Smile bright with Smile Brilliant teeth whitening trays

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I received the products below, free of charge, to facilitate this review.

Once upon a time I used to have super white teeth. I didn’t drink coffee, didn’t like wine, and avoided sodas at all costs (and still do). But once I discovered the amazing taste of coffee and the warmth of a good glass of wine my teeth lost that white shine. They weren’t yellow but they weren’t white either. They were on the cream side of the scale.

This never stopped me from smiling. But now, after trying Smile Brilliant I can smile brighter because I know my teeth are a few shades whiter. I haven’t reached my whitening goal, but I am getting close.

A smile is the light in the window of your soul.


Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays
I received a Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays pack which includes:

+ Teeth Whitening Trays – 2 Custom-fitted whitening trays (upper and lower teeth)
+ Carrying Case – Compact case holds both your whitening trays
+ Impression material – for your custom dental impressions (plus extra material included just in case the first try doesn’t come out right)
+ 3-Way, pre-paid postage – all postage between you and the lab is covered (2-way for international orders)
+ Professional teeth whitening gel – Dentist-strength 22% Carbamide Peroxide in 3ml syringes.
Desensitizing gel
+ Detailed instructional brochure


How to make your custom dental impressions

I must be honest, at first I was overwhelmed by everything I was asked to do: make your impressions while making sure you only screw up once, because otherwise you will be seriously screwed; mail them in while hoping that your new infamous mail man won’t loose them between the house and the post office; then pray he delivers the new teeth whitening trays; and then whiten away.

Smile Brilliant - How to make impressions

But it is not that complicated! First things first:

  • Brush and floss. Make sure that there is no gunk or junk on or in between your teeth. The impressions will show everything that you forgot to remove.
  • Mix the base paste and catalyst paste until the mix turns a lovely shade of periwinkle (1 minute). Make sure you do not go over 1 minute, hence my phone stopwatch.
  • Add the putty to the tray (45 seconds).

Smile Brilliant - Impressions

  • MAKE ONE TRAY AT A TIME!! Otherwise, the second putty will dry out.
  • Make upper teeth impression. Don’t wiggle, jiggle, or bite down on the trays. Dancing is allowed though. Remove the tray once it hardens (2 minutes).
  • Repeat steps to make bottom impressions.
  • Mail back.
  • Wait patiently while praying that your mailman won’t loose your package.

Smile Brilliant - Send Impressions Back

While making the impressions you will drool like a dog. I also noticed that my jaws hurt a bit after I did the impressions. The discomfort soon dissipated. Like my mom always reminded us:

Beauty hurts.


Teeth Whitening Trays

Smile Brilliant - Impressions The trays fit like a glove. I was expecting these rigid impressions that would rub against my gum but I am glad I was wrong. The Smile Brilliant trays are so comfortable that, while you will notice they are there, you will be able to go about your day. That said, I wouldn’t recommend using them outside your house: while they are comfortable they will add a lisp to your speech, they are visible (so that hot guy/gal will see your trays). I use mine while working on my computer, cooking, reading or doing chores around the house.

The teeth whitening process is quite simple. You will now need the desensitizing gel and the professional whitening gel and your trays.

Smile Brilliant - Desensitizing Gel

Although not necessary for the whitening to happen, I recommend to use the desensitizing gel for about 20 minutes before using the whitening gel. I have very sensitive teeth: I cannot drink anything straight out of the fridge let alone eat fruit that has been in the fridge because it is too cold for my teeth.

Smile Brilliant - Whitening GelAfter desensitizing your teeth, lightly brush them to remove any gel residue. There’s no need to use toothpaste. Next: whitening gel. Wash and dry your trays and apply the whitening gel.

How long you leave the whitening gel on depends on how sensitive your teeth are. I made the mistake to leave the gel on for far too long (1:45hrs) which left my teeth hurting for a few hours.

Smile Brilliant - Trays On


Teeth Whitening: First Results

The first thing I noticed after taking off the trays was that my teeth stains (due to fluoride in the water) were whiter. Definitely not what I was aiming for! I also noticed that my teeth were, indeed, a shade whiter as well!

