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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been self-conscious of my smile. My teeth have never been super straight or pearly white. And as much as I love caramel frappes, my addiction to them have made my smile less than bright. That’s why when Smile Brilliant contacted me about their at-home whitening kit, I was super excited to give it a try!

How does smile brilliant work?

Smile Brilliant is an at-home teeth whitening service that allows you to whiten your teeth at home using their whitening and desensitizing gel on their custom teeth whitening trays. These custom-fit trays are created with your teeth in mind to provide you with the best results.

After placing your order on their website, you will receive the kit to make your teeth impressions. This kit includes the impression trays, 3 sets of impression material, and a prepaid postage envelope to send your impressions back to the lab. The impression material includes 2 Catalyste pastes and 2 Base pastes to make your top and bottom teeth impressions.

Creating your own teeth impressions can be tricky. Thankfully, Smile Brilliant realizes that and they included an additional set of Catalyste & Base paste in case you mess up. They also have excellent customer service representatives who can be reached through live chat support on their website.

I did have some trouble creating my teeth impressions, but Smile Brilliant’s team was extremely helpful! They walked me through each step and sent me more paste to try again. Thankfully, after my second attempt, I was able to create my impressions and send them off to the lab to be customized. The hard part was over and I could breathe a sigh of relief!

After sending my impressions to Smile Brilliant’s lab, I only had to wait 5 business days to receive my custom-fit trays. Once I received my trays, I was ready to begin the whitening process.The whitening process is quite simple!You just apply about 1/3 of the whitening gel to the trays and whiten for at least 45 mins to an hour. I started out with an hour to measure my sensitivity level. I experienced very little sensitivity and was able to extend my whitening sessions to 2 and a half hours.

After your whitening session, you follow up with the desensitizing gel for 15-20 minutes. Then, you repeat these steps until you’ve finished all your sessions. However, if you experience sensitivity, you can take a day break between treatments as well as adjust the time of your whitening sessions.

One of the best things about Smile Brilliant is that you can whiten your teeth from home. The customized trays allow you to comfortably whiten your teeth while enjoying your day to day activities. I spent time with my cat and caught up with Jane the Virgin while I whitened. This definitely beats spending hours in a dentist chair!

For someone with sensitive teeth, I am also very happy to report that I experienced very little sensitivity. Most teeth whitening systems are harsh on sensitive teeth and taste bad. I was pleasantly surprised that Smile Brilliant didn’t have much of a taste or cause any tooth or gum irritation.

The Results:

I noticed results as quickly as the first session. However, it was most noticeable after finishing my first syringe of whitening gel. My yellow coffee stains were finally starting to come off my teeth.

Here are my before & after photos:


I’ve always been a closed-lip smile type of person, but my Smile Brilliant results make me want to smile with my teeth more often! Though the lighting is a bit off, (sorry, I did the best I could!) you can still see noticeable results. While there’s still some discoloration in some areas of my teeth, they are definitely whiter than they were before. I know that I have years of coffee/tea stains on my teeth, so I can understand that some stains are harder to lift than others. But now that I have my custom fit trays, I’ll definitely be investing in more whitening gel in the future.

While I believe a brighter smile is worth the investment, I totally get that it doesn’t come cheap. Luckily for you, Smile Brilliant and I have teamed up to offer one lucky winner a $139 Smile Brilliant kit for FREE! You can enter here. But be quick because the giveaway ends in a week!

If you’re not feeling lucky, you can always use my coupon code. Just visit Smile Brilliant and enter “tabithoughts10” to receive 10% off!

I was contacted by Smile Brilliant to use and review their product in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions below are 100% my own. Also, be sure to consult your dentist before using any products on your teeth. 

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