durability at less cost. Your child’s smile is in good hands with Impressions’ top-tier team of doctors from Blue Ridge Orthodontics.

 

What are you waiting for this holiday season? Give the gift of smiles with Impressions! Schedule today to get your free iPad with treatment!

Less time, less $$ the same great quality treatment


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Meet the Impressions Team - Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Impressions is the only at-home aligner company with a professional fit and personal touch! Impressions is Blue Ridge Orthodontics’ at-home treatment option, bringing a never-seen-before orthodontic offer to the Asheville area. All in-office treatment actually occurs at Blue Ridge Orthodontics in Asheville, NC, and the rest takes place wherever you decide.

Blue Ridge Orthodontics and Impressions treatment in asheville ncOne of the top distinguishing factors that separates Impressions from those “other” at-home treatments, is the access to orthodontic professionals! The team of Blue Ridge Orthodontics doctors will create a treatment plan to fit your case, supervise your treatment, and be there if you have questions during treatment. 

With Impressions, there also is no worrying about doing the gooey impression yourself – or having to repeat that goopy process over and over. You’re an expert at your job, and we don’t expect you to know how to do ours. We’ll take an expert 3-D scan of your smile and rule out the need for a gooey mold altogether. Leave the orthodontist work to us – it makes more sense that way. 

Impressions was founded and created by Blue Ridge Orthodontics’ founder Dr. Roberts.


Dr. RobertsDr. T. Luke Roberts, D.M.D., M.S.D.  

A native of Spartanburg, SC, Dr. Roberts founded Blue Ridge Orthodontics in 2007 with a commitment to caring, personalized, and state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for each patient. That commitment has helped BRO grow to be the largest orthodontic practice in Asheville and the creation of an entirely new at-home treatment, Impressions. 

Dr. Roberts wanted to create an awesome solution for the patient who is seeking “at home” orthodontics treatment. It needed to be safe, effective, and less expensive than traditional orthodontic treatment. Dr. Roberts really wanted to help people develop more confidence through their smile journey! Having a great smile has been proven to boost self-esteem and confidence in social settings.

“I chose orthodontics because I knew I would be able to create that positive change in self-image for people every day. I love seeing the transformation that happens when they move through the different stages of orthodontic treatment, and my favorite moment is when they get their braces off! It is so rewarding to see a beautiful smile and to know I helped make it a reality!”

When he’s not busy creating new smiles at BRO, Dr. Roberts is a devoted music fan and plays the guitar, banjo, and mandolin. He and his wife, Beth, live in Asheville with their children Quinn, Emma, and Charlie. The entire family loves global food and are avid cooks.


Dr. Megan SchulerMegan G. Schuler, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Megan G. Schuler wanted to be an orthodontist since she herself had braces. She had insecurities around her teeth and smile. Orthodontic treatment was the thing that made her feel more confident! She became comfortable with her new smile and realized the difference that straight teeth could make in someone’s life. After her treatment, Dr. Schuler decided that she wanted to help give people the smiles that they always hoped for, so they could face the world proudly.

“Straightening my teeth completely changed my attitude and gave me confidence,” says Schuler.

When she’s not transforming people’s smiles, Dr. Schuler also enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants. Spending time with her husband, Brendan, and dog, Boone is her idea of peace.


Dr. Jackson GriffethDr. Jackson Griffeth, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Jackson Griffeth, our newest addition to the Impressions team. Growing up in a family of healthcare workers, it was natural for Dr. Griffeth to want to work with people. All it took was a day of shadowing an orthodontist and he was hooked! Dr. Griffeth drives to create an excellent patient experience and join the uplifting team culture of the BRO team.

“My decision to pursue orthodontics is founded on the desire to make a positive physical and emotional impact on members of my community,” says Griffeth.

Dr. Griffeth has had some very exciting life experiences including competing in the TV show American Ninja Warrior! With his warm personality and excitement for experiences, Dr. G is able to lighten the mood and instantly put you at ease. 

 


So, why is it so important to have the Impressions team on your side?

Well, we’re so glad you asked. Access to the Impressions team is one of the top factors that sets Impressions away from “the other guys”.

