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Contour Bleaching Trays

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PREPARING CONTOUR BLEACHING TRAYS

  1. PREP
    • Practice with Contour trays one at a time prior to forming impressions.
    • Place one tray on upper teeth.  Gently bite upper and lower teeth together and press tongue against the roof of mouth.
    • Practice sucking excess air and water away from the tray while at the same time pressing the outside and inside of tray with tongue and fingers.
    • When heated, this will mold the trays to your teeth.  Repeat practice procedure on lower teeth.
  2. HEAT
    • Heat water in a suitable container until boiling.  Use a container deep enough so entire tray area can be immersed in water while holding the tab.
    • Remove container from heat source and ALLOW WATER TO COOL FOR 1 FULL MINUTE.
    • Hold one tray vertically by tab and immerse entire tray in water (except tab) for 6-8 seconds or until tray begins to lose shape.  BE CAREFUL, WATER IS STILL HOT.  Avoid holding tray in hot water too long, causing tray sides to fold onto each other.
  3. FORM
    • Place tray on upper teeth.  Gently bite upper and lower teeth together and press tongue against the roof of your mouth.
    • Suck excess air and water away from the tray while at the same time pressing around the outside and inside of tray with tongue and fingers.
    • Leave in mouth for 15 seconds.  Run under cool water.  Evaluate for comfort.  Reap HEAT and FORM steps to refit if desired.  Repeat HEAT and FORM steps for lower teeth.
  4. TRIM
    • If desired you may use scissors to trim the tabs off the trays for added comfort.
    • You may also trim along the edge of the trays where the teeth and gums meet.  In doing so be careful not to trim into the area where the tooth has left an impression of the tray.  This may affect whitening results.

Proceed to TEETH WHITENING INSTRUCTIONS.