Our mission is 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. We encourage each of our orthodontic scholars (children who receive free braces) to pay it forward in their communities through service.
Currently, we are 1 of 125 chapters serving 45 states across North America with movement to increase those numbers to more than 200 chapters in the next five years. We are excited that you found us!
Pay It Forward.
We ONLY award scholarships from children ages 11-18 who need orthodontic services and are unable to afford braces.
PLEASE NOTE: For children who apply, the application process is competitive and scholarships are limited. Because scholarships are awarded based on criteria within the application. 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! All scholarship recipients should be willing and prepared to participate in community service projects.