Wedding Preparation: At Home Teeth Whitening
Hey Brides: I'm gonna break it for ya. Wedding planning can get very stressful before you get to enjoy one of the most special moments of a couple's life (but trust me, it is so worth it!). As a bride who just said yes a few weeks ago and went through it all, I am here to shed some light into one of the most important items on a wedding checklist: getting a beautiful white smile for the big day!
The bride is the center of attention on any wedding. Your dress, your hair, your makeup, your smile, your body... be ready to get all eyes and cameras turned your way the moment you walk down the aisle.
That means that we go through a lot of pressure during the entire wedding planning, trying to make sure everything will go according to plan.
It's a lot to manage, specially if you're having a DYI wedding like I did.
Are you looking for a cost effective whitening treatment that can deliver professional results? Continue reading!
When Smile Brilliant reached out asking me to try their product, first I did my research on the company and how effective and safe their treatment was. I wasn't taking any chances of risking my big day smile.
I learned that their staff used to create whitening trays for local dentists and then developed a system that allows people to easily make their own dental impressions at home, eliminating dentist visits and consequently cutting down a great part of the treatment's cost.
Their method works to remove stains and get your teeth as close as possible to their natural color. It's a longer process but the results seem to be permanent (some people can see improvements within 4-7 days, and others may need 10-14 days of treatment before noticing results).
Why Smile Brilliant?
There are tons of whitening solutions around. In fact, there are so many it can get overwhelming to choose (laser, strips, trays, etc). In my case, I was searching for cheap ways of getting my teeth whiten because, well, weddings are expensive, and whether you're getting married or not, who doesn't want to save money anyways?!
I had tried whitening strips before and even though my teeth did look whiter right after the treatment, the result was uneven color as the strips would not stay in place or cover all of my teeth. I also noticed that this method provided temporary improvements that only lasted for a couple days. So, I decided to use Smile Brilliant and it did work very well for me.
How does it work?
The secret is: Custom-fitted trays! Getting the trays is a simple and straight forward process. Every package comes with step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and take less than 15 minutes. You make the impressions with the putty & plastic trays in the comfort of your own home and mail everything to their lab in the envelope included with paid postage. They mail the custom trays back in a few days and you're ready to start right away. To whiten, brush your teeth with water, rinse the trays, add teeth whitening gel, put the trays on and let this thing work its magic for at least 45 min. Then, desensitize for 20 min and you're done for the day.
Tip: I've found that the best time of the day to whiten is right before bed as you won't eat or drink for hours after each session.
The company advices that "in order to obtain the best results, it's good practice to avoid consuming coffee, tea, dark colored soda, red wine, berries, candy, red sauces, beets, chocolate or any other foods that have a propensity to stain your teeth for 24 hours after a teeth whitening session. This will help your whitening process."
The truth is that your wedding will be beautiful and unforgettable, and no one will really notice if your team improvises some rocks to hold the photo backdrop together so it wouldn't fly away with the wind (true story!). No missing details could ever harm a celebration of love! Of course, we still worry. But I hope that after reading a little about my experience you feel a bit more relieved. Don't forget to enjoy this special day and smile fearlessly!
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Post Sponsored by Smile Brilliant. Text and opinion is based on my own experience and the results obtained with the product.