ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Gift of Smiles
Smile for a Lifetime is a charitable nonprofit that helps make orthodontic care accessible to children in low-income families and those in special circumstances, such as foster care. With a provider network that stretches across the United States and Canada, S4L links orthodontic providers with children in need. The organization has served thousands of children since its beginning in 2009.
We prioritize our services for low-income families and/or individuals in special situations, such as foster care or other out-of-home placements. Many of these youth are at risk for unfavorable health, academic, and social outcomes because of these challenges, and they are particularly vulnerable when they do not have the positive self-esteem and confidence that come with good oral health. It is our mission to inspire hope in these youth and change their lives in a dramatic way.
At the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, it is our mission to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our communities in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and their community.