Lifestyle habits can cause stains to build up up on the outside of the teeth and make them look darker than they once were.
This product may make your teeth appear whiter, by removing surface stains.
It will not change the natural colour of your teeth in the same way that professional whitening / bleaching can.
Several minutes spent reading our article about the best approaches to teeth whitening will save you a lot of money and effort, as it tells you all you need to know.
Alternatively we have a dedicated hub page with lots of articles on teeth whitening that you can view.
- It can potentially improve the colour of your teeth by removing stains
- Everyone will get different results
- Uses a cheap and potentially damaging bleach
- Claim of being ‘professional’ are misleading
- Trays are difficult to mould with a poor fit
Does it actually work?
We understand you want whiter teeth, but this might not be the right product for you.
Tooth whitening is a complex process and every person’s circumstances and results are different (although the adverts and claims from many manufacturers don't make this clear).
This product may work to remove surface stains from your teeth, but it will not change the natural colour of your teeth in the same way that professional whitening / bleaching will.
Teeth whitening - a quick explainer
There is a general misunderstanding of how whitening products work, which is why we've covered the topic in detail.
Some products, such as the one being reviewed here, remove stains. This is not the same as professional bleaching carried out by a dentist, and this is where much of the confusion stems from.
Before choosing a product or procedure, it’s important to understand the basics. This small investment of time will save you money and improve your oral health.
Whether opting for a stain removal product or professional bleaching, there are cost-effective options available, which we cover throughout our content.
We encourage you to learn more about teeth whitening, and the following articles (created by our in-house dentist) are a great place to start:
If you're interested in whitening, our overall advice is to visit the dentist before using a whitening product, but you can find a more detailed explanation of this by reading the links shared above.
We've also created this short video, which further explains how stain removal products may not work the way you think:Watch Our Teeth Whitening Video Course
Before & after results
Everyone’s teeth are different.
Our lifestyles, genetics and medical conditions all have an influence on our teeth.
Some people have heavily stained teeth, whilst others do not.
Briyte works by removing surface stains and may make your teeth appear whiter, but it will not change the natural colour of your teeth.
The results you achieve by using the Briyte whitening kit will be different to me.
I have tried many different products and have little to no staining on my teeth.
Because of these circumstances, it would therefore be inaccurate to show before and after images to suggest what results you might get, because simply put, your before and after results may be very different.
However, to give you an idea, visit our teeth whitening before and after page, and you can see the kind of results you can expect from a stain removal product such as this, and the results you can expect from professional bleaching.
If you head to www.briyte.com the suggested selling price is £89.99.
For a ‘professional’ kit you might think this is a pretty realistic price as most dentists provided whitening trays range from about £100-300
However, the buy now button links off to Amazon, where the typical selling price of this kit is around £17, but can often be purchased for just £15.
Considering what you get in the package it is somewhat surprising that it is offered at such a low price.
Similar products sell for £20 or more with many being in the £30-40 price range.
The truth is you can’t sell a professional quality kit for such a low price.
Where To Buy
The only outlet through which you can buy Briyte’s whitening kit is from Amazon, their own website directs you there.
As far as I am aware this is not sold in any stores in towns or cities across the country.
This is not a product we recommend purchasing, though, as will become clear if you read the rest of our review.
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Taste, Packaging etc
If you read the sales page for this kit I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that this was a fantastic option to achieve, brighter and whiter looking teeth.
However, as you have already discovered with the warning at the start of this review, whilst your teeth may appear whiter after use, it is only actually going to remove surface staining on the teeth.
You might be ok with this and get the whitening effect you desire.
However, there are many that will be dissatisfied with the results, because they have little or no staining on their teeth and will see no benefit to using this kit.
From what is provided in the package, initial impressions make it seem quite professional, but when you dig down into it and understand some of the components a little more you begin to see where this so called ‘professional’ kit is well, not professional.
What you get in the pack is:
- 3 x 3ml Briyte whitening gels
- 2 x Mouldable mouth trays
- 1 x Briyte mouth LED light
- 1 x Briyte kit user manual
- 1 x Briyte tooth shade guide
- 2 x LED light batteries
- 1 x Prize draw flyer
One of the most important elements for effective whitening is good contact of the whitening gel with the tooth surfaces.
Many kits, this Briyte one included, use trays to hold the gel against the teeth in your mouth.
Unlike many kits, that offer a one size fits all solution, the idea with Briyte is that the provided trays are moulded to fit your teeth.
In theory, the moulding will give a better fit and in turn better gel contact and whitening (stain removal) results.
How it works is as follows.
You boil about 4 inches worth of water, then leave it to cool for 6-7 minutes.
You place one of the trays into the water for 10-12 seconds until it begins to soften.
You then place the softened tray into the mouth, over one arch of teeth. Press it down gently then you suck out the air and excess water, essentially creating a vacuum so the plastic tray wraps to the teeth. You leave it in place for 10-15 seconds as it moulds and cools.
You then remove it and place it in cold water for about 10 seconds to let the mould set.
