Friday, March 10, 2017

At-Home Teeth Whitening
with Smile Brilliant | Giveaway!

** Thank you Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post. **

I realized recently that I don't have many photos of myself from the last few months. I have preferred to remain behind the lens rather than in front of it because I wasn't happy with my teeth. As an Invisalign wearer, I struggle with keeping my teeth white. I've been wearing the trays for more than two years, and though my teeth have become straighter, they sure could use some affordable at-home teeth whitening!

Smile Brilliant recently reached out to me regarding their home teeth whitening kits, and it seemed like an answer to my manifestation of whiter teeth. I was about to finish what I thought would be my last Invisalign treatment aligner, so it couldn't have come at a better time. (I later found out I need more trays to make more tweaks to my smile.)

I gave Smile Brilliant's custom-fitted teeth whitening trays a try while I am waiting for my new aligners to come in. The whitening process begins when Smile Brilliant sends its impression kit. You receive everything you need to take an impression of your teeth at home (plus they send a backup kit in case you mess up!). I followed the easy directions on the impression card and didn't have any difficulty taking my impressions. After you rinse the impressions off and let them dry, you can drop them in the return envelope and take them to your mailbox.

My impression before I sent it back to Smile Brilliant.

Smile Brilliant then sends you a confirmation email a few days later when they receive your impressions. It's not long before you receive your custom-fitted whitening trays to use!

Before you whiten, read the instruction cards completely so you understand how it works. I decided to start off with a minimal amount of whitening gel and only gradually increased the amount once I knew how sensitive my teeth would become. I didn't have any issues with excessive teeth sensitivity by doing this. In one instance I did apply too much and a tiny portion of my gums turned white, but that was gone in less than two hours. I didn't experience any pain because of it. The teeth whitening gel comes in syringe applicators that make it easy to apply to your custom-fitted whitening trays.

After just a few weeks of use, my teeth became much whiter, though I still could use more whitening sessions to remove more coffee and food stains. Overall, I am happy with the progress from my starter whitening kit. If you have coffee stains on your teeth, you might like the results! I finally feel more confident in my smile and have been taking more photos lately.

Smile Brilliant suggests whitening at night so you don't re-stain your teeth by eating colorful foods afterward. I typically used it before bed while watching TV. I  used the gel for a minimum of 30 minutes, but you can wear them from one to three hours.

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