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Let’s talk teeth! Specifically, teeth whitening. Ever since I completed my Invisalign treatment a few years ago I have had issues with teeth whitening. First of all the whole time you are in treatment you can NOT do whitening treatments. No whitening toothpaste, strips, lights, professional whitening, nothing. It was a loooong six months y’all. LOL!!
One of the things they warned me about was that since my teeth were being moved and rotated that I would notice teeth that weren’t as white as the others (because they had been that way in my mouth for 30+ years and hadn’t been exposed to the light or any of the whitening treatments that I had previously done) and so I expected it. What I didn’t think about was how hard it was going to be to get them to match my other teeth when it comes to teeth whitening.
Since I completed my Invisalign treatment almost four years ago I have literally tried it al when it comes to at home teeth whitening systems. I have consistently used whitening toothpastes, tried white strips, even purchased one of those teeth whitening lights. Needless to say nothing worked to even out the whiteness of my teeth. I wasn’t looking for perfectly white teeth, more like teeth that matched color-wise. LOL!! It’s really not even that noticeable, I just notice this on tooth on my top left that isn’t as white as all of the others and it’s been driving me insane!!
See the tooth I’m talking about? Top left (your right if you’re looking at it from this angle) next to my front tooth?? This is a selfie from last fall for reference.
Enter into the picture, Smile Brilliant. The amazing people at Smile Brilliant contacted me at the end of January to see if I wanted to try their at home teeth whitening system and I jumped at the chance! I was so excited to get the kit and make my molds. It kind of reminded me of getting fitted for my Invisalign trays…LOL!!
So after you make your impressions, you send them off and then you get your trays back! For some reason in my head I thought they were going to be hard plastic like my Invisalign trays but they are actually really soft and flexible!
Your kit comes with the whitening gel and some desensitizing gel in case your teeth get sensitive during treatment. This is one reason I have never tried professional whitening at my dentist’s office, I have heard that your teeth are SUPER sensitive after that and I want ZERO PART of super sensitive teeth!!
I am happy to report that I only had to use the desensitizing gel one time (after my first use, even when I upped my use to every other day!
So how does Smile Brilliant work? You start with clean teeth (don’t brush with toothpaste but I did a quick brush with just water just because that felt “right”), apply about a third of the whitening gel to your trays and put them on! You can do anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours at a time and you can even use them daily if you can handle it. I started with once a week (I’m a WIMP) and then upped it to every other day. I even put a smidge more gel over the tooth I wanted to be a little whiter and I think it worked because I feel like me teeth are more even now?? That may be in my head but overall I am extremely happy with the results!
I even took before and after pics just so I could see the difference side by side!
Excuse the awkward up close and person TEETH pic. Also, I think I smile funny?? Probably just because it’s so up close and personal…LOL!
Have you tried Smile Brilliant??