2019 applications are now live. Please note that it is an online application ONLY. All submissions must be uploaded into the application system. There will be no acceptance of mailed, faxed or emailed applications or supporting materials. Any applications received in these formats will be returned to you and not considered.
Unfortunately all decisions have not yet been made and we have had to extend the timeline for 2018 applicants. We are sending the decisions as they are received. If you have yet to hear from us, that means the application is still under review.
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.