Smile for a Lifetime

Who We Are

Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is a national charitable organization that aims to reach individuals with orthodontic needs who also have financial challenges or other special situations. Our mission is to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our community in a dramatic way through the gift of a smile.

What We Do

Our local board of directors selects up to five applicants per year to receive the gift of a S4L scholarship.  Clock Tower Orthodontics provides free orthodontic services to these deserving scholarship winners.

Who qualifies?

  • Applicant must have significant need for braces
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 11-18
  • Applicant must belong to a family with income limitations
  • Applicant must be willing to complete community service hours (to give back to the community)

How to Apply

To nominate or become a candidate, complete and return the S4L application.

Who decides?

Please note that while Dr. Short and his team are committed to providing orthodontic services to selected candidates, an independent Board of Directors chooses scholarship recipients. Applications are reviewed throughout the year, and Clock Tower Orthodontics will contact those selected by the Board of Directors.  

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