When you choose another at-home option, you either try to take your own gooey mold of your smile, or you go to an office or a bus. A staff member will either take your impression or a scan of your smile and then send you on your way. Your mold or scan is then sent to a dentist, that you’ll never see or meet, in another state to make adjustments to your smile. Wouldn’t you prefer to talk directly to the doctor who is making such a huge change in your smile? With the impressions team, you can tell us face-to-face what your concerns are before we make drastic changes to your smile.

Did you know that most other at-home aligner company’s treatment planners aren’t even Orthodontists? They’re dentists! And yeah, you might think they’re pretty much the same, but news flash, they aren’t!! Dentists are qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones. Orthodontists complete dental school and then complete additional years of school to learn how to safely and accurately straighten your teeth to give you a smile you’re proud of without causing future issues. These Dentists that are planning treatment for those “other” companies do it after just THREE DAYS in a course. Think about the difference in learning for three days versus years!

If you have problems with another at-home company, which is likely since they’ve only been doing it for 3 days, there is no doctor to call and ask questions. Our team will be there for you throughout your entire journey. 

At the end of treatment, if you decide to continue to change or professionally whiten your smile, you already know where to come! *hint hint* It’s us! We live and work here! Our friends and family live in WNC and they come to us too! With impressions, you’re working with a group of doctors who are trusted by your neighbors! In small towns and cities, that means something. 

 

Choose Impressions to help you make the smile of your dreams come true.

xx Your Impressions Family

 

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Get a straighter smile without going to the doctor

Get a straighter smile at-home with our Impressions or Impressions+ programs that require significantly less of your time than traditional orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign.

Our at-home treatment options allow you to continue living your life while completing your goal of a straighter smile. Go on with your life, but with a new smile!

  • Eat what you want
  • Stop hiding your smile
  • No unsightly braces
  • Less trips to the orthodontist

Say YES to a brighter, straighter smile for less of your $$ and time.

Normally, clear aligner treatment, like Invisalign, requires a trip to the office every 6 to 8 weeks! With treatment lasting up to 2 years, that could mean carving out time for 18 trips to the office! With commute time there, the appointment time, and then your drive home, that could mean sacrificing A LOT of your time.

We have two different levels of at-home treatment ensuring that no matter the severity of your smile issues, we have an option that won’t interfere with your daily life.

Along with hassle-free treatment, enjoy:

  • Treatment that ships your aligned directly to your home
  • FREE Whitening
  • Virtual appointment options
  • Local doctors

Impressions

Impressions transforms your smile from home.

Our original at-home treatment, Impressions, requires the least amount of appointments. Impressions is for the busy moms, work-a-holics, world travelers, and hectic students. Transform your smile with just three appointments!

Appointment 1
Initial Consultation – This appointment is completely free and it can even be done virtually. This is the perfect time to get all of your questions answered and get a good idea for what the rest of your treatment will look like.

Appointment 2
Treatment Kick-off – You will come into one of our Blue Ridge Orthodontics offices for a full exam, 3D imaging scan, and X-rays. Our doctors will evaluate your current smile and your smile goals before creating your treatment plan. We can even show you how your smile will look after treatment!

Appointment 3
Final Evaluation – The moment you’ve been waiting for! You’ve finished all of your trays and are ready to show off your smile to your BRO Team of doctors. We will make sure your new smile is to your liking and send you off to show that smile off to the world!

If you’re extremely busy and only have minor smile issues to correct, this is the dream option for you!

Impressions+

Impressions+, the perfect balance for your life.

Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade to our original treatment! This advanced option includes six appointments, making it easy to fit into your schedule while getting the perfect amount of guidance by your trusted BRO doctors. Impressions+ also includes attachments, small tooth-colored bumps that help the aligner grip onto your teeth to assist in shift alignment. Attachments make at-home treatment possible for more severe orthodontic issues, like overbites, underbites, overlap, or spacing issues, that before could only be treated with Invisalign or braces, ew!

