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2024 Applications – Now Closed!

Applications for the 2024 Smiles for Canada program are now closed. The next application period for this program will open mid-January, 2025. Please look online for details.

All 2024 applicants will receive an initial update to our progress by late June/early July 2024, with the final decision awarding successful applicants by October 2024.

Changing the world one smile at a time

A smile is a powerful thing. It can uplift spirits, inspire courage, connect people, and reduce stress levels. Many young people struggle with dental issues that impact their self-esteem and prevent them from smiling confidently. Orthodontic treatment can often resolve these problems, but not every family has the financial means to afford it.

Smiles4Canada 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 helps provide orthodontic treatment to deserving young Canadians, from low-income families, who wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise. To be eligible, applicants must be between 7 and 14 years old (18 in Manitoba). If accepted, patients will receive treatment from a local volunteer orthodontist participating in the program. Families are only responsible for a small administrative fee, typically less than 10% of the total treatment cost.

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