For my 15th birthday all I asked for was a trip to the dentist to get my teeth whitened. Needless to say I’ve been a “teeth person” for a while. I’ve whitened my teeth with the trays from the dentist since that 15th birthday but when we moved into this house I lost my trays in the move – RIP original trays (kiss fist and point to the sky). And since customizable trays are roughly $500 plus a trip to the dentist during work hours, I wasn’t in a huge rush to replace mine. Fast forward 6 months after the move and a couple tries of generic trays that “mold to your teeth” – yeah right… and I was over it. Once you’ve had the best of the best, aka custom trays with whitening gel that actually WORKS, “white strips” over the counter and generic “mold to your teeth” trays just don’t really cut it.
Enter: Smile Brilliant. Sometimes a product comes along that makes you glad you live in 2016 and this is one of those products. No appointment, no leaving home, affordable, customizable, speedy, yes yes yes and yes. I was pumped when Smile Brilliant reached out and I probably went overkill talking about how much I hated the product I was currently using. Anyway, David and I recently tried this and I had to share because it’s amazing. Hello white teeth 🙂 I’ve been whitening for forever because I love coffee, diet coke, and red wine, but this was David’s first time to whiten so we focused on his before and after photos. There are other testimonials here and this video does an awesome job of explaining the process. Here is my take on it!
We received our two kits in the mail
The Smile Brilliant kits contain 3 teeth whitening gels, 3 desensitizing gels, 3 blue putties, 3 white putties, and 3 impression trays. I love that they gave each of us an extra set of putty in case you mess up…. which of course I did.
We took our own molds of our teeth by mixing the white and the blue putty together then filling the trays and taking our impressions. It dries pretty quickly and doesn’t have to be on your teeth that long at all.
it’s the mixing of the putties that activates it! Then you fill the trays and put it on your teeth for about a minute.
next we just popped it in the prepackaged mailing envelope. Smile Brilliant then sent us our new trays! YESSSSSSS I’m so pumped I’m back to having ones that actually fit my teeth rather than the generic ones that mold on contact, aka didn’t work, and it was seriously SO LEGIT to not have to leave the house to get them. Here are David’s 2 before pics and 2 after pics:
and his AFTER!:
With med school plus residency David drinks a LOT of coffee. One thing I really like about Smile Brilliant is that they take the stains away and leave your teeth their natural color. Versus just bleaching them to death to make them really really really white. You just put a ribbon of the gel on the front part of the tray, then put the trays on and leave them on for 30 minutes to an hour. That takes the stains away! Confession, when I bleached mine in High School I used to sleep in them! My mom told me I had to stop because my teeth were getting TOO white. haha Like I said… I’m a teeth person. You use the desensitizing gel after the bleaching gel and that is what replenishes your teeth with vitamins and other good stuff to make them not sensitive.
David and I both love this and will definitely be using it for touch ups when I notice we’ve had to much coffee. It takes the average person 7 to 15 times to get rid of all the stains and took us about 10! I know that David was pretty skeptical at first but has really noticed a difference and is on board now! Let’s hope I don’t lose THESE trays like I lost my last ones. Although, if I do, I won’t have to leave the house or spend a fortune to replace them 🙂
You can click here and use code LCSTEELE for 5% off if you decide to try it out. And if you have any questions feel free to ask! Hope you have an awesome Monday… let’s fill up our coffee cups, especially knowing that we can just use this to take away any stains from it haha.