Appointment 1 – Free Consultation
Appointments 2-5 – Progress Evaluations
Appointment 6 – Your final smile reveal

Some of your appointments could even be done virtually! All you have to do is whip out your phone, no matter where you are, and our doctors can make sure that your smile is on track.

If you don’t want to sacrifice a lot of your time but have slightly more severe orthodontic issues, this treatment option was designed just for you!

How can you transform my smile from home?

The answer? Treatment that is mailed directly to your door.

Eight to 10 weeks after your scans you will receive a knock at your door, *hint* it’s your new smile. We will mail you a personalized box including your aligners, FREE whitening gel, and everything you will need for your smile transformation. Want an exclusive peek inside the box? Click here.

Impressions treatment doesn’t skimp on the quality either. Our Impressions team of doctors at Blue Ridge Orthodontics is among the top Invisalign providers in Western North Carolina. This means they’re prepared with the solutions for all of your smile problems. Our doctors understand how to safely shift your teeth, correct alignment for your overall bite health, and the clear aligned process from start to finish. Our aligners are even made out of the SAME materials as Invisalign!

Schedule a FREE Virtual consultation to find out how you can get top-quality treatment for less time AND money. Fill out the form below!

Less time, less $$ the same great quality treatment


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Invisible Aligners, can only stay "invisible" when cleaned regularly.

Invisible aligners, like the ones that we use for Impressions, were designed to make your dental correction easier and more convenient. Cleaning your aligners, however, can be a bit of a pain, especially if you’re unsure how to do it properly. If you have purchased invisible aligners to correct your smile, you’ve made a big investment and we want to make sure you know how to keep them clean and clear!

 

Just like brushing and flossing your teeth, cleaning your aligners is essential to maintaining the health of your mouth. Depending on your diet, you’ll want to make sure that you are cleaning your aligners regularly to keep them clear. Without the proper cleaning regimen, your aligners may become cloudy from food and plaque residue.

Here are 4 ways to clean your invisible aligners:

  1. Clean aligners with non-whitening toothpaste.
  2. Soak aligners in hydrogen peroxide and water mixture.
  3. Soak aligners in a clear retainer cleaner solution.
  4. Use cleaning crystals to remove plaque from your invisible aligners.

(Please note: These tips suggest using warm water when cleaning your aligners, but you should never clean with hot water.)

1) Non-Whitening ToothpasteNon-whitening Toothpaste

Probably the easiest way to clean your aligners is just by using some toothpaste and a toothbrush. Use warm water, a gentle toothpaste (one formulated for children or sensitive teeth can work well), and a soft toothbrush to brush your aligners gently.

You do want to make sure that you’re using a more gentle, non-whitening toothpaste formula. Whitening toothpaste can have abrasive ingredients that will scratch your aligners, making it easier for bacteria and other germs to stick around.

2) PeroxideSoak aligners in hydrogen peroxide and water mixture.

The same properties in hydrogen peroxide that make it a good disinfectant also make it good for cleaning your aligners.

Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide to warm water, stirring completely. Add invisible aligners to the mixture and allow them to soak for 30 minutes before removing them and rinsing them with cool water.

3) Retainer Cleaner

Soak aligners in clear retainer cleaning solution.

Retainer cleaner is a convenient option for easy cleaning that is available to order online. Retainer Brite cleaning tablets are a great option.

Add a single tablet to a cup of warm water, dissolving it into the water thoroughly. After stirring, soak invisible aligners into the solution for 15-20 minutes before rinsing.

4) Cleaning CrystalsUse cleaning crystals to remove plaque from your invisible aligners.

Cleaning crystals were specially designed by Invisalign to remove plaque, keeping aligners clean, hygienic and odor-free. Though more expensive than all the other options一a pack of 50 cleaning crystals costs $50一crystals are a reliable way to keep your aligners clean.

Dissolve a single pack into a cup of warm water, stirring until the crystals and water have formed a solution. Soak aligners into the solution for 15 minutes before rinsing them in cool water thoroughly.

Key Tips

Remember to always use warm water to make a soaking solution–anything too hot may warp the shape of your aligners and cost you big bucks to fix. If you’re unsure whether or not the temperature of your water is suitable, stick the tip of your finger in to test it.

