Smile Brilliant: How I Got My Smile Back

Smile Brilliant: How I Got My Smile Back

 Natural smile 1/7/18 - shot by Mariana Calderon Photography 

Natural smile 1/7/18 - shot by Mariana Calderon Photography 

I love Instagram because you really never know who is watching and who thinks you would be a good fit to collaborate with. I’ll be honest, I totally lucked out when the team from Smile Brilliant approached me to work with them in early February. Working in the wine industry, being a coffee fanatic and lover of all things acidic, my teeth have ultimately suffered in the past 8 years! I have been in the market for a teeth whitening kit, either professional and or something that wasn’t CRAZY expensive, for a while now. Luckily for everyone the Smile Brilliant at home teeth whitening systems are neither expensive and nor does it require you visiting a dentist and sitting in those scary chairs we all avoid, while being picked and prodded. I figured I would break it all down for you, the entire process and how EASY it was!

  Natural Smile 3/20/18 shot by Mariana Calderon Photography

 Natural Smile 3/20/18 shot by Mariana Calderon Photography

Impressions

I have always been a fan of making a great first impression, unfortunately for me I looked like the biggest flake when it came time to actually making my “impressions” for my whitening trays, at home. I was totally terrified by the process. You want me to mix together stuff that is going to harden while it’s on my teeth. What if they won’t come off? What if it pulls my tooth out? I was seriously terrified. However, once I finally decided to stop being a wuss the process was seriously so SIMPLE. It took me back to my childhood playdoh days, the mixture you had about 60 seconds to mix in your hands, felt like playdoh and then you put it into the plastic impression trays and one at a time, you do the top row of teeth and then the bottom! Basically you chomp down and hold it for 30 seconds, it dried and easily came right back out AND it only took me 1-2 trys for each side, so I would say I am a natural for dental school if this blogging thing doesn’t shake out!

Trays

After I finished my impressions and sent those back, I then waited to receive my “trays” which are basically retainers that you squirt their whitening serum into and wear them for 45 minutes up to 3 hours, depending on how sensitive you teeth are. I always wanted retainers as a kid, don’t ask! So getting these and going through this process was really fun and made me realize, I am so happy to not have to wear retainers all the time, the lisp that is gives me is cute but you can’t understand me lol.

Products

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They provide you with whitening gel and sensitivity gel just in case. I honestly did not have to use the sensitivity gel at all whatsoever, but I was careful not to drink ice cold water immediately after whitening either, and or coffee etc. I tried to have coffee and then whiten. I am NOT giving up coffee, so that’s that and I still go AMAZING results.

Results

 BEFORE 2/1/18

BEFORE 2/1/18

I am going to continue using the whitening gel and give y’all updates, but after 1 month of every 2 – 3 days completing 1 hour of whitening a day, I am very pleased with my results! See below.

The entire process of sending the impressions back, to getting my trays and then whitening, was quick and only cost around $140 - 170 for the entire system! A far cry from the cost of professional whitening at the dentist and you get to do this in the comfort of your own home! They offer packages for light stains up to heavy stains and different levels of sensitivity too! Make sure to sign up for my GIVEAWAY for the chance to win $149 towards your own Smile Brilliant System and or use code VINELIVING15 for 15% discount at checkout ! 

 AFTER 4/9/18

AFTER 4/9/18