“A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.” – Marilyn Monroe
If you've been following me for a while now, it is not a secret that I am passionate about my dental health. One of my goals has been to not only have a straight smile (thanks Smile Direct Club) but to also reach a pearly white smile like the celebrities. Previously you've seen me use whitening toothpastes and the oh so famous, charcoal powder, which helped me get started on my journey but sadly it didn't gave me the results I was looking for. I definitely did not enjoy the mess it left behind everyday (If you've used charcoal powder before, you know what I am talking about).
I am in my early twenties, so let's be honest caffeine is a must and has to be in my system everyday for me to be able to function... so coffee, cokes and tea (and wine of course) are part of my everyday diet and are the reason why I can't achieve a pearly white smile. I've tried numerous products at the drug store, such as toothpastes and whitening strips, but must of them don't protect against future staining and don't cover all of my teeth. Because of this, I am continuously left back where I began and several dollars lighter in my bank account.
I guess you could ask, "Why not just stop consuming foods/drinks that could stain your teeth for a while?!" I've tried, believe me, but it's so hard to keep up with. It’s especially hard if: 1. You are up and running all the time, 2. You are Mexican and 3. Let's be honest, all foods can stain your teeth. That is why I'm so happy that Smile Brilliant found me. Smile Brilliant is the ONLY teeth whitening system that has helped me achieve my dreamed celebrity smile, and the only one that protects my teeth against future staining. Which also lets me have my everyday dose of caffeine without fear that I will be pushing back my progress and the only one that will do so much more than drug store items and will cost me so much less than a dentist treatment.
Smile Brilliant Process
When Smile Brilliant reached out to me asking me to try their products I had to say yes right away. Not just because it was a new kit I could try in the hopes for my dreams to come true but because Smile Brilliant is the most recommended at-home teeth whitening system with custom-fitted whitening trays. Yes, you heard it right, most recommended and you get your very own custom-fitted trays for your process which you are able to print right in the comfort of your HOME. No more dentist office visits and to which guarantees that is up to 5 times faster than the average system from a dentist. I don't know about you, but I am all in when it comes to skipping a visit to the dentist. For some reason, every time I think of it my mind goes back to the Finding Nemo scene. It’s not a place I want to be, lol.
The package comes with all you need for your brand new smile: 2 trays and 3 sets of putty for your impressions (1 more in case you mess up), and 4 sets of whitening and desensitizing gel.
All with their respective guides on how to use them.
Getting your impressions done doesn't take you more than 10 mins. I've had experience creating at-home teeth impressions before due to my process with Smile Direct Club which it's pretty much similar to it. You take both of the putties and mix them together until you don't see any lines and then you go ahead and put them in the tray. Make sure you do this quite fast as the longer you take in mixing, the harder the putty gets and you won't be able to make a good impression. This process usually takes 1 minute. Once your tray is ready to go, insert the tray in your mouth only pressing your fingers against your teeth, do not bite your trays. Make sure you leave them there until the putty hardens that way you do not create new dimensions on your impressions. This usually takes 3 to 4 minutes. After that, take your trays out and you will see your teeth printed.
Once you get both, your bottom and your upper teeth impressions done, you'll need to send them back to the Smile Brilliant team so they can create your custom-fitted trays that you will be using throughout your whitening process. This process usually takes them between one to two weeks. Super fast!
I made Smile Brilliant part of my night routine, I would usually do it while showering (I can easily spend 30 to 45 min. showering), or while I took my makeup off. I would wait for it to be done while watching Netflix ("Netflix and Chill") before going to bed. Super easy and it only took me a couple of minutes (or episodes). I would recommend you to use the treatment at night as this will give your teeth more time to recover if you are experiencing some sensitivity (which is normal) and of course the desensitizing gel will finish protecting your teeth against future stains. A.K.A Ready for morning coffee!
Smile Brilliant mentions that you are able to get three treatments in each syringe, but honestly I was able to use one syringe for a whole week, meaning that I was able to get 7 treatments per week as you are only supposed to use the kit only once a day for 45 mins to 3 hrs depending on sensitivity. Here are my results after using the product only for one week 1 hour a day. Amazing isn't?
After using so many different methods for teeth whitening, I can honestl