In the summer I really try to go more natural with my beauty routine. I don’t wear foundation as much and I try to stick to just a couple of products to make my skin glow. I always find myself paying more attention to my smile in the summer as well. When I am going for a less-is-more makeup look, it’s really important that my smile stands out.
I have tried pretty much every whitening product out there (or at least it feels like that). From quick products like Crest White Strips to more intense whitening systems like Whitening Lightening, I have never been super happy with the results. It could have to do with getting older, drinking more coffee, who knows. Either way, I saw a photo of myself a few months ago with one of my friends and my teeth looked literally yellow compared to hers. I decided that I was going to give whitening another shot.
About a week later I was approached by Smile Brilliant. They asked if I was interested in trying out their whitening system and it seemed almost serendipitous. I was really interested in learning more so I check out the Smile Brilliant website and I was immediately intrigued. After a few conversations with them my whitening kit was on the way and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I am a sucker for good packaging so I was immediately impressed. The kit included materials to make your impressions, the whitening and de-sensitizing gels and instructions. Everything was labeled and laid out so clearly that it made the product very easy to use. The first step is to create the impressions for your teeth. They give you two trays (an upper and a lower) and the impression materials to make the final mold.
Once you have your base & catalyst paste, you just use your hands to mix them together and they create the impression material. You place that into your tray and place the tray in your mouth to get your teeth impression. Once your impressions are made you send them back to Smile Brilliant with a pre-paid for envelope so they can create your whitening trays. They make the whole process so incredibly easy, they honestly have thought of everything!The turnaround time for the whitening trays was very quick. I sent them off the day before I left for Europe and when I came back two weeks later my trays were waiting in my mailbox. I started using them immediately.
My favorite thing about the Smile Brilliant system is how simple the actual whitening process was. In comparison to other at home teeth whitening products, I found these trays to be much more comfortable and user friendly. The whitening trays fit pretty tightly to my teeth which was great because it meant that I could spend 2-3 hours with the trays in at night and they weren’t much of an inconvenience. I started out by using the whitening system every other day. I would do the whitening gel for about 45 minutes and then the desensitizing gel for another twenty.
When using the product you can gradually increase the amount of time you are wearing your trays and at this point I wear them for anywhere between 2-3 hours and then do another half an hour of the desensitizing gel. I did notice some sensitivity when whitening, as I have with other whitening products, however the desensitizing gel was a miracle worker. So for me, that wasn’t an issue.
I’m going to be totally honest with you here, looking at this before picture of my teeth is pretty horrifying and I can’t believe I am putting this out on the internet. I really couldn’t believe how yellow my teeth had gotten, and it felt like it happened overnight! My teeth are very close together so even though I floss daily, I have the most color in between my teeth because it is harder for my brush to get in between them. After reading up on Smile Brilliant I learned that one of the huge benefits to custom fitted trays is that they help the product bleach away stains in the crevices of your teeth that can be hard to reach, which is exactly what I needed. You can click on the link above to read all about the other benefits.
Right now I am about 2/3 of the way through my kit and I could not be more pleased with the results. Almost all of the color from in between my teeth has faded and I think overall my teeth have progressively become more white.
Overall, this is definitely the best teeth whitening system I have ever used. I feel so much more confident about my smile and I am excited that I still have product left over and that I will see even more results as I continue to whiten. If you are interested in custom fitted teeth whitening trays I really do encourage you to check out the Smile Brilliant system. There is nothing better than feeling confident about your smile! You can also check out other teeth whitening testimonials on their website by clicking the link.
Even more exciting, Smile Brilliant team has been kind enough to let me host a give-away so that one of my readers (that’s you!) can try out the system as well! The give-away will be open for two weeks starting today and all you have to do is click on THIS LINK to enter. If you win, you will receive a $139 credit for their online store which will allow you to purchase your own at home teeth whitening kit.
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