I am certainly no stranger to teeth whitening. Although I've never had anything professionally done, I've purchased and used my share of commercial whitening toothpastes, washes and strips. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me, offering the opportunity to review their whitening system, I jumped at the chance to see what made their custom-fitted trays any different than my (at the time) favorite whitening strips.
how this works
The first step when ordering a Smile Brilliant whitening system is tray creation. Just a day or so after my "order" was placed, the kit was mailed to me and in my hands. This box contains instructions and materials needed for molding your custom mouth trays, as well as a prepaid envelope to send molds back for tray creation. They also send you six syringes; three contain the whitening gel and the other three contain a desensitizing gel. There are also two instruction/information cards regarding the two types of gels and how to use everything in Smile Brilliant's system. After you send back your teeth-molds and receive your custom fitted trays, you are ready to begin whitening!
tips & tricks
-You can leave your whitening trays on for as long as three hours, but if you don't have that kind of time, wearing them for 20 minutes every day is a great way to lift stains from your teeth. The time flexibility was extremely handy and would be appreciated by anyone with a busy lifestyle.
-Even if your teeth are not sensitive after whitening, using the desensitizing gel for 15 minutes afterward will seal your smile, making it difficult for new stains to develop!
-Each of the three syringes offers you up to four uses, but if you have small teeth like I do, you can really stretch the amount of sessions you get in a syringe by monitoring the amount of gel you use.
-The whitening and desensitizing gels have an outstanding shelf life of 1 year, but if you store your syringes in the refrigerator you can expand that shelf life to 2 years. If you are a first time tooth-whitener this may not be necessary as you will be going through the product relatively quickly. But, it you have already lifted the stains from your teeth and are looking to perform touchups throughout the year, you will not be going through the gels as quickly and this tip may come in handy.
-If you have already been whitening (professionally or commercially) you may not get such drastic whitening results. This was a scenario I encountered. It is worth knowing and understanding that any whitening product can only remove stains, not bleach or lighten the natural color of your teeth. This means that if you do not have any stains, you may not see huge results. The Smile Brilliant system, in this case, would be perfect for helping you maintain your already-killer smile!
My experience with Smile Brilliant was exceptional. Not only did their customer outreach provide me with loads of information, but reached out to me several times to check up on the whitening progress. The company sent me back my tooth mold positives so I could see what is happening behind the scenes, and I have to tell you how impressed I am with their hard work and exceptional attention to detail. My tooth trays are of excellent quality, fit perfectly and are comfortable to wear even in an extended whitening session. The best part about this system is that after you are finished lifting stains from your teeth, you can repurchase single components of the system. For example, because I already have my custom fitted trays, I can go to Smile Brilliant's online shop and repurchase the set of three whitening gel syringes for later use. It is always a pleasure to work with a company that provides honest and useful information, as well as one that values their customers. Would I recommend? Totally.
Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening System was sent to me for review.