Today, I’m getting extremely up close and personal, and will be sharing my first ever teeth whitening experience with you all! While I’m not a coffee or tea drinker, or a smoker, years of staining inevitably happened over time — whitening my teeth has always been something that I wanted to do and I’m so thrilled that I finally did it.
I was approached with an amazing opportunity to try an at-home teeth whitening system called Smile Brilliant. What made me want to give this company a try were the amazing blog reviews that I read and the impressive before and after photos of the customers’ who tried it — the transformations were amazing!
The entire process was so much easier than I expected and I will take you through the whole thing, from beginning to end, so stay tuned for my B&A results! Also, if you’re interested in ordering a kit, you can use the discount code “lienjae” for 10% off of your order! 🙂
I really like the customized packages that Smile Brilliant curated, specifically designed for everyone’s individual needs. You can pick from various packages based on whether you have sensitive teeth or not, and how heavily or lightly stained your teeth are (you ultimately determine the quantity of whitening gels that you’ll need). Also, everyone gets custom-fitted trays that are hand-crafted by the company’s dental lab technicians (proudly made in the USA) to ensure a perfect fit for a comfortable whitening experience, which is so awesome!
After speaking with one of the company’s representatives, who kindly helped me pick out which package was best for my teeth, I was sent the T3 Sensitive System for light stains ($149; average dentist price is $650+). The package arrived promptly and included two impression trays (for the top and bottom teeth), three sets of impression material (there’s an extra set in case you need a redo), and four professional teeth whitening gels and four desensitizing gels (a set of extra gels was also included). If you run out of either gels, you can purchase them separately.
Also included in the package were detailed, informative instruction guides on how to make my impressions and how to use the teeth whitening gels and desensitizing gels. It is vital that these guides are thoroughly read through before beginning the whitening process!
I had so much fun making my impressions! It was super simple and quick! I followed the instructions given and worked quickly to mix the blue and white pastes together, spread the final solid blue putty into the tray, and then popped it in and pressed it against my teeth (I did my top teeth first, then repeated the same steps for my bottom teeth).
Once the putty hardened after a couple of minutes, I rinsed the impressions (don’t remove them from the trays), then put both trays and the consent card into the pre-paid envelope that was included in the package, and mailed them back to the company.
About one week later, my custom-fitted trays arrived! They fit wonderfully and were very comfortable to wear!
I wasted no time and began my teeth whitening process right away. I decided that it was best to whiten before going to bed, this way, no new stains would be introduced. I kept the instruction guide on-hand as I was preparing for my very first whitening session to ensure that I was doing everything correctly (make sure to floss and brush teeth with just water prior to whitening). The first time, I began with a shorter session and whitened for only one hour (testing the waters to see how my teeth and gums handled the whitening gel); it wasn’t the most pleasant experience because of the constant saliva build-up, which made the process quite messy, but it was doable. Once I figured out how to make the process a little more comfortable, it started to get a bit addictive as I was getting so excited to whiten my teeth at the end of each night!
I experienced sensitivity and gum irritation (this is completely normal and it does go away), but the desensitizing gels worked wonderfully to ease the discomfort.
My routine: I whitened three days straight, then took a day off, then repeat. Keep in mind that results will not happen overnight — I didn’t notice any changes until after the first week. I recommend figuring out and sticking to a schedule that works best for you; go at your own pace, but make sure to be consistent and patient to achieve the best results.
Here are my before and after photos:
The price point is reasonable and the kit is very easy to use. It’s time consuming, yes, but it’s definitely worth the time and effort because you will certainly see results if you stick to a consistent whitening routine. I definitely recommend this teeth whitening system to anyone who wants whiter teeth!
I’m beyond impressed with my results! I see such a huge difference in the coloration of my teeth! It’s safe to say that I’m a lot more confident and I, for sure, do smile fearlessly now! 🙂
Check out Smile Brilliant at https://www.smilebrilliant.com and don’t forget to use the discount code “lienjae” for 10% off of your order!
Thank you so much for reading! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!