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Smiles Donated: Unpacking Gifted Smiles

Gifted Smiles is a program of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) that provides necessary orthodontic treatments to children of families who lack access to care.

Providing Care to Those in Need

The goal of Gifted Smiles is to provide children with access to a beautiful and healthy smile. Therefore, our main purpose remains the same as it was the day the program was founded over a decade ago: to create opportunities for children to access professional and individual orthodontic intervention by a volunteer network of AAO members. Gifted Smiles provides treatment nationwide and has helped thousands of children love their smile and functional bite.

Sorry for the inconvenience; the Gifted Smiles application portal and process have been temporarily placed on hold.  Our goal is to have the application portal open again by early 2024.  If you have already started the application process for donated orthodontic services, you will also be contacted in early 2024.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Your child is 18 years old or younger.
  • Your total family income is 200% of the poverty level or less. (See chart below.)
  • Your child receives regular dental care and has good oral hygiene.
  • Your child is not currently in orthodontic treatment or in between phases of treatment.
  • Your child has not received previous orthodontic treatment.
Number of People
in your Household
United States Maximum Yearly Income
(Excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
Alaska
Max Yearly Income
Hawaii
Max Yearly Income
2$34,840$43,540$40,080
3$43,920$54,900$50,520
4$53,000$66,260$60,960
5$62,080$77,620$71,400
6$71,160$88,980$81,840
7$80,240$100,340$92,280
8$89,320$111,700$102,720
Gifted Smiles program income guidelines follow 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
The United States Department of Health & Human Services establishes the Federal Poverty Level and adjusts annually.