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Smile Brilliant

I had braces twice: first during the normal tween years and then during the I'm-too-old-for-this Junior and Senior years of high school. Thanks, Mom and Dad!  When my braces were removed and my teeth were legit perfection, I had a whitening tray made along with the normal night time retainer. I don't even remember getting past one round of whitening with those trays because my teeth are so beyond sensitive. 

In the past 10+ years, I've tried a few other tray-style whitening kits -- nothing custom -- as well as the regular ol' Crest strips. While my teeth take an absolute beating from the amount of coffee that I drink daily, whitening my teeth has always felt like something I "should" be doing (because I dunno, isn't it like one of those "required" maintenance things along with the hair, nails, lashes that we're expected to do?) versus something I wanted to do. All of that to say, I've never really stuck with it to see the results because it's always caused more pain than I was will to endure for how the low level of results that I saw.

Thankfully Smile Brilliant found me and I fell in love.

(...still waiting for that to happen with a guy, btw.)

The entire whitening process has been easy-peezy -- even fun -- and quick and most importantly, pain-free.  Here's how the process works:

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Step 2: Receive your SmileBrilliant impression kit.


Not gonna lie, this part was amazing and I wish I could have made like seven trays. But I only have two rows of teeth...

Roll all that puddy stuff together
(think playdough for adults)

NOTE! You really do have to be wary of the time it takes you to roll puddy and get it into your mouth. It hardens really quickly! Thankfully, SmileBrilliant has thought of everything and they included an extra puddy kit for those of us who are't the best at following directions the first time...

Looks like a lot of work but it's totally not.  The hardest part about all of this was keeping my drool in check for the bottom-tray making.

Seriously. I drooled profusely.

Now listen, if you're like wait do you even know what you're putting in your mouth? The answer is yes. SmileBrilliant's ingredients are VEGAN and totally cruelty-free. 

Step 3: send your SmileBrilliant puddy-impressions back to them with the pre-labeled packaging that is provided to you.

Step 4: Receive your gorgeous new trays...

They practically showed up over night! SO fast. 

Step 5: Use the whitening syringe + trays as directed.

Step 6: Apply desensitizing gel as directed.



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