After you’ve soaked your aligners, rinse them thoroughly with cool water to wash away any leftover solution. Getting a mouthful of watered-down hydrogen peroxide isn’t going to taste very good!

It’s best to only wear your aligners when your teeth are clean and free of food. Do what you can to brush and floss your teeth before inserting your aligners. Be prepared by packing yourself a travel cleaning kit including a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash that you can bring with you everywhere. This will keep both your teeth and your aligners healthy and free of bad odors or problematic germs.

While it’s good to give your aligners a thorough clean every week or so, on occasion you can use mouthwash to kill a bit of bacteria and give your aligners a fresh taste. Dilute mouthwash with warm water and soak aligners briefly for a quick rinse.

Make your Investment Last

Invisible aligners offer so much一they are a reliable and effective way to correct orthodontic issues without having to sacrifice your confidence or quality of life. It’s up to you as the patient to keep your aligners clean and hygienic so that they stay invisible throughout the duration of your treatment. You want to finish your smile journey with teeth that are straighter, whiter and healthier than ever before.

If you are interested in learning more about aligners, contact us to set up an appointment. Impressions is the at-home aligner treatment option for those who need mild to moderate correction at a fraction of the cost of Invisalign. Find out if you’re a candidate today!

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welcome to our advanced treatment option, impressions+Are you interested in clear aligner treatment like Invisalign, but aren’t excited about the price tag and time commitment? Meet Impression’s new, more advanced treatment option, Impressions+.

Impressions+ is the VIP upgrade to our original Impressions treatment. With Impressions+ you get more appointments with your BRO (Blue Ridge Orthodontics) Smiles Orthodontists and the ability to treat more advanced smile issues; and you get all that for 25% less than comprehensive Invisalign.

Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty differences between Invisalign, Impressions, and Impressions+.

Impressions, Impressions+, and Invisalign at-home aligner Treatment comparison

 

How does Impressions+ cost less than Invisalign, but more than Impressions?

  • Invisalign requires regular office visits, every 6-8 weeks. Impressions includes your refinement appointment and a final records appointment. Impressions+ has six office visits included in the cost and treatment plan – plenty of time to keep an eye on your progress and tackle any potential issues. If you even needed more appointments, that’s easy. We offer al la carte appointments in addition to those included.
  • Impressions+ includes attachments, small enamel-colored buttons, adhered to the teeth to help shift and move teeth into alignment. Impressions+ includes these attachments, our baseline Impressions treatment does not.

Who is Impressions+ for?

Impressions+ is for the person who doesn’t want to pay full price for Invisalign or come to our office every 6-8 weeks, but who still wants the comfort of occasional built-in appointments with a doctor. Impressions+ is quickly becoming one of our patients’ favorite options for straightening their smiles.

Want for more professional supervision?

Have you had braces or other orthodontic treatment previously, but for one reason or not you’re not happy with your results? Or maybe you’ve been putting off orthodontic care for a long time and you’re just ready for it to be done and done right? Or maybe you don’t want to spend nearly 7k on your orthodontic treatment. Impressions+ saves you money while allowing you and your orthodontist to keep a close eye on your progress. We understand that you want to make sure it’s done right! Our goal is to make sure you’re happy with your smile after your treatment from Impressions+ and Blue Ridge Orthodontics, which is why we also offer a lifetime smile guarantee!

Have more advanced orthodontic issues?

A lot of times, our patients will want to go with Impressions but unfortunately, their orthodontic issues are outside of the ability of Impressions. Without the use of attachments, our base Impressions treatment is more limited on the spacing, crowding, over and underbite issues that it can correct. Impressions+ fixes these issues with the addition of attachments. Attachments are small enamel-colored buttons attached to the teeth to help shift and move teeth into alignment. With attachments, more severe orthodontic issues are not a problem.

Get your smile confidence back with top-quality care from the Invisalign experts at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, for 25% of the cost of comprehensive care. 

Schedule your FREE consultation now, find out if Impressions+ is an option for your smile. Call us at 844.846.8836 or fill out the form below.

Impressions+, correct more smile issues for less money.