Yeah my teeth stains were looking for some attention by shining as bright as a neon light but…Smile Brilliant truly works!!

Smile Brilliant - Smile 1st use
I ave been using my whitening trays once a week ever since. I should try to use them twice a week but I don’t like my teeth to hurt, it feels odd and uncomfortable.

Smile Brilliant retails for $119.95 which may seem to much. But think of how much you have to pay your dentist per visit to whiten your teeth. Smile Brilliant pays itself in just a couple uses. And with two syringes of whitening gel you will have a bright smile for ages!


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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    September 2, 2014

    I used these a while back and I was very happy with the results!!

  • Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog
    September 2, 2014

    This is great! I never use whitening trays, because they never fit right, and the goo always gets all in my mouth. Not anymore!

  • Jennifer
    September 2, 2014

    I absolutely love this! I hate having dingy teeth, but I hate average whitening trays even more. I think it’s awesome that these trays are made specifically to fit my teeth.

  • Dawn
    September 2, 2014

    Smile Brilliant is great! No more loose fitting trays that get whitening gunk all over my mouth. Love it.

  • Courtney
    September 2, 2014

    I love that these trays are custom molded to my teeth. No more gooey whitening stuff all in my mouth. Yay!

  • Julie
    September 2, 2014

    I’ve never tried these, but I’ve heard good things. It is definitely nice to not have to go to the dentist for multiple appointments. I love things that make my life easier.

  • Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
    September 2, 2014

    Remember when things like this never crossed our minds? Yeah, I think it’s time for me to whiten too – I love my coffee way too much! *sips coffee right now*

  • Jenna Wood
    September 2, 2014

    I love how quickly they make your custom trays and send them back, and how easy it is to order refill treatments. I have used many Smile Brilliant systems and love them all!

  • Brett
    September 2, 2014

    i feel like my teeth are yellowing with age! i need to do SOMETHING soon

  • Amber Edwards
    September 2, 2014

    I’d love to try this whitening system. I have never whitened my teeth other than using whitening tooth paste. But I’d love to have an actual whitening experience.

  • Paula
    September 2, 2014

    This sounds like a great way to whiten teeth without the expensive office visits!

  • Chelley @ A is For Adelaide
    September 2, 2014

    Your teeth look great! I brush with baking soda on my brush to help with stains, but I’m scared of whitening kits because I have super sensitive teeth!

  • Pam
    September 2, 2014

    Wow! Your teeth really are whiter using the Smile Brilliant. I am not a huge coffee or soda drinker, but my teeth could use a little pop.

  • Shauna
    September 2, 2014

    I had no clue that the trays were made for your specific teeth… that is just the coolest thing ever and way better than those whitening strips…

  • Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    September 2, 2014

    These trays are great. The fact that they’re molded to my teeth is what hooked me. I can’t stand loose trays and all that gunky whitening goo that gets all over the inside of my mouth. Yuck!

  • Amanda
    September 2, 2014

    Wow you can totally tell a huge difference. This seems much more affordable than doing it at a dentist office!

  • Debi
    September 2, 2014

    I love these trays. Mine are a part of my weekly routine

  • Mama to 5 BLessings
    September 2, 2014

    Wow this looks like super easy system. Your teeth look great, nice and white too!

  • Jenn Park
    September 2, 2014

    I’ve tried using a product like that before. My teeth were so sensitive, I had to stop. Yours look great though!

  • Ann BAcciaglia
    September 2, 2014

    This sounds like a great teeth whitening system. I am thinking about getting my teeth whitened and will take a further look into this.

  • Tess
    September 3, 2014

    I love Smile Brillant! Your teeth looked great for the after shot!

  • Amanda
    September 3, 2014

    I have super sensitive teeth and haven’t tried whitening kits because of it. These sounds like a good one to try!

  • Stefani Tolson
    September 4, 2014

    I want to try this. I have always used baking soda as a whitener.