It’s so hard to believe that 2018 is almost over already, and 2019 is almost here… which means so is my wedding! May 2019 will be here before I know it, and I feel like I have so much still left to do for both preparing the wedding, and preparing myself for the wedding!
Every bride wants to look her best for her wedding, from hair and makeup to pretty nails and even pretty teeth! The hair, makeup and nails part is easy to accomplish, but sometimes having nice, white teeth can be a difficult task.
To give you a back story, when I was younger I had braces, as did most kids. However, when my braces came off I was left with white spots on my teeth which left the rest of my teeth looking yellow. Later on in life, I found out that my braces were actually taken off too early in addition to other complications, but that is a story for another time. BUT IN ANY CASE, I was left feeling so self-conscious about my teeth and in turn, self-conscious about my smile. If you look at old photos of me, it is very rare that you will see me smiling with my teeth, unless the camera is far away. That’s when I decided that I wanted to try some teeth whitening to try and boost my self esteem when it came to my smile!
If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time finding a teeth whitening regimen that works! I’ve tried it all, the whitening toothpastes, the whitening strips, the charcoal whitener, you name it, I’ve tried it. Also, not many people know this, but many of these whitening processes are actually only temporary! Sure they all have their pros and cons, but I found that often times the good was outweighed by the bad, and some of them even turned out to be harmful to your teeth!
Luckily, Smile Brilliant reached out to help me! Not only has Smile Brilliant helped boost my confidence when it comes to my smile, but my entire experience has been so educational and they truly are there to help you with everything you need along the way!
Your Customized Trays
First things first, Smile Brilliant is there to cater to YOU. Many teeth whitening programs out there are “one size fits all” and that right there could be the exact reason why they don’t work for you! When I received my box from Smile Brilliant in the mail, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was actually pleasantly surprised.
Before receiving my whitening trays, I received a kit to take dental impressions of my teeth — ensuring that my whitening trays would fit my mouth comfortably and effectively.
I know taking impressions may sound scary at first (cue the flashbacks of sitting in the chair in the dentist office while getting my braces on), but I promise it was so simple! All I had to do was take the clays provided, place it in the impression tray provided and place it into my mouth for just a few minutes to form my impressions — and voilà, I had my impressions!
Once my impressions were complete, and approved by someone at Smile Brilliant (don’t worry, you get extra impression clay in case you mess up), I sent off my impressions to their lab and soon after received my trays!
The Whitening Process
After receiving my custom trays, I was ready for the whitening process to begin! The teeth whitening process consisted of 45 minutes to three hours of whitening, starting at 45 minutes on your first session and building your way up to three hours, and around 20 minutes of desensitizing with the desensitizing gel afterwards!
Your kit will include a couple of syringes of whitening gel and a couple of syringes of desensitizing gel, each of which will last for up to 3-4 sessions. This gives you enough gel to continue the process for as long as you see fit!
My biggest fear when beginning this process was that I wouldn’t have time to get it done, but that simply was not true! I found myself getting into a routine each night. After dinner I would begin my whitening session and then go about my night, finishing up just as it was time for bed!
The trays are so comfortable to wear, that most of the time you can’t even tell that they are there! And if my teeth were feeling even a bit sensitive after the whitening, the desensitizing gel worked to get rid of that!
In just a few weeks time, I have found that I can already see progress and I am loving the results thus far!
What I’ve found Smile Brilliant does is it works to remove the stains from your teeth to get them as close to their natural color as they can be! Which believe me, will make a huge difference! By looking at before and after photos of my teeth I can notice right away that my teeth look more evenly colored throughout, which in turn gives them a less-yellow look!
While this may seem quite obvious, I’m going to say it anyway! Be sure you are up-to-date on your checkups before starting any sort of teeth whitening treatment, this will help to make sure your teeth stay healthy, and you end up with the best results!
To learn more about Smile Brilliant and start your very own teeth whitening journey, be sure to check out their website! In addition, you can receive 15% off your Smile Brilliant order by using the code “unbreakablebliss15“. But wait, IT GETS BETTER! I’ve also teamed up with Smile Brilliant to give one lucky winner their very own teeth-whitening program! To enter, all you have to do is click HERE!
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