You may have seen in a recent post, I shared my full teeth-straightening experience with Invisalign. In there I talked about the full process, and whether or not I think Invisalign is worth it.
Throughout the treatment, it’s really important to keep things super clean with a brushing and flossing session after every meal. Yes, EVERY meal. But in the end, after the one year process was all wrapped up, I was happy. And it was important for me to have my teeth properly whitened.
[ See below for a teeth whitening giveaway valued at $149.00! ]
Truth be told, I searched everywhere for natural teeth-whitening options, but ultimately couldn’t find anything that would give me the results I wanted quite like professional whitening would.
And as I’m sure you know, the toxin- and chemical-averse person that I am, kept me away from a lot of whitening services out there. However, I knew that to get the results I truly wanted, I would need to come around on getting them professionally whitened.
Cue, Smile Brilliant.
Someone on their team reached out to me asking if I’d heard about their service; an in-home, do it yourself, professional teeth whitening kit.
The timing actually lined up perfectly. I was curious, tempted, and ready to get my (newly straightened) pearly whites nice and sparkly.
Something I really liked about Smile Brilliant was that they are entirely vegan. No animal products or by-products used whatsoever.
Was I reluctant because of the active chemical ingredients? Yes.
But I was also realistic in that, I knew these list of ingredients was the exact same as those listed on whitening services offered by my very own dentist. The same ingredients used by dentists in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Vancouver… You get the picture.
The Smile Brilliant teeth whitening experience is a chemical process (the active whitening ingredient is carbamide peroxide). However, with that said, it is considered safe when used correctly. Ultimately though, this is what dentists use for whitening.
And when you think about the active ingredient in most toothpastes (fluoride), that too is considered a toxin/chemical. But in small quantities and when used correctly, gives us the benefits we’re looking for.
So what did I think of the Smile Brilliant teeth whitening process?
Overall, the experience was good. And I would actually recommend it if like me, you’re looking for a good at-home option with professional results. There were some hiccoughs along the journey for sure, which I’ll share below, but all in all, it was a good experience.
Q: What is Smile Brilliant?
An at-home, 10-day, teeth whitening kit with professional results.
Q: How does it work?
- Similar to Invisalign, moulds / impressions are taken of your teeth. Smile Brilliant will send what you need to take the impressions. You mix the putties together, take the impressions, let them stand still to dry, and send them back by mail.
- Trays are then created and customized to your exact dental structure.
- Your teeth whitening kit (including the whitening gel, desensitizing gel, and custom trays) arrives in the mail, and off you go to whitening.
Q: Does Smile Brilliant teeth whitening actually work?
Yes. I definitely noticed (and you can too, from the photos) that my teeth whitened several shades lighter and were whiter and more radiant post-treatment.
Like I said, there were some hiccoughs throughout the process. Namely; the sensitivity of my gums. The whitening gel irritated my gums and I noticed some thin layers beginning to peel, so all I did was take a break. I made sure to brush, floss, and rinse thoroughly with salt water twice a day. I took a 5-day break from whitening but made sure to keep it super clean all throughout.
Q: Is Smile Brilliant worth it?
In my honest opinion, yes. I think that it’s definitely more convenient to be able to do it all yourself at home, rather than have to make multiple visits to the dentist. And the results are literally the same.
Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening GIVEAWAY ($149 Value)
Must submit name and email address on the giveaway page in order to enter! The winner will be selected and contacted via email 2 weeks after the post is live. Giveaway is for $149 credit (includes shipping) and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
You’re always welcome to leave me a note in the comments below and I’ll share any more details you may want to know! And if you’re considering a good at-home option, or have used one in the past, let me know!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick
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Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post!