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Unboxing the Impressions welcome box is like opening the best gift you’ve ever given yourself. This present will change your life!

meet your impressions welcome box

Welcome to Impressions. We’re so excited to help you get that shining, inspiring smile you’ve been dreaming of. Top-level Invisalign provider, Dr. Roberts, and the rest of the Impressions team will be with you every step of the way and this blue box is exploding with everything you will want and need on your #ImpressionSmile journey!

As you open your box, the paper unfolds to reveal the exciting contents:

Impressions at-home aligners Unboxing

1. Welcome to Impressions! 

We want to welcome you to the Impressions family! This is a life-changing experience that you won’t regret. We have tried to make the journey to your new #ImpressionSmile something you don’t have to think about. Sit back, live your life, and watch your smile change. You’ll be sure to make a good Impression after this. 😉

2. Your Impressions Aligners + Aligner Case

Of course, you will receive your first round of Impressions clear aligners. Each aligner is meant to be worn for one week for at least 20 hours a day. Impressions offer more aligners than its competitors – offering up to 25 aligners during treatment. The extra aligners mean longer treatment, but better results! You will be provided with detailed instructions and your customized Impressions treatment plan designed by Dr. Roberts himself! If you ever have any questions, you will have the contact information for your very own Impressions rep.

3. Chewies

Chewies

What are chewies? Chewies are small aids to help get your aligners into -just- the right place! The purpose of the chewie is to eliminate the air space between the Impressions aligner and the teeth. The chewie provides a more comfortable and efficient method to provide a uniform force to seat the Invisalign aligner properly.

4. Jokes and Whitener to help brighten your smile!

Laughter is the best medicine – that’s why we include jokes and puns. Along with a straighter smile, Impressions provides you with free whitening syringes. You won’t have any shame in showing off your smile after treatment!

5. Aligner cleaning tablets to keep things fresh! ✨

The Impressions process is extremely low-effort, you wear each aligner for one week so you might have a day when you want to clean them. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our aligner cleaning tablets.

6. Coupons for Friends + other surprise goodies! 🎁

Now that you’re feeling the confidence – share the love! Empower your friends, girl gang, bestie, boyfriend, little sister – whoever, we know they’ll love their #ImpressionSmile just as much as you. 

+ You never know what other goodies we might throw in there! 

 

Your journey to your #ImpressionSmile starts when you open that box! Your life will never be the same – enjoy it! 

xx Your Impressions Family


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From Self-Conscious to Confidently Smiling with Clear Aligners

Thinking about straightening your smile with Impressions clear aligners? Hear from Impressions patient, Audra, to see how her confidence changed forever.

We’ve all been teased. Some would say it’s a right of passage in junior high and high school. But I can still remember how mean teenagers can be. It doesn’t feel like a right of passage – more like torture. 

I mostly got called a nerd. Second in the running was “Jolly Green Giant” because I towered over most of my friends and peers right up until graduation. I also occasionally got picked on because my one front tooth edged out just a little ahead of the others, like it was trying to win a race. It was only one tooth, but that was all it took for the other hormonal high schoolers to make me feel like an outcast. 

I didn’t mind being called a nerd, because I liked being smart. I didn’t mind being singled out for being close to six feet tall, because it made me better at sports. What I didn’t like was the one bucktooth. That was something that could have been changed. I could have had a set of braces slapped on my teeth, like so many of my peers, and then come out the other side with teeth lined up like soldiers in a regiment. But, I didn’t get braces. 

“We can’t afford that,” my parents said. I said that was okay, even though it didn’t feel okay. After that, when I opened and closed my mouth I could feel that delinquent tooth rubbing just slightly more against the inside of my mouth – a reminder that I didn’t have a straight smile like my friends, or even the bullies. It was also a reminder that my parents didn’t have 5k or more to fix my teeth. 

I smiled less at graduation because of that tooth. I smiled less at my friends, family and new acquaintances. I smiled less when I got my first job. All because of that one tooth. 

Ten years later, I finally decided to straighten my teeth. I was pretty dang sick of talking out of one side of my mouth – the side of my mouth where my teeth looked perfectly normal – and was tired of the weird face I made in pictures. 

