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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

This is an interesting review for you. Teeth whitening. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want whiter teeth. Having stained teeth can be embarrassing….

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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

This is an interesting review for you.

Teeth whitening.

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want whiter teeth.

Having stained teeth can be embarrassing. I know I always reach for a whitening formula when it comes to picking a toothpaste. I’m quite lucky in that my teeth are quite nice. They’re straight, they’re not too stained and they’re not something I have to worry about.

Though I did have some teeth struggles 18 months ago. I didn’t go to the dentist in around 7 years and one day I noticed something wrong with my teeth. I was so embarrassed and panicked. It seemed to come out of NOWHERE but was visible if I did my big, cheeky, cheesy grin.

I spent a few weeks being ashamed that I let my teeth get so bad, that I hadn’t been to the dentist and I was confident that if I went, they would tell me that all my teeth needed to be pulled out and I would have to wear false ones like my dad and brother.

Bad teeth run no my dads side of my family, you see.

Thankfully, I just had two cavities that were solved with a filling. The dentist was lovely. They didn’t judge me and were impressed that I had stopped smoking. Hurrah!

Wait, this story got out of hand quickly.

Point is – I know what it’s like to be ashamed every time you smile.

It’s not nice.

Bring in Smile Brilliant.

Smile Brilliant is company that specialises in whitening teeth. It gives your professional results in the comfort of your own home.

I was sent a Teeth Whitening kit to try out for myself. It’s been quite the adventure.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

The kit came from America in a hard box. It was well presented and does look professional.

There are booklets that tell you exactly what you need to do.

Please be aware that one of the steps includes making your own moulds, sending it back to the US to have your trays made and then waiting for them to make the trip back. Considering it takes around 5-7 working days to get packagings from the US to the UK, this didn’t seem to take too long.

I was also kept well informed and communicated with throughout the process. I know that I’ve been sent this for review, but it gives me a feeling that the brand are great at communication and would be happy to help with any problems or concerns.

The service I personally received was very good.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

So, the first part of the process.

Here’s where things get tricky!

You have to create the moulds of your top and bottom teeth.

There are instructions included on how to do this, also examples of common mistakes people make, such as not mixing the formula properly or not getting good impressions of the back teeth.

I was able to send a photograph of my finished impressions to ensure they looked okay to save me having to send again.

You get three sets of the formula to make two impressions incase one doesn’t come out right.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

It’s not messy to create the plaster. You basically take the base paste and catalyst paste out of the pots. They’re a bit like putty, you then mix them together with your hands until it makes a solid blue colour.

Then you put them in the blue teeth trays and put them in your mouth ensuring your bite down enough to make an impression.

The paste tastes like mint. I’m not going to lie, it’s not pleasant to have them in your mouth. I’ve had moulds done at the dentist when I had braces and it’s similar. It’s not painful, but uncomfortable and hard to swallow.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

Once you’ve made your impressions, you pop them in a pre-addressed envelope and send them back to the US.

If you live in the US, postage is free. If you’re outside of the UK, you’ll have to pay to send them back. It cost me around £5.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

Ten days or so after, I got the custom made trays in the post.

They also sent me the plaster impressions they made of my teeth, which is something they don’t usually send out. It’s pretty cool to see what my teeth look like in 3D! Though they did suffer a bit of damage on the way across the pond.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

In the package, there was a black plastic case with the custom made trays inside. They’re clear plastic moulds that fit perfectly to my teeth.

 

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

Using them is pretty simple – you put de-sensitising gel onto the trays first, then insert them for 15 minutes or so. Then you repeat the process with the teeth whitening gel.

You leave them in for 15 minutes up to 3 hours. If you have sensitive teeth, you might experience a bit of discomfort. I use them for around 30 minutes at a time as at that point, my teeth start to feel a bit sensitive.

The longer you keep them in, the faster stains will be removed.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

After using this a few times, I’m pleased with the results and excited to be able to use this again in the future.

The whole process seemed really professional. Like I mentioned previously, I was impressed with the communication and helpfulness of the team.

If you want something a bit more than a standard teeth whitening kit without having to visit a dentist, then check out Smile Brilliant. You can get your starter kit for around $120 from their website.

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit

 

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17 comments

  1. Wow this looks quite advanced! I can’t believe they get people to make their own moulds, that’s quite innovative of them.

    Ash | Liakada

  2. Absolutely right who doesn’t want white teeth. This looks good and easy to do in the comfort of your own home. The moulds remind me of having braces. It’s good that the results are pleasing too Lucy x

  3. This looks very impressive considering you have to send it to America and back! Great review!
    Olivia xxx

  4. This is awesome and very personalize I love that, I use whitening lightning but I will not mind using this product which will get all the detail around your teeth. Great post outstanding review.

  5. Oh wow, I’ve seen whitening stripes and all but never something as advanced and cool as this. Great review, Corinne!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. This is so cool! I’m not sure If I would use it, but it looks really cool!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  7. I love how you got to make your own moulds! Usually that step involves an appointment, and a fee and an awkward chat with the dentist about why you what your teeth whitened.

    Considering they’re based in America that’s not a bad price either!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  8. The thought of using teeth moulds makes me shudder- UHRGH, I remember the gross feeling of having them done for my splint to stop me grinding my teeth! It’s good is worked for you though!x

  9. I have to say, having waiting a month for an NHS mouthguard, they are very efficient at getting you the retainer back.

    Lizzie Dripping

  10. This looks ace, I’m so self-conscious of my teeth as they stain really easily and I’m always looking for ways to improve them. This sounds impressive and I’d definitely consider a more extreme option to clean up my teeth

    http://www.jessicainyourear.com

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