What is Impressions and why should I care?

Looking for a way to straighten your smile from home with the help of a professional team?


Looking for a way to straighten your smile without metal or materials attached to your teeth FROM HOME? That’s where Impressions comes in. Impressions is an at-home take on traditional Invisalign that is half the cost and half the time of Invisalign treatment. Just like Invisalign, Impressions uses clear aligners (no metal or wires) to move and shift your teeth to give you a straight smile and healthy bite. Impressions is a great option for those looking to correct mild to moderate spacing, crowding over and underbite issues. 

To get your new smile, you’ll start with a complimentary new patient consultation at our office. Afterwards, we’ll mail everything you need to your home. You’ll receive:

  • A cute box that will make it feel like your birthday 
  • Your aligners
  • A case for your aligners
  • An instruction manual with a step-by-step guide and FAQ’s
  • Aligner cleaning crystals and even free at-home whitening

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.

Comparing pricing for clear aligners

Why does Impressions cost less $?

Impressions is a home-centered orthodontic treatment option that eliminates the cost associated with frequent office visits. If you need to come into the office, we can find a time in your busy schedule. A $300 fee is associated with office visits other than your initial consult, refinement appointment (should you need one), and your final appointment for records.

Compare treatment options and costs



(with attachments on teeth)


Impressions+ is for the individual who doesn’t want to pay full price for Invisalign, or come to our office every couple of months, but who still wants the comfort of occasional built-in appointments with a doctor. Impressions+ costs more than Impressions, but still much less than Invisalign. That price difference pays for the additional appointments, as well as the attachments that are placed on your teeth.

What are attachments? Attachments are small tooth-colored buttons that are attached to your teeth. They give your aligners something to grab onto and help guide the teeth into place. Because of the attachment option, Impressions+ can treat more severe spacing, crowding, overbite and underbite issues than Impressions.

Comparing your options

Comparing Impressions at-home clear aligners and traditional invisalign

Impressions & Impressions+

Services by Blue Ridge Orthodontics

Blue Ridge Orthodontics is a top tier provider of clear aligners in Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. After offering braces & Invisalign, Blue Ridge Orthodontics founder, Dr. Luke Roberts, desired 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. 

Impressions is the best product in its category because of three things. 1) Every treatment starts with a 3D iTero scan of the teeth. 2) Impressions uses the Invisalign system to develop a treatment plan and manufacture the aligners — so the patient is getting the best product made with the best materials in the clear aligner industry. 3) Impressions treatment is planned by a Diamond-level Invisalign provider. This assures the patient that they will have the best and most effective clear aligner treatment.