“Your teeth are pretty straight. Have you had braces before?” Dr. Roberts asked me.

I was shocked. No, I hadn’t had braces before. Couldn’t he see that one tooth that was sticking way out in front of all the others? Couldn’t he see that it had caused kids to pick on me?

No, he couldn’t see the insecurities that the one little tooth had caused my whole life, but he listened when I told him. He also listened when I told him I didn’t want braces because, while braces may have been acceptable in high school, I didn’t want them as an adult. 

I embarked on my new smile journey. The clear aligners straightened my teeth right up. In 14 months, that tooth was back in line where he was supposed to be. No one was going to pick on me about my smile ever again. 

Impressions Before After

When I finished my treatment and looked at the before and after photos, I couldn’t believe what I saw. Looking back, I could see that my tooth wasn’t actually that far out of line and that my smile wasn’t actually that crooked. I guess to me it had felt like it was really crooked because I harbored so much insecurity about it. Had I needed clear aligners at all? Then, I realized something. Confidence gives you a whole new perspective. Once I had a straight, beautiful smile that I wasn’t insecure about anymore, I couldn’t imagine tolerating anyone picking on me for one tooth. I was so comfortable with my teeth that I almost couldn’t imagine a time when I was uncomfortable. 

I think that’s the power of truly feeling good about yourself, and that’s why orthodontic treatment – like Impressions – is so important. Having insecurities and being self-conscious are real things. Whether you have one tooth out of line, or a whole mouth of crooked teeth, the effect of feeling insecure about your smile can do the same damage. From a medical standpoint did I really need my teeth straightened? No. From a self-confidence perspective did I need my teeth straightened? Absolutely. 

I can tell you Impressions treatment made a world of difference for me. I like smiling now, and that changes everything.

 

Find out if Impressions is right for you. Schedule a consultation now, get your aligners in 6-8 weeks! You deserve a smile you feel confident in.

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Jessica's Impressions Smile Journey

Thinking about straightening your smile with Impressions clear aligners? Hear from a real Impressions patient.

Jessica is an Appalachian State student that looked to Impressions to realign her teeth after failing to wear her retainers after braces, as many of us do. Jessica wanted a quick smile transformation and did NOT want braces again! After her trip to see the team at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, they agreed that Impressions treatment was the perfect fit for her smile goals. 

Keep reading to learn more about Jessica’s steps to a straighter smile with Impressions. (She might even answer some of your questions)

 

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER STEP TO A STRAIGHTER SMILE?

Jessica: I had braces when I was younger but I didn’t wear my retainers like I was supposed to so my teeth started overlapping again. It’s important to me to straighten my smile because it’s part of what makes a good first impression. I wanted to be confident in my smile and be able to feel good about the way my smile looked in pictures.

Jessica was fully expecting the BRO doctors to tell her that she needed braces again and she was dreading having to go through that whole process while in college! Feeling that it would make her insecure around her peers, Jessica hoped that there would be a more invisible option for her. When the BRO doctors told her about their at-home clear aligner treatment, Impressions, Jessica was elated, “I was so glad when they said I could get impressions because they are invisible and no one would notice I had them.“ 

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IMPRESSIONS OVER OTHER AT HOME CLEAR ALIGNER COMPANIES?

Jessica trusted her doctors at BRO and their recommendation of Impressions. She liked that she knew and trusted the doctors and had a team of experts she could reach out to with questions. Those benefits made Impressions a much better option than other at-home clear aligner treatments.

 

WHY DO YOU LIKE AT-HOME TREATMENT?

Jessica: I have really been enjoying the at-home treatment because with COVID-19 making things like in-person treatment and appointments more difficult, I don’t have to worry about any of that. I have everything I need at home and the instruction guide has helped me know how to take care of my trays and it’s been a super easy process. 

The ease of the Impressions process went above and beyond Jessica’s expectations. When she received her Impressions box she was delighted to see multiple trays along with other fun things like the cleaning crystals and aligner case.

