Smile Brilliant is a dental lab in St. Louis, MO dedicated to making professional teeth whitening affordable for the majority. Dentist will charge $350-$1,000 (in some cities $1,000+) for custom teeth whitening trays; however at Smilebrilliant.com they retail at $89.95. When you visit the dentist for custom teeth whitening trays the assistant will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth from which they create a mold, and then use the mold to make trays that form to your teeth with precision. Some dentist opt to outsource the mold and tray creation to a lab such as Smile Brilliant while others have an assistant do it in office. Either way the entire process takes about 1-2 weeks after they take your impression.
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When you purchase a custom teeth whitening tray creation kit from smilebrilliant.com the kit will arrive in 1-3 business days. Once received you will follow the instructions provided to take your dental impressions (upper and lower). Kits come with 3 sets of impression material in case you make a mistake and need to redo one. After taking your impressions put them into the pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope and mail them back to the Smile Brilliant Lab. You will be notified via email when your impressions have been received (about 1-3 business days) and your trays will be created and shipped within 2-7 business days of receiving them. Once created and shipped back to you an email will be sent with a USPS tracking number. The entire process takes 10-14 days which is roughly the same duration it would take if you went to the dentist.
Step 1: Mix 1 catalyst and 1 base paste together until a solid blue
Step 2: set paste in the impression tray
Step 3: press the tray into teeth so that it covers the gum line
Step 4: Mail Impression to the Smile Brilliant Dental Lab
Step 5: A Smile Brilliant Lab Technician uses the impressions to create a molding of the teeth from which the custom teeth whitening trays are created.
Step 6: Receive your custom teeth whitening trays in the mail within 10 days of shipping them to the lab!
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When using the whitening/bleaching gel you want to keep in mind that there is no real need to whiten the back side of your teeth. With that being said you want to position the gel in the tray to ensure it only comes in contact with the front surface of each tooth as shown in the image below. I went ahead and highlighted the gel in blue for better visibility.
When inserting the trays onto the teeth you want to minimize the amount that is pushed to the bottom of the tray. With that being said you will drag your teeth from the back side of the tray in a way that presses your teeth directly onto the gel as shown in the image with the teeth.
Avoid putting too much gel into the trays because excess gel will be forced out of the tray and into the mouth causing irritation to the tissues of the mouth. In the event this happens simply wipe away the excess with a tissue.
Keep in mind that one gel syringe is good for about 3-4 full treatments of both upper and lower teeth.