Evening dolls. I've got quite a big post of you tonight. I've been working on it for a couple months now, mostly because I wanted to give myself plenty of time to become familiar with and use the product. I've definitely given it sufficient time and am pleased with my results! So this is the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit. It's much like other kits I have tried, where you fill a tray with a whitening gel. These are available in 3 kits, each has a different number of applications. They range from $129 to $159. If you're interested in purchasing a kit you can use my code mynailpolishobsession for 10% off! There's a link to enter a giveaway at the end of my post too, so hang in there until the end. I have a lot of information to cover so let's go ahead and jump in.
The kit comes packaged nice and neat in a blue box. It shows up with the teeth whitening and desensitizing syringes, and all you need to create custom fitted trays.
This is what the whitening and desensitizing syringes look like.
The Catalyst and Base pastes are what you'll use to create the custom fitted tray molds. We'll get to that in a bit.
And here are the tray molds.
The kit comes with plenty of direction, guiding you through each step. At this point I was ready to mix the pastes and fit them into my mold trays.
The Catalyst paste is white and very sticky. It came out of the container easily enough though.
And the next step required me to mix the Catalyst with the Base. The blue (Base) paste was much sticker that the Catalyst. You knead it in you hand like dough; fold, fold fold, until it's completely blended.
Here's my giant wad of mixed up paste.
I gently pressed it into the mold...
And stuck it in my mouth. I had to push it up into my teeth, and hold it there for several minuted unit the paste hardened. Use the tab to pull down firmly and the mold pops right off.
Here are my teeth impressions! Then repeat the process for the bottom teeth. Let the molds dry completely (in the trays).
The kit comes with everything you need to mail the dry molds off to the lab. This is the part where your custom fitted trays are made. The process is really fast. I received my trays in a couple weeks.
Bye bye molds!
Now for some dorky before pictures. My teeth aren't too bad, fairly white. But they could definitely be whiter.
Yay, the day has arrived, my trays showed up. Again, these came with everything I needed to successfully use the Smile Brilliant product. I got this handy dandy card explaining the next steps in the process
Here are my pretty trays! They fit perfectly. The lab did a great job. Check out this article about the benefits of custom fitted teeth whitening trays.
Ooooh I look so sexy with my trays in! But you can see that they aren't huge and I could easily fill them with gel, put them in and go about my business at home (cooking dinner, folding laundry, blogging) for 45 minutes to however long I wanted to whiten.
Time to use the Vegan and Cruelty Free teeth whitening gels! Instructions on the syringe package.
Fill the tray with a thin line of Whitening gel, keeping the gel along the front/middle of the teeth.
The directions for the Desensitizing gel, I only used this gel twice during the 3 months I tested the product. My teeth are feeling a bit sensing the first time and again when I started using the gel more frequently (back to back nights instead of a couple times a week). Curious how to whiten sensitive teeth? The article I just linked will help you with that! But you'll definitely want to use of the Desensitizing Gel. I found both gels to be fresh tasting, of rouse you don't really want to swallow the foamy spit stuff that you build up in your mouth, so just spit that out. I started out at 45 minute treatments and ended at a 1.5 hours.
And here are my after pics! I am very happy with my results and feel my teeth are cleaner and brighter. I will absolutely continue to use this whitening kit to keep my pearly whites sparkling! *insert dorky pictures of me showing off my teeth*
Are you interested in trying the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit? Enter the giveaway for a $75 credit! Winner will be selected and contacted on 4/17! Click the link to enter the GIVEAWAY. Good luck!