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Do you know someone that can’t afford braces in the Asheville area of NC? We can help!

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Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is a non-profit organization that provides access to orthodontic treatment for qualified children from families that cannot afford the full cost of braces. Based in Kansas City, MO, the program has treated more than 8,000 children since 1997, making it the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified youth.

Several partnering orthodontists in the Asheville area have immediate openings to treat children with braces who qualify.

If your child meets the following qualifications, we encourage you to apply for our donated braces program in Asheville, NC.


  • Be 10-18 years of age;
  • Have no more than four (4) baby teeth;
  • Have good dental hygiene (as certified by the applicant’s general dentist);
  • Have no unfilled cavities;
  • Not be wearing braces currently;
  • Family must meet the SCL financial guidelines (Example: household of 4 earning less than $48,500 annually – it varies with regions and cities);
  • Be willing to pay the non-refundable $30 application fee and the $600 required financial investment (per child).

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ashevilleMap of SCL Providers in the Asheville area

Orthodontic treatment is available in 2017 for families that qualify. Openings will go fast. Once filled, a waiting list will be established.

Cities included in the Asheville area are Asheville, Woodfin, Biltmore Forest, and Weaverville, to name a few.

New providers are added in an ongoing basis as the need arises.

Smiles Change Lives works with the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists), and has been endorsed as the preferred access to care program by several state orthodontic associations.

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review

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