Today’s post is something that has been in the works for months and I’m so excited to show you all!
For as long as I can remember, I have always had yellowy teeth. I’m a big lover of soda, candy and tons of other things that have left my teeth pretty stained. In college I started to become more self-conscious of my teeth and started trying out some whitening products. Here are some of the issues I came across while trying to whiten my teeth:
GUM IRRITATION- While I understand that your gums are going to hurt at the first of starting teeth whitening, I always seemed to have major pain with teeth whitening. This was especially the case when I tried this teeth whitening at the dollar store. I know, I know, BAD IDEA! I was being a cheap college kid but seriously….this stuff was horrible and irritated my teeth for weeks!
WOULDN’T STAY ON- I tried a bunch of the Crest white strips but I could never get them to stay on for a long period of time! They were constantly shifting in my mouth and getting that gross taste from the whitening gel was enough to make me gag!
MIXED RESULTS- No product is guaranteed to work 100% however due to the issues listed above, there were constantly parts of my teeth that were whiter than other sections and many times I couldn’t even notice a difference.
Earlier this year I went in for my regular teeth cleaning and the dentist started discussing some whitening options for me. He said that due to everyone’s mouths being unique, custom-fitted trays would be the best option. While this all sounded great, I then found out the trays were $500+ dollars!! (Sorry… NO WAY is that happening!)
So after fail after fail, I was so excited when I was contacted by Smile Brilliant to try their custom teeth whitening system! Before I show you the before/after photos (they speak for themselves!) let me explain why Smile Brilliant has been the best teeth whitening system I’ve used so far:
PERSONAL, CUSTOM TRAYS- Smile Brilliant sends you all of the items you need in order to create your very own custom teeth mold. This allows for the teeth whitening to get in all the crevices of your teeth so you have a flawless white smile! I loved how easy it was to create my own mold and Smile Brilliant quickly sent me back my finished tray! As you can see in the photo below, these custom trays are AWESOME!! It fit like a glove and made the teeth whitening process that much more efficient.
DESENSITIZING GEL- While using Smile Brilliant, I did experience some gum and tooth sensitivity at the first. The whitening system comes with great instructions and tips to avoid this so I suggest reading through those carefully and following them all! It helped me to not use so much teeth whitening gel, a little really does go a long way!! After you use the teeth whitening gel, you use the densitizing gel which seals the teeth whitening to your teeth for better results and makes your teeth/gums feel
LONG TERM USE – When first using Smile Brilliant, I started out doing 15-30 minute sessions. After a few sessions, I started whitening for up to 2-3 hours. With the custom trays I would sometimes forget I even had them on! Leaving the whitening gel on longer also allows for better results so my teeth whitened very quickly once I started leaving the trays on for longer. The custom trays are also so durable that I know this is a system that will last for a very long time.
Now for the best part…. The Before/After photos!
I couldn’t believe how much whiter my teeth look after using 7-8 sessions of using the Smile Brilliance teeth whitening system! I absolutely love this product and while I was compensated for posting this review, I would honestly recommend Smile Brilliant to everyone! You can view the Smile Brilliant review / testimonial page to see what others are saying about the product!