For those of you that have been following my journey on social media for some time, you can remember the not so distant past of my being in braces for YEARS. And when I say years, I don’t mean 1-2 years, I mean more like 5 or 6 years, meaning that the last time I was able to have my teeth whitened was well before that. And since I’m constantly in front of the camera, whether I’m taking new headshots or posing for a travel photo, I know firsthand the importance of a vibrant, pearly white smile.
As someone with very sensitive teeth, I’ve always cringed at the thought of an in-office whitening procedure (don’t even get me started on the price), and honestly, after years with metal appliances, I just didn’t feel like an at-home teeth whitening kit could get the job done. So, when I decided to try Smile Brilliant, I was skeptical that this product would get me closer to the luminous smile that I wanted after years without whitening. Here are the 7 truths that I learned about at-home whitening using Smile Brilliant:
You can really mold your own impressions with ease.
When I first opened the Smile Brilliant kit, even though I had briefly looked at the online instructions beforehand, I was nervous about having to create my own impressions. I’m pretty sure that I don’t have any qualifying skills outside of playing with Playdoh as a child, so my greatest fear was sending off the impressions and receiving molds that wouldn’t fit my teeth. Needless to say, a few days later, my trays were back from the lab and fit my teeth with perfect precision.
The whitening trays are painless to wear.
After years in braces due to a botched orthodontist job, I ended up doing a year in Invisalign to finish the process and to give my teeth a break from years in metal appliances. So anytime that I hear trays, especially new trays, I instantly cringe thinking about the uncomfortable, painful trays that were apart of that process. Imagine my surprise and joy at discovering that the trays from Smile Brilliant are light and flexible and absolutely painless.
Trays are much easier and less messier to use than whitening strips.
While exploring my options for teeth whitening, one of the things that I considered were whitening strips. With the ease of being able to purchase them in most major grocery and drug stores, it was too tempting to not give them a try. Between the strips slipping off of my teeth and causing extreme gum sensitivity, I was over the entire process in a couple of days and ended up throwing the remaining strips into a corner underneath my bathroom cabinet. With the Smile Brilliant trays that fit perfectly to your teeth, from start to finish it takes less than 2 minutes to prep and start whitening, without the hassle or the mess.
Smile Brilliant trays make life easier than my crockpot.
I know you’re probably scratching your head at the analogy, but in my Kevin Hart voice, “Let me explain.” You know how your favorite thing about crockpot meals is that you can fix food and forget about it. Well, with my Smile Brilliant trays, I can’t tell you how many times I looked up only to realize I was done with my whitening time for the day. Since the trays are so lightweight and easy to use, after putting them in, it’s easy to forget that they are even there. You can simply pop them in before you start your nighttime routines and proceed as normal. And before you know it, voila, you’re done and one step closer to pearly, white teeth (without a mess like the one you accept when using your crock pot).
Teeth sensitivity is minimal.
You know the girl that cringes when having to get her teeth cleaned every 6 months just thinking about the pain due to teeth sensitivity, that girl is me. Smile Brilliant comes with desensitizing gel, but I was still skeptical knowing that my teeth and gums have always been super sensitive. In the beginning I did experience mild sensitivity, but all that I had to do was increase my time with the desensitizing gel to rectify that issue almost immediately. Unlike other whitening techniques, Smile Brilliant is a proven, safe method that works without removing the enamel from your teeth, and with the included desensitizing gel, they go above and beyond to make sure that even us Sensodyne users can show off our movie star grills too.
You will see results, and you will see them fast.
I’m sure I’m not the only person that ran to the bathroom when I saw the commercial about your teeth needing to be close to the shade of your toilet paper. And needless to say, I failed that test before using Smile Brilliant. But after only 3-4 days, I begin to see the color of my teeth not only lightening, but also becoming brighter and more vibrant.
Your dentist will notice your new smile.
I waited to schedule my teeth cleaning until after I finished my Smile Brilliant treatment, and imagine my smile when my dentist exclaimed that my teeth were not only squeaky clean, but super white. I recently switched to a dentist that offers free teeth whitening, and even though I didn’t need the treatment, I was curious to know more about their process. While their kit was similar, it included only one syringe of whitening gel and NO desensitizing gel. Smile Brilliant, however, comes with multiple syringes of each to allow all users to get the most out of their kit.
Between the increased compliments on my teeth and knowing that my Smile Brilliant kit was better equipped than the one from my dentist office, I would recommend this whitening alternative to anyone looking to have a brighter, whiter smile without spending a lot of money out of pocket or undergoing more painful, messier, alternatives.
Below you will find some quick tips to help you get the most out of your Smile Brilliant kit:
- Take before and after pictures to really see the difference after only a few treatments of Smile Brilliant.
- Make sure that you are done eating and drinking for the day (with the exception of water) before starting the process. You don’t want to risk delaying your process with new stains.
- Set a timer to keep track of the time that you are using your trays. The trays are so lightweight that it’s easy to forget that you are wearing them. Let me not tell you about the night that I looked up while binge watching reality tv only to realize that my trays had been in for “hours.” Using your trays over the recommended time can increase and/or cause sensitivity.
- Get ready to show off your pearly whites and to tell your friends all about Smile Brilliant.
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