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Hello dears! We are SO excited to introduce you all to one of our new favorite companies: Smile Brilliant! Now, it’s no secret that everyone wishes at some point in their life for a bright, white smile. Some of us are blessed with naturally white teeth, while others (like us girls) deal with stains and run-of-the-mill yellowness that just comes with genetics and life. But what if you could get your pearly whites looking whiter than ever before, without the hassle of silly strips that fall off, messy DIY treatments that simply don’t get you results, or rediculously expensive dentist treatments? Enter: Smile Brilliant.
From the fun kits, complete customization, and at-home comfort of the Smile Brilliant system, we girls are positively in love with Smile Brilliant and are excited to share our amazing experiences & new pearly-white smiles! Want to watch a video review? Check out our youtube video below: a compilation of the how the system works, the treatment, and our personal thoughts & experiences (and watch until the end for some hilarious bloopers 😉 ).
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So what is the Smile Brilliant System? It is an at-home teeth whitening treatment, that uses custom-made molds of your teeth that you can apply the whitening gel to, which you then put on your teeth and allow to whiten over 1-3 hours. One of the perks of the Smile Brilliant system is that they also have a Desensitizing gel, which builds up the teeth with minerals and vitamins: an absolute life saver if you have sensitive teeth like us and can’t stand the pain you get from run-of-the-mill whitening treatments. If you would like to read up on the ingredients, and other specifics of the treatment, check out the amazing FAQ page on the Smile Brilliant website!
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We girls each took down notes on our opinion of the process, and took before & after photos for you all to see just how much our smiles have improved through this process! We took care to make sure that our photos were not wildly edited to over accentuate the results (there’s nothing worse than being mislead by over-editing!): everything is exactly as it looks in real life!
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Impressions – Making the impressions was a little tricky, but I was expecting it would be, so it didn’t come as a surprise. Making an impression of my bottom teeth was the hardest; thankfully, however, Smile Brilliant thinks ahead and gives you extra materials if you need to make another impression, which I did of my bottom teeth. I am so glad I did, because when they came in the mail, they were absolutely perfect; there were no flaws, and the fit was spot-on. I think the best thing about Smile Brilliant, as compared to other whitening treatments, is the fact that you get to have a custom made tray that stays put on your teeth! It is super neat, and very effective for whitening the surface of your teeth.
Whitening Process – It was super easy to apply the whitening gel via the syringe. Thanks to the instructions (with pictures) provided in the whitening kit, I didn’t have any issues figuring out how to apply the gel to the trays. A typical user of Smile Brilliant would be able to whiten their teeth once a day, following the whitening with the desensitizing treatment. But, because my teeth were quite sensitive to the whitening gel, I was not able to whiten every single day, nor was I able to have the whitening treatment in for the maximum three hours. I could only have the whitening gel in for an hour, and I went every other day, with a desensitizing gel treatment in between those days. I tried to work up to three hours, but my teeth would begin to tingle if I left it in for more than an hour.
Effect of the Product – Even though I was not able to whiten every day for a maximum time of three hours, I was able to get good results with just one hour, every other day, over the course of two weeks. I had to stop due to the hectic schedule with the wedding prep, but after just two weeks of whitening, I saw a significant difference in the whiteness of my teeth! It was amazing! It was like I had never had tea in my life, they looked so much better! Now that things are back to normal, I have begun to whiten again, and I am looking forward to seeing how much more white my teeth will become! Yippee!
Customer Service – As I said, my teeth were very sensitive to the whitening gel. When I put the gelled trays in, I experienced a sharp throbbing pain that slowly got worse the longer I left the trays in. When it became unbearable, I immediately got online and went to the Smile Brilliant website, and pulled up the customer service Chat Box that pops up as soon as you open the site. The gal I chatted with was extremely helpful, and explained to me that I just had super sensitive teeth, and that I needed to use the desensitizing gel for the first week before I began to whiten. I am happy to say that it worked like a charm! It was as if my teeth had never been sensitive. Even though my experience was a little painful and slow at the start, I would never have discovered what a wonderful customer service team Smile Brilliant had on hand had I not had such sensitive teeth. And I feel that I can give a more well-rounded review for you all.