HOW DID YOU FIND THE ADJUSTMENT OF WEARING AND MAINTAINING YOUR ALIGNERS? 

Jessica: Maintaining the aligners is super easy because the cleaning crystals are provided in the box and then I just brush the aligners when I brush my teeth. All of the aligners fit really well and I’m always excited to get to wear a new aligner. 

Wearing aligners can sometimes be uncomfortable at first while your teeth and mouth get used to them. Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen at the start of your treatment and eating and drinking items that are cold can help to ease discomfort. 

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WHAT WOULD YOU TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT STRAIGHTENING THEIR SMILE?

Jessica: I would tell anyone who is thinking about straightening their smile to go for it! Having a straight smile and pretty teeth are such a payoff. I would recommend getting impressions to anyone but especially people like me who didn’t necessarily want the braces look. The Impressions journey for me so far has been a breeze. It’s super simple and easy and fun, and it has all the same outcomes as getting braces. 

 

At the time of writing this, Jess is six weeks into her treatment and as you see from her answers above she is loving it! Impressions is a great treatment option for you if you want to transform your smile discreetly and without the hassle of regular appointments. Whether you’re a busy college student or stay-at-home mom, Impressions doesn’t get in the way.

Find out if Impressions is right for you. Schedule a consultation now, get your aligners in 6-8 weeks! You deserve a smile you feel confident in.

Choose Impressions to help you make the smile of your dreams come true.

xx Your Impressions Family

 

 

 

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A gift guide packed full of Asheville local spots that will thrill the Instagram Influencer, DIY-er, dog lover, greenie girl, and self-care queen on your gifting list!

With the Holiday’s hastily approaching, we’re all thinking about our holiday shopping this year. This year is an odd one and it’s making shopping even more challenging than normal! Big box stores have been relied on more than ever this year due to the convenience of fast shipping and safety, but it’s important to remember our local businesses. No one understands better than small business owners the circumstances we are all under this year and you best believe they’re trying their best to make shopping with them as convenient and safe as possible.

To help spread some local holiday cheer, we have put together a guide of 5 local Asheville businesses that would make GREAT gifting destinations. 


FOR THE INSTAGRAM MODEL

Nest Boutique + DIY Studio

Nest is a lifestyle boutique featuring inclusively sized Women’s clothing, exceptional home decor, and more fun gifting items than you’ve ever laid your eyes on! The women of Nest describe, “Walking into Nest, you’ll immediately get the sense of our eclectic + feminine design; warmth married with an essence of chic gives you all the feels that we love!“ 

  • Vidalia Vogue Mask + Gold Mask Chain
    Mask it up in style with a locally handmade mask and mask chain so you never lose it! These fabric masks come in two sizes and NINE different patterns ranging from tie-dye to all types of animal print!

  • Little Words Project Bracelet
    These 90’s throwback friendship bracelets are sure to make a twinkle in your girlfriend’s eye. “Choose from words like ‘strength,’ breathe,’ believe,’ and ‘hope’ to give you inspiration before passing it on to someone who needs it more.” With 55 different phrases and 4 different color-ways, there’s something for every friendship. 

 

Specials | 35% OFF on Black Friday + spend $200, get a free mask and mask chain! 

Located in Biltmore Village, on Lexington Ave, and 24/7 from the comfort of your home at StyleTheNest.com. 10% of their sales are dedicated to monthly charities who focus on empowering women locally and globally, so you know your money is going to a good place. Follow these amazing women on Instagram @nestavl for more! 


FOR THE DIY-ER

Designed to Dream Shop

Designed to Dream shop is the shop of fiber artist, Taron Teague. Taron makes stunning wall hangings, macrame ornaments, keychains, and more. This year she is releasing 6 new color wristlets, new mini wall hangings, a DIY ornament kit, and a DIY macrame wall hanging kit! These gifts are THE thing to give to that friend that is always making things! 

  • DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit
    This Do It Yourself kit comes with everything you need to make your very own macrame wall hanging! The kit includes step by step detailed directions with pictures, pre-cut rope, and a wooden dowel. Perfect for beginners!

