I consider myself lucky because I never had any major issues with my teeth. No braces, no invisalign, nothing major – so I never had to put much effort into them other than the regular flossing and cleaning.
So when I got approached by Smile Brilliant to review their product I was very interested to see if this would make a difference for me.
Basically you get the exact whitening system you would get at the dentist office but you can do everything from home which is so much less hassle and much more comfortable and it saves you a lot of time.
Once I got the kit sent home, my biggest worry was to get the impressions right, but then it was much easier than I thought.
I sent them back in the envelope that came with it and about a week later I had my personal fitted whitening trays and was ready to start with the process. It says that you should whiten daily and you can leave the trays on between 45 minutes to 3 hours.
It also stated that you can develop tooth sensitivity during any kind of whitening process and that this is normal and will calm down after a short while.
Lucky me – I never got any of it – only my gums were getting a little bit irritated initially. I proceeded to whiten my teeth every second day and only left the trays in for 45 minutes to make sure my gums were ok. I also used less whitening gel to make sure it only stays on my teeth and does not spill onto my gums.
I saw a difference right away at the first treatment. Over the years my teeth had to put up with my coffee habit, so I had to deal with stains that built up for a long time.
Having custom trays made a huge difference for me. I can really go about my daily life while wearing them, you can do pretty much anything while wearing them. The best time to whiten though is before bed time because you will not eat anything for the next 8 hours that could possible stain your teeth.
If you have any questions about the process, I would be more than happy to answer them. Here is an article that has 7 things you should know before buying a Smile Brighter kit or you can watch the following Smile Brilliant teeth whitening review.