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A SMILE
FOR KIDS

A Smile For Kids is a nonprofit organization providing free and affordable braces to underserved kids in Oregon 

What We Do

A Smile For Kids removes the obstacle of crooked teeth by providing orthodontic treatment to under-served Oregon children throughout Oregon. A Smile For Kids has a specific focus on helping those kids that are suffering from ridicule and bullying due to the look of their teeth and lack the resources for “braces” without the assistance of A Smile For Kids.

Qualifications for Applying

The child needs to be 11-17 years of age, have a severe need for braces, is without financial resources for treatment, has good oral hygiene habits, and will be living in their current community for a minimum of 2 years. In addition, a professional referral from an adult other than a relative will be contacted to verify that the child is suffering from low self-esteem due to the look of their teeth.

Program Requirements

In addition to orthodontic treatment requirements, all recipients are required to have grades of a "C" or above and volunteer 4 hours per month in their community during the entire treatment time.

How Are We Funded

A Smile For Kids is funded through a combination of discounted services from our partnering orthodontist and generous donations from corporate and private donors. A Smile For Kids does not receive state or federal dollars.

850+

kids have received orthodontic treatment.

64

Oregon orthodontists partner with ASK.

94

percent of ASK kids graduate high school (2014-2018).

1000

 average hours of monthly volunteer service completed by ASK kids.

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