  • Macrame Ornaments
    Everything they will need to make 10 cinnamon stick macrame ornaments in 5 different colors! 

Specials | New Macrame plant holders will be on special this week for Black Friday! Check out their Instagram for more info on specials! 

Shop Designed to dream shop on Instagram or online.


FOR THE DOG LOVER

Botanical Bones

Botanical Bones is a family business thoughtfully making superfood + adaptogenic dog treats right here in Asheville, NC. The dog treats you will find here are no normal sticky treat, these are human-grade, healthy ingredients that dogs love + superfoods and adaptogens to promote wellness.

  • Calming Treats
    Have a friend with a dog that’s just a little full on or skittish? These treats are made to mellow out that pup. Ashwagandha and lemon balm are known to reduce stress levels and help animals find their inner calm.

  • Wellness Treats
    These tasty peanut butter treats promote longevity. Super tasty superfood treats to help the pup stay healthy and feel their best. This blend is all about supporting the immune system with reishi for cancer prevention, turmeric for inflammation, and blueberry for antioxidants. 

Specials | 30% OFF online with code “Thankful30” 11/26-11/29. Check back here or on their Instagram for December deals! 

Shop these healthy pup treats and more on their Instagram or online.


FOR THE EARTH LOVER

Ware AVL

Have a friend who likes to be conscious of their impact on the earth? Ware is the place to go to make a change in daily life. This store is chuck full of things you need to make everyday living sustainable and more earth-friendly. Perhaps most notably, they have a collection of personal and home care items in bulk so that you can refill your own containers as needed! There’s no guilt to gift-giving from this eco-conscious boutique. Gift the seeds of a sustainable household from Ware. 

  • Winter Skin Salve
    This isn’t an ordinary body butter. It’s a rich, dense, and highly concentrated moisturizer that is packed full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids that your skin needs to repel free radicals and create a protective barrier to keep moisture in. This wonder balm comes in two scents; Refresh (Eucalyptus & Peppermint) and Serene (Rosewood, Lavender & Grapefruit).

  • Six Season Veggie Cookbook
    This book is organized by veggie type and then further broken down into six seasons. It provides endless culinary inspiration for eating locally and seasonally. This is a great gift for your veggie eaters, looking for inspiration in the kitchen.

  • Bulk Household Refills
    This is a great thing maybe to mention in a card! One of the best parts of Ware is their bulk section of detergents for things from your hair to your dishes. Remind them to bring their own containers and go crazy in the refill section! 

Specials | Clearance sales in the store through Sunday 11.29
Discount codes will be sent to the lucky ones on their email list on Monday for Cyber Monday. Click here, to get on their email list.

Shop their online shop, browse their Instagram, or visit in-store Sun-Thu: 11-6 | Fri & Sat: 11-7.


FOR THE SELF-CARE QUEEN

Garden Party AVL

Garden party is the shop for your nature-loving, hippie friend. Specializing in everyday wellness items including, CBD, hemp, meditation, and herbs. Everything they need to chiiiiiiiill out. Treat a friend (or yourself) to some mind, body, and soul love.

  • Everyday Oil
    Everyday Oil is uniquely balancing, hydrating, cleansing, and nourishing. Whether you’re using it in your hair or on your face as a cleanser and moisturizer, this product is super versatile.

  • Muse Loose Blend Tea
    Like a breath of fresh, mind-opening air, this aromatic mix of jasmine florets, peppermint, and raspberry leaf clears mental clutter and replaces it with renewed imagination. All BARBARI Herbal Blends are made with organic, food-grade herbs in Portland, Oregon.

Specials | Black Friday Deals will be announced Wednesday on their Instagram. Orders over $25 qualify for Free Shipping or local Asheville (city) delivery. Shop online now.


Impressions is an Asheville local business bringing at-home clear aligner care to our area for the first time! Impressions care is facilitated by our team of doctors at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, right at your convenience. Get yourself the gift that will keep on giving every time you smile.

 

Find out if Impressions is right for you. Schedule a consultation now, get your aligners in 6-8 weeks!

Choose Impressions to help you make the smile of your dreams come true.

xx Your Impressions Family

 

 

 

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