Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization
that helps children in low-income families receive free orthodontic work.
Above: Visit the
Smile For A Lifetime website
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Frequently Asked Questions
How did this organization begin?
Smile for a Lifetime was establish in Jonesboro, Arkansas,
and developed into a national non-profit in February 2009.
Where is this organization located?
Smile for a Lifetime currently has chapters in 29 U.S. states (as of January 2010)
and we're working hard until the number reaches 50.
Find our existing chapters by visiting the
locate an orthodontist map.
How is your organization structured?
Smile for a Lifetime has an upside-down foundation model and is not top heavy.
We believe that local community leaders should select local children to receive orthodontic
scholarships from the chapter by the orthodontic provider.
How many local chapters currently exist?
This number increases weekly as Smile for a Lifetime has had tremendous growth.
Smile for a Lifetime is not yet two years old and has nearly 80 chapters across the nation.
Why should an orthodontist become involved in this program?
(Answer coming soon.)
Does Smile For A Lifetime have financial needs? How can I give?
Smile for a Lifetime is not two years old yet.
Having national sponsors like TeleVox Software and ORMCO have been tremendous assets. However, S4L does not receive any type of funding from grants,
fees for our orthodontic scholarship recipients, etc.
You may donate to S4L by visiting the
S4L donation page.
All financial gifts are needed and appreciated.
Doesn't the government provide funding for braces
for children of low income families?
This answer varies from state to state with 50 different answers – no joke.
For the most part, the answer is no, although if the need is severe enough, sometimes
Medicaid will pay for part of the treatment.
- Answers provided by the National Executive Director. (January 2011)
Smile for a Lifetime | National Executive Director
4565 Hilton Parkway, Suite 203 | Colorado Springs, CO 80907