I know we've talked about impressions before—and recently, too—but I thought it might still be really helpful to show all of our doctors a few examples of inaccurate impressions and the distortions they cause. Nobody's more familiar with impression problems than our prescreening department, so we asked them to share some models poured up from rejected impressions so you could see examples of common problems that can occur.
Take a look:
Common impression problems
All of the impressions in this document would probably lead to inaccurate aligners that simply wouldn't fit.
So please, keep these tips in mind:
And here are our nifty impression guides and videos again, if you'd like a refresher, or if you'd like to pass them along to someone else:
We recommend scheduling appointments with your patient after you receive an email notifying you that their aligners have shipped. Shipping dates on treatment plans are just estimates; your patients will be very frustrated if they show up at your office and their new aligners aren't there.
That's it for me this week. As always, contact your account rep if you have any questions.