2022 Applications Are Now Closed.
Update Oct. 31: If you have not yet received a decision email, please note that we are still matching candidates, and you will receive an email with a decision as soon as possible. The Office is unable to respond to emails or phone calls requesting updates on pending applications. Thank you for your patience.
2023 Applications will open in mid-January 2023.
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.