Disclosure: I received a set free in order to conduct the review, my opinion is 100% my own and no other compensation was received for this review.
When it comes to gifts for the Holidays the more useful or practical a gift the better. So when given the opportunity to include the Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System in the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide I thought about who would like to received this as a gift. At first I thought would it be possible to gift something so personal to someone without offending them and then I thought, yes especially since this is such a high quality kit. The overall system is far advanced of something you would buy at your local drugstore. This system is on par with the professional cleaning systems you would utilize at the dentist at a significantly lower cost. That being said, this is an item you gift specifically to someone who has in the past complained about their less than white teeth or to someone who has just completed braces. It can also be a wonderful gift for someone in the wedding planning process. Every bride to be wants her teeth to be sparkling white when they take all their wedding photos. Now that we have gone over the nitty gritty of how to gift it, let's talk about why this system specifically makes a wonderful gift idea.
The Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System is a multi-step process that literally brings the dentist office into the comfort of your home. The first step in the process is to make the molds of your teeth, this is an idiot-proof process. I can attest to this personally as I was super weary about molding my teeth. I have what have been called as unique teeth in other words I have an overbite and quite a bit of crowding. That being said normal trays don't fit so mold trays are a major plus and these were easier than I thought to mold. If you can play with playdough you can make your molds for this system. Once you mail them in 10 days later you receive the ready to use perfect fit trays.
Above are my tray molds, as you can see the blue molding material is pressed into plastic trays. I sent it off and the people over at Smile Brilliant! get to work making plaster molds of my teeth.
Pretty cool plaster molds of my teeth were made, you can see the craftmanship required to handle all types of teeth. You won't received the plaster molds of your teeth as I did, but that was just to show me the overall process. Plus, I mean how cool is that it's my teeth!
After they complete the molding process they send you perfectly fitted molds that are sturdy. The actually whitening solution is at a level 22% hydrogen peroxide, in a concentrated gel that you feed out from a prefilled syringe. Each kit comes with several that are enough for many applications. If you or the person your gifting it to has sensitive teeth then I recommend them also ordering the desensitizing gel with the system. The desensitizing gel helps I can attest, but after the first application I found I didn't really need it.
After the first usage I saw a significant whitening especially on the two teeth I have that are yellower than the rest. For the most part my teeth are pretty white, but my two sharpest teeth always have a yellow hue and it drives me nuts. I did 7 days of treatments and they were significantly closer to the rest of my teeth, although not perfect. That being said I suspect its more that they are just naturally a bit darker than the rest of my teeth, but they are definitely not as yellow as they were. For those of you with teeth yellowing from coffee or tobacco I could see this being a huge smile changer. If you are interested in picking up one for yourself or to gift to someone who would love a Brilliant! White Smile head over to www.Smilebrilliant.com!