Smile Prep may earn a commission when readers use the links on our site to purchase products or services. Smile Prep has established such an arrangement, often referred to as an “affiliate partnership,” with the companies listed below.
These commissions do not result in higher prices for our readers than if they’d purchased without clicking on our links.
Why do we accept payment from companies that we cover?
Commissions we earn from our affiliate relationships enable us to support our team financially, while continuing to provide and maintain Smile Prep as a free and helpful resource.
It requires a significant amount of time, effort and financial resources to provide the most helpful and carefully researched dental guides and reviews we can.
We currently have a small staff that consists of 3 writers and four founders – two of whom work for Smile Prep full-time. We also work closely with a range of technical service providers who support us by maintaining our website and who work to ensure that readers like you are able to discover and benefit from our guides, reviews and other content-based resources.
Under what circumstances does Smile Prep earn a commission from its affiliate partners?
We often earn a commission when our readers (a) click on links (“affiliate links”) on smileprep.com to our affiliate partners’ websites, and (b) subsequently:
- purchase their products or services, or,
- express interest in their products or services by filling out their lead forms, or by providing them their contact information.
Smile Prep’s Affiliate Partnerships (North America Only)
|Affiliate Partner||Actions that result in commissions*|
|AlignerCo||- Purchase of aligners|
- Purchase of an impression kit
|Amazon||- "qualifying purchases" under Amazon Associates program|
|Auraglow||- Purchase of any product on auraglow.com|
|Burst||- Purchase of whitening kits and product bundles|
|Byte||- Purchase of an impression kit|
|Candid||- Submission of Candid's Smile Assessment|
|DentalInsurance.com||- Submission of an insurance application|
|Glo Science||- Purchase of any product on gloscience.com|
|hismile||- Purchase of any product on us.hismileteeth.com|
|NewSmile||- Purchase of aligners|
- Purchase of an impression kit
|SportingSmiles||- Purchase of any product on sportingsmiles.com|
|Removable Veneers USA||- Purchase of veneers|
|Snow Cosmetics||- Purchase of any product on trysnow.com|
*Whether we ultimately receive a commission depends upon a number of factors, including: (a) the duration of time between when a reader clicks on an affiliate links and takes a commissionable action, (b) whether a reader has previously or subsequently clicked on affiliate links on 3rd party websites, and (c) whether a reader later cancels or refunds their purchase. Our affiliate partners often use third party services, such as ShareASale, Impact, and Everflow, to track our link clicks and to determine when we are eligible for a commission.
Why Does Smile Prep Have Affiliate Partnerships with Some but not all of the Companies it Covers?
We generally attempt to set up affiliate partnerships with all of the companies we cover in detail. However, there are many reasons Smile Prep may not have an affiliate relationship with a particular company covered on smileprep.com. Common reason include:
- Not all companies offer affiliate payments to companies like Smile Prep.
- Certain companies may impose expectations or requirements on their affiliate partners that Smile Prep is unable or unwilling to comply with.
- Our main priority is our content; we may simply not have gotten around to setting up a particular affiliate relationship.