**The product for this review and giveaway was provided by Smile Brilliant. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Growing up with a mother who works in the dental field, I've been taught from a very young age the importance of taking care of my teeth. After all, your smile is one of the first things people see! Not only is it important to me to have healthy teeth and gums, but I also want for my smile to be bright and white! I have had whitening trays for several years, fabricated by my dentist...and my hubby has always wanted to get some as well! The only thing stopping us has from having some made for him has been the price! That's why I was thrilled to learn more about Smile Brilliant and learn my husband was going to have the opportunity to try them out!
Smile Brilliant is a national dental lab designed to help customers receive professional strength teeth whitening without ever visiting a dentist! Their lab is specifically created to curb the high cost of cosmetic teeth whitening that is charged at dental offices. I liked the idea of my husband not having to go to the dentist simply for whitening trays, and being able to save money as well!
The Smile Brilliant lab creates custom fitted bleaching trays and professional strength bleaching gel. It's dental labs like this that do the work fro many dentists who resell the work to their clients. Smile Brilliant wants to help cut out the middle man and allow clients to have their teeth professionally whitened lab-direct with no dental visit!
I was very eager for my husband to try the Smile Brilliant process, but was a little hesitant not knowing difficult it might be. Thankfully though, the kit included helpful instructions and everything we would need to take dental impressions and whiten his teeth.
Once we received the kit, the first step was to take the impressions of my husband's teeth. My mom happened to be visiting when we did this and she was amazed at how easy it is to do from home! We first mixed the catalyst and base paste (there are 3 sets of impression material included just in case there is a mistake made). We had to mix the pastes together for about 45-60 seconds, put it in the trays provided make one impression at a time. Knowing the quality of the teeth whitening trays depended on the accuracy of these impressions we made sure to take care in placing them on my husband's teeth evenly and following the directions exactly.
After 2 minutes we had one impression done and followed the same steps for the bottom teeth.
After the impressions had been made, we placed both of them in the pre-paid envelope that was included in the kit. We returned it to Smile Brilliant and received his whitening trays in no time at all! My husbands whitening trays were created ands hipped within 5 days of receiving his impressions. WOW!
When his whitening trays arrived he put them on his teeth to make sure they fit well. I was so amazed how great they fit his teeth. They are an exact replica of his teeth...the same as the whitening trays I get from my dentist...maybe even better!! Because the trays are fitted specifically to his teeth, it ensures it holds to the surface area for prolonged periods of time helping to whiten them better and more effectively than any other system on the market!
I love that this kit includes enough desensitizing gel and whitening gel for many applications. There are also helpful instructions to get started. First he used the professional desensitizing gel which temporarily seals micro-fractures and pores in the tooth's enamel. This eliminates the opportunity for teeth whitening gel to penetrate into the more sensitive dentin beneath the enamel and helps reduce or prevent any tooth sensitivity or pain.
We simply applied a 'string' of gel along the trays and he placed them in his mouth for about 20 minutes prior to whitening his teeth. After this, he brushed his teeth and was ready to proceed by applying the teeth whitening gel. This was just as easy as the first step! We simply applied the whitening gel in the trays just like we did the desensitizing gel and he placed them in his mouth...wiping away any overflow of gel that excreted at the tops of the trays near the gum line. The instructions say duration is 20 minutes -3 hours depending on sensitivity. My husband left them on for about 1 hour each time.
I presumed he would need to use them several times before I was able to see a big difference and take before/after pictures...but was amazed with the results I was seeing after just a few!! WOW, this stuff really does work!! After just three applications, this was my husband's results so far (and they've only gotten even more white since!). I thought it was amazing how quickly these worked and thought it was definitely worth sharing!
Amazing, right?! Even people in our family and those he worked with were noticing and asking him if he had been whitening his teeth...it was that noticeable. I am simply blown away at how easy this process is and how well it works. He continues to use the trays every week and loves them!
After trying different at home whitening kits, my husband agrees that this is the BEST at home teeth whitening system available on the market!
We have been extremely happy with Smile Brilliant and have told many people about them already! Being able to get professional results at a minimal price (dentists can charge $500+, while Smile Brilliant retails for $119.95!) is truly priceless when you're left with smile you're proud of and confident to show! We would highly recommend Smile Brilliant to others.
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