About the Honest Smiles Program
We believe that everyone deserves to feel good about their smile, regardless of their budget. That is why we created the Honest Smiles Program. Each month, we help a few individuals finance clear aligner treatment using a product such as Candid or SmileDirectClub. In exchange, we ask participants to help us and our visitors by documenting and sharing their teeth straightening journey in a series of web videos. You can checkout Honest Smile videos from current and past participants on our Youtube page.
How much money can I earn/save by participating?
Smile Prep reimburses challenge participants $150, paid out in three installments over the course of your treatment.
Who qualifies to apply?
Anyone over the age of 18 who currently resides in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, or Australia, and who plans to begin treatment with an eligible clear aligner brand, or who has started treatment with an eligible brand within the previous 30 days, is welcome to apply to participate in the Honest Smiles Program. We will do our best to accommodate as many applicants as possible, but we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be chosen to participate at this time.
If you're already several months into your treatment plan, you are unfortunately no longer eligible for this program. However, we do invite you to leave a written clear aligner review in exchange for a $20 Amazon or Starbucks gift card.
**Note: This enrollment page is intended for Honest Smile Applicants living in the United States. Individuals living in Canada, the UK, Ireland, or Australia should checkout our international application pages:
- Canada Honest Smiles Application
- UK & Ireland Honest Smiles Application
- Australia Honest Smiles Application
Why does Smile Prep want participants to document and share their experiences?
At Smile Prep, our mission is to make comfortable, confident smiles a reality for as many people as possible. A large part of that mission involves informing and educating our visitors about new and promising dental products.
We do our best to provide the most honest and accurate product reviews possible, but we also recognize that our own opinions are no substitute for the lived experiences of our visitors. By sharing your journey, you’re helping thousands of others make smart and informed decisions about their teeth.
What sort of documentation is required?
We ask that you record and submit three short videos describing your experience over the course of your care.
- An initial video prior to starting treatment
- A second video midway through treatment
- A final video at the conclusion of your treatment
In addition, we ask that you provide before and after photos and complete a short product review following treatment.
When will I receive my reimbursement?
Participants are reimbursed in three equal installments corresponding to each of the video submissions.
Where will the videos get posted?
Completed review videos are posted to Smile Prep's Youtube Channel. In addition, we often embed these videos on this website (smileprep.com), and other smileprep.com affiliated social accounts. From time to time, we may also include review video footage in ad related content intended to bring greater awareness to clear aligner products that we cover on smileprep.com.
Can I post these videos on my own social accounts?
We want to provide our readers with exclusive review videos, and so we ask that you please do not re-post video content that was submitted in connection with this program on your own social channels. With that said, you're welcome to promote and link to Honest Smile videos published by Smile Prep (and we hope that you do!).
How does Smile Prep fund the Honest Smiles Program?
When you or someone else purchases one of the products that we review on our site, we often earn a small commission. This money goes primarily toward running our business. However, we are able to allocate a portion of our profits toward supporting the Honest Smiles Program.
How can I find out more information about the Honest Smiles Program?
Please forward all inquiries about the Honest Smiles Program to firstname.lastname@example.org.