I've always been a teeth whitening maniac. I've done it all, from whitening toothpastes and strips to professional treatments to activated charcoal to oil pulling (look it up…) and on and on.
Because let's keep it real. Your pretty smile is one of those things that sticks with you whether you're up or down 5 pounds, whether you're 21 or 41, whether you're well rested or have been up with a sick kid for nights on end……but NOT whether or not you drink coffee all day until your night becomes a job for red wine.
So when Smile Brilliant reached out and offered me one of the kits that I've heard rave reviews about, I bit. (Pun embraced but not intended…) And when it arrived, I was beyond excited to dive in.
I'm not gonna lie – when I first heard you had to take an upper and lower palette impression, I was nervous. My gag reflex is insane and I wish I could block out the horrific experience of having that gross soft putty that they used to use at the orthodontist's office back in the day shoved into my mouth and down my throat.
This, however, was totally fine – bordering on fun. First you mix the base and catalyst stuff together….
Then you pack it into the tray….
And then you pop it into your mouth and press it into your teeth and let the magic happen.
It's like a beauty-friendly art project!!
Once the top and bottom are done you pop them into the provided envelope and ship them off to Smile Brilliant – and soon after the soft, pliable, made just for you trays appear in your mailbox like magic. You dispense the whitening gel into the parts of the trays that hit the front of your teeth and slide them on…and can leave them in place for 45 minutes to 3 hours to do their thing.
This has the added benefit of preventing me from snacking for 45 minutes to 3 hours every day.
And don't fret if you can't sit around for that long letting the trays do their job. It's probably easiest to pop them in when you're home in the evening…but they're so comfortable and unnoticeable that I actually left the house in them a few times. I'd walk over to get the kids from school and then take them to the playground with my trays in and no one was the wiser.
This is the kind of lifestyle-friendly, at home beauty routine that I can get behind.
All in all I used the trays almost every day for a couple of weeks and the effects (basically starting from the first use) were amazing.
At the end of the day I still have about half of the whitening gel syringes left to use at a later date and my teeth went from the image on the left to the one on the right.
I thought my teeth were pretty white before – but there's no denying this transformation. They are absolutely glowing now and I love smiling more than ever before.
I would love to see what this stuff could make happen for you guys. If you'd like to try it for yourself, you can get a kit at 15% off the usual price with the code thecastlerun15.
Note that this is an affiliate discount code – so I'd make a small percentage if you use it but the cost is no different to you. And I will never, ever talk positively about anything here that I don't use and love myself.
And even more exciting – they're willing to give one of you a $149 credit – which basically scores you a totally free kit. You can enter to win it at this link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/
Are you on a constant quest for whiter teeth, too? What are the culprits that try to stain your smile??