FOR 2023 APPLICANTS:
DECISION NOTIFICATIONS WILL GO OUT IN LATE OCTOBER.
The Office cannot respond to phone or email enquiries regarding application status.
FOR 2024 APPLICANTS:
The application window will open again in mid-January 2024. Please carefully read the sections "How to Apply" and "FAQ" to prepare for your application, and visit us again in December 2023 for program updates.
We regret that we are unable to respond to enquiries where the information can already be found on our website.
Welcome to Smiles 4 Canada!
“We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do.”
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 (18 in Manitoba). 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.