2023 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Before you start your application:
1) Carefully and thoroughly read all pages regarding the application process, program criteria and timelines, and information to be included in your application.
2) This information can be found under the "How to Apply" and "FAQ" sections.
Due to high call and email volume:
Smiles4Canada staff are currently unable to respond to general program questions that are already answered on this website.
If you have a specific question about your family's application, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as we can.
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.
How we Evaluate Your Application