Think for a moment about the qualities you’d like for your child to have. For many parents, qualities like kindness, thoughtfulness, and confidence top the list. But did you know that one of those qualities is actually greatly affected by orthodontic care?

That’s right! A bright, beautiful smile can make all the difference in your child’s confidence and self-esteem!

While orthodontic care could be the missing link in allowing thousands of children feel the confidence they need to succeed, the cost of braces is often a barrier. We’re excited to let Central Indiana families know how to get braces for free!

Relationship Between Orthodontic Care and Confidence

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, orthodontic treatment does so much more than just straighten teeth. An attractive smile has lots of emotional benefits as orthodontic care brings teeth, lips, and face into proper proportion. Treatments like braces and retainers have been shown to drastically improve patients’ confidence, self-esteem, and overall health as well!

Bringing FREE Orthodontic Care to Central Indiana Families in Need

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we believe every child deserves a beautiful smile, as well as the confidence and improved general health that comes with it. However, we understand that the cost of braces can be a major factor in getting children the orthodontic treatment they need.

That’s why we launched Stats 4 Smiles™, our new program offering free braces to families in need through all of our seven offices in Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

Through the program, we’ll be teaming up with local athletes like five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon to change lives through the gift of free braces. Each time one of our partner players win, score big, or make a big play during a game, we will gladly donate our time, skill, and resources to treat a deserving child in Central Indiana at no cost!

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How to Apply for Stats 4 Smiles

We believe that proper orthodontic care can change a community! We would love to serve everyone in financial need, we can only consider candidates who meet the following guidelines:

  • Do not have family income that exceeds 200% of federal poverty level.
  • Must be no younger than 11 and no older than 19 years of age.
  • Live within a 60-minute drive of one of our 7 offices.
  • Maintain good hygiene practices and visited a dentist in the past 6 months.
  • Showcase an esthetic or functional need for braces.
  • Currently enrolled in school with satisfactory performance.
  • Demonstrate a positive demeanor.
  • Adhere to our treatment plan.
  • Exhibit a desire to impact their local community through volunteer service and/or extracurricular activities.

Are you wondering how much braces cost, or how to pay for braces? Visit our Stats 4 Smiles page to apply! Stats 4 Smiles scholarship candidates can qualify by either applying themselves or via nomination from a teacher, healthcare professional, coach, community leader, etc. Potential candidates will be kept on file, and when our partner athletes achieve their goals, our selection committee will name the next recipient of a brand new smile.

All of us at Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics are excited to bring free braces and Invisalign to Central Indiana children in need. By partnering with professional athletes, Stats 4 Smiles helps us play to win for our community!

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