Review of Smile Brilliant Custom Trays: Teeth Whitening Before & After

One of my most favorite things is Being Right.  So this post is a very happy one for me to write, because I had a theory that the quality of your teeth whitening trays makes a huge difference in how white you can get your teeth.  I was right and it feels great.

Let’s circle back, as they say in the corporate world.  I was trying to whiten my teeth using the sports mouth guard trays that you can get for a buck at the drugstore.

It wasn’t going well.

I couldn’t fit more than one (upper or lower) in my mouth, so I’d have to have an hour free to whiten my teeth.  It was too bulky and I never felt like the whitening gel really got into the grooves of my teeth, so the front of my teeth would get white and the grooves would look more yellow by contrast.  Sexy!  I was using a sample of a super fancy whitening gel from the dentist and was sick of feeling like I was wasting it.  I decided it was time to look into custom whitening trays, so I could actually get that dang gel near my teeth.

Where did I turn to?  The Onlines, The Internet.  I knew my internet would steer me right and it did not let me down.  My searching brought me to Smile Brilliant.  They carry whitening and desensitizing gels, but most importantly, they make CUSTOM TEETH TRAYS.  Holla.  We ‘bought to get this party started.

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I got my starter kit in the mail.  The starter kit with three whitening gels, three desensitizing gels, and the custom tray impression material.  It sells for $119.  I had looked into a similar option at the dentist that was closer to $500 for custom trays.  You can buy kits that come with more of the gels.  You currently can’t buy the trays on their own.  It comes with everything you need to make the trays and whiten and full instructions for each step.  You mix up the impression material, spread it evenly on the tray, then press it UP evenly into your teeth.  Then you pull it straight down.  This up/down motion makes sure the trays will fit tightly.  If you wedge it back and forth in your mouth while it’s setting, the trays will actually come out looser and not fit as well.  Oh also, you will drool a lot, so have a towel handy.  Beauty is so sexy.  Always.

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I let my trays dry overnight and then sent them off the next morning to Smile Brilliant.  I got the trays back about a week later.  The trays are clear, thin, and flexible.

This is great for a number of reasons. 1: They both fit easily in my mouth at the same time so my whitening time is cut in half.  2:  The trays being flexible (which was a surprise to me) makes them super easy to clean.  You can really get all the little grooves clean.  I just wet a q-tip and use that to get any extra gel out of the grooves.  They come in a little black case for storage.

The trays make the whitening a hundred times more effective.  I’m so glad I have them.  My teeth were getting so gross, I drink coffee daily and red wine more than I should.  I was at the point where I would never smile with my mouth open, especially not for photos.  Not a great way to feel about yourself.  These trays make a huge difference.

To be honest, the whitening gels aren’t totally my favorite I’ve ever used, but the desensitizing gels are The Jam.  You put them on for five minutes after whitening and they take away tooth sensitivity that can come with whitening.  They are amazing.

I really want this review to focus on the trays, though, because I feel like most whitening tutorials focus on the gels, but if the gels aren’t getting anywhere near your teeth, it doesn’t matter how great they are.  I wanted to show that custom trays can make any level whitening gel, drugstore to dentist level, work better.

Oh, and what’s that?  Did I forget to mention?  Smile Brilliant offered to do a giveaway for my readers!  So make sure you enter so that you can win your own custom trays and full starter kit!!

Here is my before and after, sorry for the extreme close ups, but I wanted to show how white the grooves of my teeth got:

I tried to keep the lighting as consistent as possible, but it is a tiny bit different, as you can see with my skin tone.

I tried to keep the lighting as consistent as possible, but it is a tiny bit different, as you can see with my skin tone.

I’m so excited to have found Smile Brilliant.  I did a ton of research and found them to be the only online place for truly custom trays that are on the same level as the type you would get from your dentist.  Everything else was the kind that you boil then mold to your teeth.  I feel way better about my teeth and don’t feel self conscious about smiling and showing my teeth in pics anymore.  A win for me.  And hopefully a win for you: enter the contest: It ends in 30 days!

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Check out the Smile Brilliant website {here}

You can enter my code “getglam” at checkout for 5% off your purchase on the whole site!!

Thank you for reading and make sure you enter this contest.  I always appreciate the support and feedback I get on these posts.  You guys are great!

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Tooth Whitening Gel by Smile Brilliant

Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sending me these trays for my review and for sponsoring the giveaway!

17 Comments
  • Mike B
    June 22, 2015

    Great results Molly!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      June 22, 2015

      Thank you! 🙂

  • jrafferty0
    June 22, 2015

    Wow! What awesome results, I have been looking for a whitening system and I think I have finally found one! So excited to enter this contest!!!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      June 22, 2015

      Enter, enter, enter!!! 🙂

  • Danyell
    June 22, 2015

    Your results look amazing =]

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      June 22, 2015

      Thank you! I was really happy with them too. And actually kind of surprised when I looked back at the before photo. I’d been whitening over the course of 2 months so I had kind of forgotten what they started out like.

  • carmensalazarlrrmen
    June 22, 2015

    Wow really good results! Love the desensitizing gel 😉

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      June 22, 2015

      Me too! It’s so soothing!

  • erinstelbrinkrdh
    June 22, 2015

    Awesome results girl!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      June 22, 2015

      Thank you!! 🙂

  • Kelley
    June 23, 2015

    I had mine done at the dentist, which I wasn’t that impressed with (and the price!) with a lot of pain for a day afterwards. Have you tried strips (like the crest ones)? If so, how was this process in terms of work and results?

    • Carrie
      June 24, 2015

      It is pricey but the dentist formulas work much better than WhiteStrips IMO… best of luck

      • Girl Get Glamorous
        July 2, 2015

        I agree totally!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      July 2, 2015

      Hi Kelley,

      Yes, I have tried the strips. I liked that I could push them into the crevices of my teeth, because that’s where my teeth seem to get the most stained. However, I didn’t feel like the crest strips really did any whitening. I ended up giving them to a friend, I don’t know if they had better luck than me!

      The best results so far have been from these custom trays with a sample of high end gel from the dentist. I hope this helps!

      Molly

  • Carrie
    June 24, 2015

    Hi Molly,

    Looks fantastic! I bit the bullet and got whitening trays made by my dentist and also invested in the high-end whitening gel (Phillips Zoom NightWhite) and the results are really amazing. I agree that desensitizing gel is a must… I can’t believe how sensitive they afterwards :-O

    Anyway now I have shiny white teeth to go with my new red lipsticks… (see my other post).

    Thanks for all the great reviews and have a wonderful week ahead.

    -Carrie Ann

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      July 2, 2015

      Hi Carrie Ann,

      Yes the desensitizing gels are amazing! And how good does it feel to have super white teeth with bright lipstick?!

      Molly

  • Kathy
    September 14, 2016

    This did not work for me !! I used 4 gels and did not see any results. I do not recommend this product at all!! What a waste of money.

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