The Application for 2020 is Now Open!
2020 applications are open to candidates born in 2006 or later (2002 for Manitoba only).

If any regional application maximum is reached before the deadline date of March 31st, 2020 the application window for that region will close early.

The Province of Ontario has received its maximum number of applications for 2020 and is no longer accepting applications. Please re-visit us in mid-January 2021 for the next application window.

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 (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.

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