Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review

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Smile Brilliant contacted me about reviewing their custom-fitted teeth whitening trays and gel system. I take great pride in my teeth considering I spent 9 years (!!!!!!) in braces. For fun, here is a picture of me before braces (but after my adult teeth came in.) I think this was first or second grade. (Mom? Are you reading this? What grade was this??)


Yikes! Those crooked teeth could derail a train! Needless to say, after fixing those monsters, I only want the best for them!

Smile Brilliant brings a unique twist to the at-home whitening market. You actually make custom impressions of your teeth and send them back. Smile Brilliant then takes them to a lab where custom trays are made just like what the dentist would make. A few years ago, I asked my dentist what whitening trays would cost and they quoted me something like $600+. That is too much money for my vanity! (Think of all the nail polish $600 could get me!!) So I purchased teeth liners from the grocery store and called it good….until now. Smile Brilliant quickly ships a kit with everything you’ll need to get started.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how easy it was to make my custom impressions. Not only was it easy, but it was rather fun! It took less than 5 minutes.



Getting ready to start!!!


And here I am, making my own trays! I’ve had this done numerous times at the dentist and orthodontist for various reasons…so I already felt like a pro. :P (PS It’s hard to get a flattering photo when you’ve been up for 17 hours and you’re make teeth trays….)


The nice thing about custom fitted trays is that they will keep the whitening gel in every nook and cranny of your teeth unlike strips or generic trays which don’t mold as well to your unique chompers. Whitening gel will only be able to whiten what it comes in contact with…so…if it doesn’t fit your teeth just right….I think you see where I’m going with this!


And here are my completed trays! Easy as pie! (Which is a stupid saying because pie isn’t really that easy. Maybe the original saying was easy as eating pie. Because that is easy.)


The older you are, the more stains you’re going to have. I’m 30, so Smile Brilliant recommends 7-14 applications before I start seeing results. Speaking of results…its important to note that you will see about 2-3 shades difference. You should not expect to look like Ross from that episode of Friends.

Not going to happen
Not going to happen

You don’t want to look like this anyway…because Ross’s teeth ruined his date that night and we don’t want our dates ruined, now do we?


After I popped my molds in the mail, I just waited a little over a week – and my custom made trays were back!

Here are my ‘before’ pictures. I made sure to drink lots of extra coffee and wine in the weeks leading up to this review. (Just kidding. But not really.)




After about two weeks of use, I decided it was time to take a look at some ‘after’ shots. I was not able to do the whitening every day – sometimes life just got in the way! But I did it about 4-6 days per week for two weeks. I wasn’t noticing a difference but now that I put the before and after pictures side-by-side, I notice at least three shades whiter!



Try not to be distracted by my different lip gloss colors. ;)


My mother-in-law even commented on my whiter teeth when I saw her last weekend. (And let’s be real – mothers-in-law always tell the truth!) On some days, I used the desensitizing gel and some days I didn’t. I can tell you that it does make a difference, especially during the whitening process itself. If you have sensitive teeth, I suggest getting the desentizing gel with your order.

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Thanks again to Marty at Smile Brilliant for sending this awesome system my way. I would highly recommend it and I will be encouraging my husband to purchase a kit as well!


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Author: Anne

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