I’m not someone who has naturally white teeth. I also like to drink coffee and wine which causes stains. I’ve always said that one day I’m going to spend the money to get my teeth professionally whitened and straightened but I was thinking that day would be 10+ years away. First of all, it’s expensive and second, my husband is not a fan of spending money on cosmetic procedures. So I was pretty much thinking that white teeth would never really happen for me.
And then Smile Brilliant! called! They were generous enough to let me try their whitening system so I could tell you guys about it! The Smile Brilliant! teeth whitening system is actually really affordable. I was thinking I’d have to spend around $500 at the dentist to get the same products but Smile Brilliant! only charges $119.95 for the kit you see below! I was at the dentist right before I started the process and she checked out the website and said they basically use the same type of materials. So why not get it for a lot cheaper?!
The kit comes with:
– custom fitted whitening trays + carrying case
– 3 whitening gel syringes
– impression material (to make molds of your teeth)
– prepaid envelope to mail back impressions
– detailed instructions
– 2 year whitening tray replacement warranty
This is the package I received.
It’s actually a pretty simple process. You mix the blue and white paste together, put it in the teeth trays and bite down to make an impression of your teeth. Once the molds harden you stick the whole thing in the prepaid envelope provided and mail it back to the lab. In about a week you’ll get custom fitted clear molds of your teeth! You can see mine below. Check out this video for more information on the process!
Then all you have to do is put a thin line of Teeth Whitening Gel in the molds and put them on your teeth! You can keep them on for 1-3 hours daily. One syringe will last for 3-4 applications.
Before and After using one syringe (3 applications).
With the trays on my teeth.
It’s kind of hard to tell from the photos but my teeth got significantly whiter after just 3 applications. I actually had enough gel in the syringe for a 4th application – so a little gel goes a long way. And on average I kept the trays in for 2 hours. I still have 2 more syringes of whitening gel left! That’s about 8 more applications!
The trays were comfortable (because they are molded to fit your teeth!) and as you can see from the photo it’s really hard to tell that I have anything on my teeth at all!
Unfortunately, I had to take a break from the whitening because of gum sensitivity between my front two upper teeth. It’s really important that you don’t let the gel contact your gums (so don’t use a lot of gel in the first place). I don’t think I was as careful and after the second application the gums between my front two teeth started to burn a little. The subsequent applications irritated them further so I had to stop. But it was only in one tiny spot – the rest of my gums were fine. I feel like if I had been more careful about where the gel was touching I wouldn’t have had this problem. I’m hoping to continue the whitening process but I’m going to wait a little longer for my gums to heal.
I didn’t experience any tooth sensitivity which was good. You can order desensitizing gel to help with sensitive teeth and to help prevent further stains. You apply the desensitizing gel the same way as the whitening gel but only keep it on for 10-15 minutes after you use the whitening gel.
Overall, I think the process is really effective. The trays will last for years so all you have to do is re-order whitening gel if stains start coming back. I don’t look at my teeth and think they look yellow anymore. I know I would have gotten really white teeth if I had been able to continue!
*I received the whitening system at no cost in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own!
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