Due to overwhelming demand, applications for Smiles 4 Canada are now closed for 2017.

Applications postmarked by September 30, 2017 will be processed.

For 2018, we will be moving to a new application process with clear deadlines in order to help as many families as possible. Please visit us again soon for more details.

We are excited and honoured that we have been able to help 108 children start orthodontic treatment in 2017, and we are looking forward to even greater success in 2018!


Welcome to Smiles 4 Canada!

“We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do.”
-Mother Teresa

A smile is a very powerful thing.  Unfortunately, many young people have dental problems that make them self-conscious and stop them from smiling.  Many of these problems can be corrected with orthodontic treatment, but not every family has the financial resources to afford orthodontic treatment.  

Smiles 4 Canada is a program run by the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Orthodontics (CFAO) in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO).  The program facilitates the orthodontic treatment of deserving young Canadians who would otherwise not be able to afford treatment.  Applicants to the program must be under 14 years old.  Patients who are accepted for treatment through the program will be treated by a local participating orthodontist.  Patients’ families are only required to pay a small administrative fee, generally less than 10% of a complete course of treatment.

What could your child do with a smile?

Interested?  Check our Patient FAQ for more information on how to apply.

For more information, download our brochure here.

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