You then repeat this process with the other mould for the other arch of teeth.
The problem is that the resulting mould is terrible.
Yes, there is a bit of customisation and demarcation of the teeth, but it really wasn’t too much different from the unmoulded tray. It was a very long way from the custom moulded tray you would get if it was made by a dentist.
Just to be sure I repeated this process several times to see if I could improve the fit and moulding, each time in the presence of our in-house dentist Dr Chauhan.
Assuming you complete the moulding process, you are then supposed to use scissors to trim the trays to cut away excess material from the tops of the trays at the gum line to avoid possible gel contact and irritation.
In itself this is a good step, but if you are doing this on your own, it is easy to get this cutting stage wrong, and quite honestly make the tray even worse. This is really because when you come to cut the tray, you can’t see where exactly your gum line is. You need some markings on the mould to follow really, so you have a more accurate idea of where the gumline is.
It is worth knowing also, because the trays are so difficult to mould, even if you do, it might not be immediately obvious to you, which tray is which arch of teeth. Hopefully you will be able to tell, but just a word of warning.
Assuming you follow these steps, next is the whitening process.
Before you begin, you may want to compare your current tooth colour to that on the provide shade guide, to get an idea of how white your teeth end up being.
Provided in the kit are 3 tubes/syringes of Briyte whitening gel, each containing 3ml.
You place a small drop of the gel in each tooth impression (if you manage to get any) within the moulded mouth tray.
You then place the trays in the mouth and press on them to ensure a tight fit and good contact.
If you have any excess gel coming out of the trays, you should wipe it off with a tissue.
Once positioned in the mouth, this is when you then hold the Briyte mouth LED light up to the teeth.
Powered by 2 x CR2025 batteries, when switched on a blue light is emitted.
You need to hold this light in front of the teeth for 10 minutes.
The light essentially accelerates the whitening process and perceived results.
It works in a couple of ways.
The light can cause a heat which dries out the teeth a little. This is helped by the glycerin in the gel. This dehydration of the teeth causes the teeth to look whiter.
The blue light can also cause natural and artificial light to reflect of the tooth surface in a way that gives a whiter look to the teeth for a short period of time.
In reality, this LED is not required. It does not provide much (if any) heat (like the lights used by dentists) and the likely enhancements are limited.
Once you have used the light, you then continue to wear the trays for at least another 10 minutes, but anything up to 45 minutes in total.
The directions do suggest gradually increasing the time you wear the trays for, which is sensible.
For example for the first couple of days you may wear for 20 minutes, then 30 minutes for day 3 and 4 and then maybe 40 minutes on day 5.
Once the desired time has passed, remove the trays and rinse them clean with warm water.
It is not suggested as a necessary step, but you might want to brush your teeth after if the gel has left a residue on the teeth.
You then repeat this process daily until you get the desired results.
The directions in the documentation suggest 5 shades whiter in just 5 days.
For the most heavily stained teeth, this might be possible, but for most people this will not be.
Even professional gels with a much higher strength bleaching agent can take a little longer than this.
The documentation even has a place to log/track your whitening for up to 4 weeks.
I presume this is how long they expect the gels to last for, but I am unable to confirm for sure as I have not actually used for the reasons previously specified. I would surmise given that you have a total of 9ml of get you might only get a couple of weeks from this.
The ingredients within the gels in this kit are listed in the ingredients section below. What you should know is that this does not contain dentist approved bleaches/peroxides.
Instead it has a low volume of citric acid (0.2%) in it and sodium chlorite (1%) which together mix to form a cheap kind of bleach that can essentially help clean the external surfaces of the tooth. This will not change the natural tooth colour, like the dentist provided whitening gels will.
There is also a large volume of glycerin (68.1%) which is relatively harmless but is known to have a dehydrating effect on the teeth. When teeth are dehydrated they can look whiter.
Included in the pack also is a leaflet to visit a website to win £50, which seems a bit out of place, especially as the web address given is: http://www.myelectromobiles.com/win/
However as it turns out, it is a way of encouraging reviews (of all star ratings) for the product on Amazon.
Taking into consideration the mouth trays, gels and the time spent using the kit the results and speed at which any whitening will be achieved, you are much better spending your money on a professional scale and polish from a hygienist or just committing to using a good toothbrush tooth brushing routine with a good toothbrush and toothpaste.
The included ingredients within theis kit are:
Water 20%, DL-Menthol 0.2%, Cellulose Gum 10%, EDTA 0.5%, Sodium Chlorite 1%, Citric Acid 0.2% and Glycerin 68.1%.
Briyte suggest that their product bleaches the teeth. It may do this, but it does not do it using the most common bleaches, which are hydrogen and carbamide peroxide (dispensed by dentists).
Instead Bryite uses acids and sodium chlorite which together create a cheap and less effective bleach equivalent.
This acidic approach will attack the enamel of the teeth and can potentially cause lasting damage.
This gel is to be applied to the trays provided in the pack, but the trays do not mould very well and are a very poor fit.
