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If you’re suffering from the effects of grinding your teeth, keep reading!
If you grind your teeth you’ll definitely want to protect them with a night guard. If you see the dentist regularly they should be able to tell you how your grinding is causing wear on your teeth (even if you don’t notice).
Night guards protect our teeth from the effects of grinding and clenching while we sleep – which can cause discomfort, damage to our teeth and jaw over time.
In my case, the dentist noticed that I was grinding my teeth and told me I needed a night guard asap because my teeth were actually breaking (yikes). They offered to create me a custom night guard, but it would have cost more than $450 and my appointment was months out!
I immediately started looking online to see if there were any affordable night guards I could get sooner online. That’s when I found Smile Brilliant and reached out to them.
Smile Brilliants Night Guard was actually rated #1 Best Overall by SleepFoundation.org in 2021 for the unique combination of comfort, durability, affordability, customization and lifetime reorder.
Their night guards are made with the same materials and craftsmanship as your local dentist.
This really intrigued me, I wanted a really good night guard that was affordable, would last long, and allow me to easily replace when needed. Smile Brilliant seemed to check all the boxes and the process seemed easy enough.
Before I get into my full experience of ordering and using my Smile Brilliant Night Guard, I wanted to just give you a little more information on who they are and what they do. If you just want to see my review feel free to skip ahead.
Who or What is Smile Brilliant?
Smile Brilliant is made up of dental professionals with more than 30 years of teeth whitening experience. For decades, the Smile Brilliant staff created custom-fitted whitening trays for local dentists. After realizing that more than 70% of the cost & time associated with professional teeth whitening revolves around trips to the dentist (office “chair time”), they decided to create a system that allows their customers to make their own dental impressions at home. Cool right?
By eliminating a trip to the dentist, they eliminate much of the cost you would otherwise pay. Plus you get to stay in the comfort of your own home.
Smile Brilliant’s lab-direct process makes achieving professional results at an affordable price easy. In the last few years, they’ve taken this model and expanded their line of oral health products to include:
- Night Guards – protect your teeth from the effects of clenching & grinding (my review below)
- Water Flossers– floss teeth more effectively & comfortably using targeted water pressure
- Plaque Highlighters– for kids & adults – use temporary oral dye to show areas plaque is gathering so it can be removed by good brushing
- Oral Probiotics– replace healthy microbiome after brushing to repopulate with good bacteria for optimal oral health
These new products are exactly why I became interested in Smile Brilliant. I also loved the fact that they have a 45-day money-back guarantee. Now let’s get to my review!
MY SMILE BRILLIANT REVIEW AND EXPERIENCE
I’ve been using my Smile Brilliant Night Guard for a few weeks now and honestly, I wish I had ordered one sooner.
You basically order your kit, create your impressions once you get the kit, and mail it in.
Once they get your impression they start making your guard right away and mail it to you.
DOING MY IMPRESSIONS WITH THE SMILE BRILLIANT MOUTH GUARD KIT
Sounds easy right?
Smile Brilliant sent me my Impression kit and while it seemed easy enough, I must admit I was nervous to do the impression myself.
It took me a few days to actually open the box and start the impressions, I wanted to make sure I read the instructions, had everything prepared, and was ready to go.
They have instructions included and I was able to create a good impression on my first try. Don’t worry they give you extra material JUST IN CASE you get the first one wrong.
The “hardest” part I would say is just making sure the paste doesn’t harden before you make your impression. They make sure you know this and give you clear step-by-step instructions so MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
I also watched this video (below) from Smile Brilliant and that helped me a lot. The girl in the video is using the teeth whitening kit and not the night guard kit so she has two impressions to make but the process is the same. If you order the night guard you’ll only have to make one impression of either the upper or the lower.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DENTAL IMPRESSIONS FROM SMILE BRILLIANT
You can choose to do an impression of your upper or lower teeth. For me, I felt the upper teeth would be the best option.
Below is a picture of my impression kit along with my first impression. It wasn’t that hard after carefully reading the instructions and watching the video. They even give you the option to email them a picture of your impression if you want them to review it before you put it in the mail. You can call their help line as well.
Once my impression was done I left it to harden per instructions then rinsed it and put it in the return mailer. I mailed my impression in and about two weeks later I got my night guard in the mail.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like much but it is so comfortable and I love how it feels at night. It fit perfectly and definitely helps! I feel much better knowing my teeth are being protected at night while I sleep and my teeth have not been hurting.
Below is a picture of my night guard, I love that it’s not bulky and it’s soft and forms to my teeth.
WHAT SMILE BRILLIANT NIGHT GUARD KIT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Smile Brillant offers three different options when it comes to the night guard. The Intro Package, Moderate Package, & the Deluxe Package. The Deluxe Package will give you the best bang for your buck (I got this one) but if you just want to give them a try you can certainly go with the Intro Package especially if you’re on a tight budget.
HOLIDAY SALE! Right now they are running a Holiday Sale which will get you the intro package for as low as $97! Now is a great time to try them out. If you’re reading this after the sale, be sure to use the Smile Brilliant Promo Code in the next section to grab 20% off your order (cannot be combined with the sale).
All packages come with your custom-fitted night guard(s) & travel case. Also, your dental impressions are kept on file for easy reorder so you won’t have to do an impression every time you need a replacement.
The best part is that if you ever need a replacement guard – you can simply order a new one at any time for almost nothing (depending on the plan you choose they start at just $25 for replacements).
Money-Back Guarantee! Worried you’ll waste money? Try it out for 45 days and if you are not completely happy, they will issue a full refund. Check out their guarantee here.
Smile Brilliant Discount Code
You can thank the Smile Brilliant team for this! They are offering Esavingsblog readers 20% off Sitewide! Just use code: ESAVINGS20 at checkout! This code cannot be combined with the holiday sale going on now (it’s a hot sale so definitely take advantage of it).
Protecting your teeth now can save you hundreds of dollars in the future so I highly recommend getting a night guard if you grind your teeth and also visit your dentist regularly.
Smile Brilliant was gracious enough to also offer my readers a Giveaway! Best part? You can choose your prize! Choice of either a T3 Sensitive Whitening system or Introductory Night Guard Package.
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The giveaway is sponsored by Smile Brilliant and open to US Only.