How to Get Free Braces or Invisalign in Central Indiana

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have the chance to show off a healthy, happy smile —and this should not be a missed opportunity simply because of a family’s inability to pay. And so we are thrilled to launch Stats 4 Smiles™ which offers families in need scholarships for free braces and Invisalign. This program is available through all of our seven Central Indiana offices in Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

How it Works

We’ve seen time and time again how a great looking smile has the power to dramatically enhance one’s overall quality of life. It can offer hope, boost physical and emotional health, and help offer more self-confidence.


Because of this important purpose, we have teamed up with local athletes to change lives through the gift of a smile. Every time one of our partner players wins, scores big, or makes a big play during a game, we happily donate our time, expertise, and resources to treat a deserving child in the Central Indiana area at no cost.


We are excited to see how these newfound smiles benefit  the greater good of our local communities.

How to Qualify

While we would love to offer these services to absolutely everyone in financial need, we only consider candidates who meet the following guidelines:

  • Are between 11 and 19 years old.
  • Live no further than an hour driving distance to one of our offices.
  • Have overall good dental hygiene practices and went in for an official dental hygiene check up in the past 6 months.
  • Have a clear functional and/or esthetic need for braces.
  • Currently enrolled in school and can provide proof of a satisfactory performance.
  • Exhibit an optimistic attitude.
  • Abide by the treatment plan set forth by the orthodontist and official program contract.
  • Demonstrate a clear willingness to remain involved in the community through extracurricular activities and/or volunteer service.
  • Have family income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level — see below.

2020 Federal Poverty Levels

Persons in Household   vs.   200% FPL Annual Gross

















Apply to Get Free Braces or Invisalign

Stats 4 Smiles scholarship candidates can either apply for this opportunity themselves or they can be nominated for it by a teacher, healthcare professional, coach, community leader, etc. All potential candidates will be kept on file, and our selection committee will name the next recipient of a brand new smile the next time that one of our partner athletes achieve their goals!


When finished, please send completed application as well as proof of income documentation to us via one of the following ways:


Email to Heather Edwards at

Mail to our Westfield Office.

Drop-off at any of the seven Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics offices.


While we would love to transform everyone’s smile, scholarships are both limited and competitive. Because of this, an application does not necessarily guarantee selection. If chosen, we will then be in touch with you promptly! Please contact Heather Edwards at with any questions you may have.

Nominate Someone for Free Orthodontic Treatments

Do you think you know someone who meets the guidelines above and could benefit from free orthodontic treatment? Let us know more by filling out the form below!


Please note, Smile Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis. They are gifted out as our Smile Partners accomplish their goals. These awards are competitive, and therefore the nomination does not guarantee selection. We will continue working towards treating as many deserving kids as we can!

  • About Yourself

  • About Nominee

  • Please enter a number from 11 to 17.
  • Based on background, family life, financial situation, personal characteristics, etc., why do you believe they would benefit from orthodontic treatment. Please limit to 125 words or less.*
  • On a scale of one to five, please rate the following:

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