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Impressions – I was nervous, to say the least, about doing my impressions. I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to these things, so I psyched myself out pretty bad leading up to doing them. They were easier than I thought, though, and I was able to do them quite easily in the time slot given for mixing the putties and putting them in the tray. I did have to redo my lower impression, which I was so thankful that Smile Brilliant provided a 3rd putty set just in case!
Whitening Process – The whitening process was SO easy: just apply the whitening gel to your molds, and let them sit on your teeth! Multi-tasking is my jam, so being able to make your teeth look pretty while getting work done deserves all the gold stars and sprinkles in my book! I did have a bit of sensitivity to the whitening gel, a stinging sensation for the first 2 minutes of whitening, but it faded and I didn’t worry about it. Now, as I am on my second round of bi-monthly whitening, I decided to prepare my teeth by using the desensitizing gel for a few days before whitening. That really helped reduce any type of stinging, etc. So I would definitely recommend that process of desensitizing before whitening to those of you with sensitive teeth! I whitened for 1.5 hours every other day, desensitizing the days in between to make sure my teeth were in tip-top shape for the whitening process. I kept up this process for about 2 weeks.
Effect of the Product – I am very pleased by how white and sparkly my smile is now, and am excited to see just how much more pearly it gets with whitening it again this month! One of my favorite things about Smile Brilliant is how flexible the time frame is for whitening your teeth. You can customize just how long you whiten your teeth for, and work it in around your schedule; which, if you’re a homebody like me, can be done without any hassle.
Customer Service – I am SO impressed with the customer service of Smile Brilliant! Their staff are so friendly, their shipping so quick, and their product absolutely top-notch! I so appreciate the care they put into making their kits fun and functional, and the easy-breezy system they have worked out for you to obtain your own pearly white smile!
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Impressions – I was nervous going into the impression process, but it turned out easier than I expected! Although I did have to ask for another putty to redo one of my impressions after using up the 3 they provided, the shipping was very fast, and I was able to send out my impressions only a couple days after the girls did. It was so neat to see the mold of my teeth, having never gotten braces and thus never having a retainer! The molds are made of a clear, flexible plastic that slides very easily onto your teeth, and are really easy to clean and store away in their case.
Whitening Process – The whitening process was easy and effective. I have the least sensitive teeth out of my sisters, so I didn’t necessarily have to prep with the desensitizing treatment, though I did do an extra day of desensitizing in between my first and second whitening, as a safeguard against any possibility of sensitivity. I whitened for an hour every other day for 2 weeks, and stopped after I felt like I had gotten my smile to a good spot. The only inconvenience was not being able to drink water for a few hours. Just make sure to hydrate well ahead of time. 😉
Effect of the Product – I was so amazed by the effect of the whitening treatment! I love my new, white smile and was so excited to have it pearly and pretty for my wedding photos (coming soon, I promise! ;).
Customer Service – I was very impressed by the quick shipping and kind spirits behind the Smile Brilliant brand! The kits are extremely well put together, the instructions easy to follow, and everything was polished and fun.
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And now for the fun part! Smile Brilliant is giving away a coupon for one of you to get your own teeth-whitening kit for FREE! The giveaway is open until 11/7/16, and is open internationally! Yay! This is an incredible opportunity (a $139 value!), so totally check it out and enter, using the instructions below! In order to enter:
- please leave a comment on this post
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- follow this link to complete your entry
And for those of you who don’t win, we have lots of fun surprises! From now to the end of the giveaway, we will be giving away $20 coupons to the first 20 people who direct message us on Facebook and Instagram (10 to Facebook, 10 to Instagram). So check out our IG and FB accounts for more info, and get in on that game while you can! Also, to all the rest of you who miss out on that, here’s a Boyer Sisters exclusive 5% off coupon for you to get your own whitening kit at a discount: boyersisters
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This post was sponsored by Smile Brilliant, the kits being sent to us for free in exchange for our honest opinion. All genuine, glistening white smiles and opinions are our own.