You start the process by filling out the Get Started online form, available here: LINK
A member of our team will contact you within one business day to help you determine which pricing option is appropriate for you: Umbrella Agreement or Standard Agreement.
We will then send you the appropriate agreement for you to either fill out online or fill our manually and return to us.
You can sign and return the “Umbrella Agreement’’ when utilising the Invisalign, Angelalign or SureSmile systems and do not receive corporate or significant volume discounts.
The umbrella agreements allow the cost to be included in your aligner fee –and the only difference is that you pay CAPS your aligner fee and not the aligner company –yet all else will be provided directly by your aligner company.
You are able to sign and return the “Standard Agreement” when utilising the SmileStyler aligner system or if you belong to a corporate group or are receiving a significant discount from Invisalign, SureSmile or AngelAlign or if you just prefer not to be under a CAPS umbrella agreement.
It is very important that you fill in all the details in the agreements–in particular fill out the front page with your name and full address and practice name, fill in the details in schedule 1of Item 6 , Item 7 with all the dentist details and Item 8 with all of the usernames and passwords for all of the relevant sites .
We then need you to return the ENTIRE signed agreement to our office.
Submit your case on your designated Dr site specific to the aligner brand and then also submit the patient name case number on the CAPS portal, with any other notes that would be relevant for the CAPS orthodontist.
CAPS Clinical Experts can give valuable complimentary clinical and technical advice on whether or not a case might be suitable for aligners, evaluate the predictability of the case and take into account your restorative treatment plan.
Upload your patient photos, Xrays and relevant information onto the aligner portal you wish to use for that case and then place an order on the CAPS portal for a complimentary case evaluation – and provide the patient name , ID number and any notes that would be considered to help the CAPS orthodontist in evaluation of the case.
You will receive an answer within 72 hours.
CAPS will do the entire treatment plan; however you will be able to view the modifications made in the Clincheck/digital set up, giving you an understanding of the changes performed by the CAPS team.
The CAPS specialists will go back and forth with the aligner company ensuring the aligner setup is accurate and predictable.
Once the CAPS orthodontists are satisfied with the setup you will receive an email, inviting you to add revision notes or approve the case.
CAPS supports Invisalign, InvisalignGO, AngelAlign, SureSmile and SmileStyler aligner systems.
For a reduced fee, CAPS clinical experts can also manage your midcourse corrections and your case refinements.
Once CAPS has initiated modifications CAPS strongly discourages you from making modifications to your setup as conflicting modifications may confuse the aligner technician.
Hence it is most important that you make no changes until after you receive an email from CAPS notifying yourself that ”Your case is now ready for review.“
As the treating Dr, you are responsible for approving your final treatment plan.
Should you have any questions about your treatment plan or would like further modifications you can communicate with your CAPS Clinical Expert, through adding notes in the appropriate patient on the CAPS portal.
Ideally all communication should be via the CAPS portal.
However if you require more support -then you can contact the CAPS team directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 073 427.
Providing Drs accredited with Invisalign, SureSmile, and AngelAlign who are not part of a corporate group or receiving significant volume discounts, and those doctors agreeing to sign the relevant umbrella group agreement – the CAPS treatment planning service is complimentary.
For SmileStyler Drs or Drs receiving corporate or significant volume discounts or doctors who just prefer not to be under a CAPS umbrella agreement, there is a fee of $450 plus GST which usually will be payable on submission for comprehensive cases, and reduced fees for moderate and Lite cases.
Treatment Planning Optimization is available for Refinements and Mid-Course Corrections for a nominal fee.