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Dear Applicants,

Welcome to the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation Application Site!

About Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

The mission of S4L is to create self-confidence, inspire hope and change the lives of children in their 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. We encourage each of our orthodontic scholars (children who receive free braces) to pay it forward in their communities through service. 

Currently, there are 150 chapters serving 45 states across North America with movement to increase those numbers to more than 200 chapters in the next five year. We are excited that you found us!

We are looking for children ages 11-17 who need braces (orthodontic services) and are unable to afford these services.

Please note: Scholarships are limited.  The application process is competitive. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria within the application. So it is important to take your time when filling out the application and share those things that you want the screening committee to know about you and why braces will make a difference in your life!