Such a poor fit and the suggested cutting of the trays means that there is a high likelihood of the gel then coming into contact with the delicate gum tissue. This should be avoided. If it does come into contact, sensitivity is a likely consequence for many people.
The ingredients were listed on a label stuck to the back of the plastic bag in which the kit came supplied. There is no details of the ingredients within the manual/documentation or on the syringe of gel.
The kit did have a use by date on it, which at the time of receipt was about 3 months away.
Given that the kit is supposed to last for 4 weeks, that doesn’t give a lot of flexibility in my mind.
What confuses me more, is on the packaging is a 12 month symbol and the documentation inside says it has a shelf life of 24 months. So, which is right?!
There is little in the way of safety information in the documentation.
Included in the kit are no details on how to contact the company if you have any questions or queries, and there are no such details on their website. No email address, contact number or physical address.
There is, in small print, an address on the packaging. It is not clearly marked as the company address, but do a search for it and it turns out to be a community centre in South Ruislip, which seems a bit odd to me?!
More investigation, has revealed the company who sell this product on Amazon have provided a residential address in Ruislip as the communication address but the business address is of the community centre.
All of these give me and the dental team here at Electric Teeth cause for concern over the quality and safety of the product.
There is very little that gives reassurances that this is a ‘professional’ kit.
Is it eco-friendly?
There are very few, if any eco-friendly elements to this product and in fact it is only adding to the environmental issues this world is facing right now.
To be fair, the kit is not marketed to be eco-friendly.
However, the reason it of concern is that we believe, if you were to buy this kit, it is very likely that you would want to dispose of it, as it is going to disappoint in many ways and is unlikely to deliver the results you really want.
Aside from the paper documentation, everything is plastic.
The label actually shows the mobius loop, which indicates that the objects are capable of being recycled or will be collected in all recycling collection systems.
However, going by the local recycling services of our team, we highly doubt this as such items would not be considered compliant.
The provided LED light is essentially not required and should really be disposed of correctly due to the electrical elements, including batteries which are built in.
If you did continue to use Briyte, you can purchase extra gel, but this is provided, pre-measured 3ml syringes and these come in packs of 3 only.
There is no option for larger or bulk purchase.
Other whitening products from Briyte
Briyte offer a whitening pen, activated charcoal toothpaste and powder.
Whilst I have not gone hands on with any of these products, the reality is that they ‘whiten’ teeth by removing external stains on the tooth surface, making them look whiter by removing any discolouration, rather than actually changing the natural tooth colour.
What we would like to see improved
There is quite a lot we would like to see improved with Briyte.
Initially Briyte need to be clearer about how their product works.
It is a stain removal product and cannot change the natural colour of the tooth. However, none of their marketing materials or packaging suggest this.
They imply it is similar to the kits offered by dental professionals, it is not.
You cannot get results anywhere near as good as you can from a dentist provided whitening kit when using Briyte.
They say within the documentation ‘increase the whiteness of your teeth 5 shades in only 5 days’. There are no caveats or disclaimers here. The reality is that this is not possible for all. It is misleading.
They suggest the light is supposed to replicate the light used in surgery. This is an LED light and is a lot less powerful and different to the UV light used in dental practices.
The removal of ‘professional’ from their product would be advisable.
Additional information on safety could be provided also.
It would be nice to see a way to contact the company and also have the ingredients listed within the documentation, not just on a sticker on the packaging.
Whilst many companies selling whitening products could do more to educate buyers on the difference between stain removal and teeth bleaching, Briyte are perhaps one of the worst offenders.
Ratings / Conclusion
As we’ve mentioned in the results section, it’s difficult for us (or anybody else) to systematically test numerous whitening products.
For this reason, we have chosen to omit star ratings.
However, below you can find a summary of our closing thoughts.
Avoid Briyte, for the benefit of your oral health, there are better whitening/stain removal products available.
Having sought the opinion of our in house dentist Dr Chhaya Chauhan, there is nothing that is professional about this teeth whitening kit.
Many have and will continue to get results that do not meet expectations, don’t let yourself be one of those people.
A good toothbrush, toothpaste and brushing routine can achieve as good as results as is possible here with Briyte.
- Does it contain peroxides?
- No, there are no peroxides in this kit.
- Does it hurt?
- I have not used this product first hand for reasons previously mentioned. It should not hurt, but it is quite possible if the gel were to come into contact with the gums that some sensitivity would be experienced.
- How long does it last?
- It is unclear exactly how long it will last. Given the 3 syringes have 3ml of gel in them, it seems not all that long, perhaps a couple of weeks. Although the documentation offers up to 4 weeks of tracking your shade, so perhaps you should get 4 weeks use from the gel.
Do you own or have you used the Briyte professional teeth whitening kit?
Are there certain things that you really like or dislike?
Let me and other readers of this article know what you think, by commenting below. Your feedback and opinions are incredibly valuable.
Last updated: 2019-09-15 at 19:03 // Source: Amazon Associates