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Do you know someone that can’t afford braces in the Richmond area of Virginia (VA)? We can help!

 3 SCL Participants with before and after photos

Here at Smiles Change Lives (SCL), we understand that for many families, braces are simply out of reach because of their cost. However, we don’t believe braces should be considered a luxury. A healthy, beautiful smile is one of the building blocks of self-esteem and self-confidence. Every child deserves to feel good about their smile!

Several partnering orthodontists in the Richmond area have immediate openings to treat children who qualify.

The questions below will help you quickly determine if you meet qualifications for the SCL program. If you do meet our initial qualifications, you will be able to continue on to complete an application. [*note: There is a non-refundable $30 application fee, and then if selected for the program, there is a $650 required program fee.]

Based in Kansas City, MO, the program has treated nearly 10,000 children since 1997, making it the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified youth.

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Map of SCL Providers in the Richmond area

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

Cities in the Richmond area include Lakeside, Tuckahoe, Laurel, Glen Allen, and Bon Air, VA, 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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