Before trying Smile Brilliant, I never gave much thought to whitening my teeth. Mostly because it seemed like an expensive process and one that I’d have to make multiple trips to the dentist for. I was never up for using whitening strips either since my friend told me how sensitive her teeth became after using them. My teeth were slightly yellow and dull before completing my whitening sessions, and this was most noticeable on my canines. Those are the pointy teeth that are responsible for tearing up delicious steak, and if you’re a vegetarian, well I’m not sure what vegetables are as tough as steak, but you catch my drift.
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When Smile Brilliant first contacted me back in June and asked me to try out their products, I was excited but nonetheless hesitant to accept their offer. Why do you ask? Well, for starters, that would involve taking up close photos of my teeth to share with the internet. But that moment of hesitation was only fleeting, and in the end, I’m glad I decided to try this out. I am so much happier with my smile now than I ever was before! Now I consider whitening a staple in my beauty routine, and I’ll never go back to a time in my life without it.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I recommend seeking advice from your dentist before trying out teeth whitening.
What is SmileBrilliant and how does it work?
SmileBrilliant is a great way for everyone to get their teeth whitened at a professional level and for an affordable price. Their teeth whitening system uses custom fitted trays to make sure the whitening gel distributes evenly along the surface of the tooth. Unlike strips, this process gives you an even looking smile without any inconsistency in shade. Some stains will be harder to lift than others, so it may take more more whitening sessions to see a difference in some teeth, but overall your results will look super natural.
Below are my results. The top photo was before I ever whitened, and the bottom pic is my after shot once I completed all of my whitening sessions.
My teeth look much more bright and less dull in August after consistent use of the teeth whitening gel. Also, my before pic doesn’t do any justice for my teeth on the side of my mouth so I included another pic below, taken just earlier this year. And yes, that is one of the neighborhood cats in the background. He likes to hang out in the backyard!
Now, compare that side profile to my final results below. My teeth are noticeably more white where before it was stained. Such a big difference, right?
Interested in trying this out? This is what each teeth whitening system includes
2 Impression Trays- Used to help create the mold
3 Sets of Impression Mold – This is for creating the dental impressions. There is one extra set included if you mess up the first time, which was a good thing for me because I did mess up the first time, in fact.
Professional Teeth Whitening Gel and Desensitizing Gel – The whitening gel is dentist-strength, guys. It’s like a magic potion, I swear. I still have enough gel to last me for touch ups throughout the year. The desensitizing gel is included in the sensitive packages available on the website.
Prepaid Envelope – To send your impressions back to the lab, free of charge!
Custom Fitted Trays – Your custom fitted trays arrive once the lab receives your dental impressions!
From the Lab Straight to your Doorstep
The teeth whitening process is super easy. Seriously, anyone could do this. Once you order, you’ll get the complete package sent in the mail. You’ll have to make your dental impressions first and wait for them to dry before you can send them back in. There’s a prepaid envelope included so all you have to do is throw (not literally) these bad boys in there and drop it off at your post office.
Once the lab receives your dental impressions, they get to work on your custom fitted trays. It didn’t take a long time to get mine in the mail; their turnaround time is excellent.
My Experience Whitening
According to the website, it takes 7-14 sessions of treatment to have all stains removed. In total, I used this product about seven times, and I waited one to two days in between each whitening session.It’s very important to follow all the directions because my first time doing this I completely messed it up and got the gel all over my gums. The directions say to put the smallest amount of teeth whitening gel in the trays, and even though I read this before starting, I figured it would be a smart idea to fill my trays up with whitening gel. I know, dumb. Whatever you do, don’t do that! If you use the smallest amount like the directions state, then the whitening gel will stay on your teeth, and not on your gums like it did with mine. Once I corrected my mistake, all my other sessions went smoothly. In this case, more of a good thing does not, in fact, equal a good thing.
Other than that small hiccup, I did not experience any sensitivity whatsoever, and towards the end of my treatments, I went without the desensitizing gel. My custom fitted trays were comfortable, and my overall experience was great. I waited one to two days in between each whitening session, and I only kept my trays on for 45 minutes to 1 hour in order to prevent any sensitivity.
My Final Thoughts
In addition to having whiter teeth, I’m also way more confident about smiling now for pictures. I drink coffee and soda more than I’d like to admit so my diet hasn’t necessarily had all the makings of a beautiful and bright smile. What I do think is crazy is the fact that I have a completely different smile in a month of using whitening treatments.
Having a brighter smile has made me feel so much more confident about my gap too.
When I was growing up I begged my dad to get me braces constantly. I just wanted to look like everyone else, but you know what, I’m so glad my dad refused to get me braces because it taught me to accept myself the way I was. Whitening my teeth only makes me want to show off my gap toothed smile even more!
But wait! There’s more! Enter the giveaway
Smile Brilliant generously offered to host a giveaway for my readers, and I am so excited to share this with all of you! Anyone located in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia can participate. The lucky winner will receive $139 in credit that can be applied to any of Smile Brilliant’s full whitening kits on their site. All you have to do is enter your name and email address on the link below and you’re all set and ready to go! The winner will be contacted in two weeks via email.
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