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Benefits of Choosing Custom Fitted Teeth Whitening Trays

Whitening trays with peroxide bleaching agent

Teeth whitening trays ensure the gel adheres to your teeth for the duration of each whitening session. Without custom fitted teeth whitening trays it’s very difficult to not only keep the gel in contact with the tooth but even more difficult to bleach away the stains located in the crevices of the teeth as well as the gum lines and molars.

Available at the dentist or at

There is a tray creation process but it is without a doubt worth the wait (approximately 2 weeks from the order date). You have the option of going to your dentist and spending $400+ or and spending $139. Whether you choose to purchase from the dentist or Smile Brilliant the trays will be identical.

Dentist Supplied Trays – If you choose to purchase from your dentist you will schedule an appointment to have your dental impressions taken and they will send it off to a dental lab for the trays to be created. Roughly 2 weeks later your trays will be ready for pickup.

Trays by Smile Brilliant! – when a customer purchases the Smile Brilliant at home teeth whitening tray creation kit everything can be done at home:

  • order the kit and it will arrive at your home in 2 business days
  • follow the instructions provided to make an impression of your upper and lower teeth and send it to the Smile Brilliant lab using the pre-addressed envelope which comes with pre-paid postage
  • 5 days after Smile Brilliant receives your dental impressions your trays will be created and shipped back to you

Benefits of choosing Smile Brilliant over the dentist include:

  • Significant cost savings
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 2 year tray replacement warranty

Using Custom Fitted Teeth Whitening Trays

Once the customer has their teeth whitening trays they will apply carbamide peroxide teeth whitening gel onto the front inner surface of the tray and keep in on for a few hours every day or overnight, depending on how stained their teeth are. The average person will wear their trays for 5-7 days consecutively however those with more severe stains caused by smoking or special conditions such as dental fluorosis may need as many as 20 applications (days). After the initial 7-14 applications it is advised doing 1-2 application every 3-4 months to maintain stain free teeth.

Erin Stelbrink

Erin Stelbrink is a Registered Dental Hygienist with 11+ years of experience as a licensed hygienist and oral health care professional. She holds a passion for researching and acquiring awareness of the latest technologies and methods for providing valuable health care service and clinical treatment. Have more questions? Email Erin at