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FREE Orthodontic Treatment Program Now in BC

Smiles 4 Canada is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists - Learn more by emailing

The program provides free orthodontic treatment for children under 14. Applications are assessed on financial eligibility, based on the federal government criteria Federal Low Income Cut-Offs (LICO), published by Statistics Canada.

Accepted applicants receive treatment from BC orthodontists who donate their time and one set of retainers.

  • Children MUST have good oral health and have a regular dentist to monitor their dental health during and after treatment.
  • Parents pay a one-time, non-refundable $500 program administration fee if their child is accepted.
  • Parents are responsible for the cost of replacement retainers, maintaining their child's dental health, and transportation to and from appointments.

Application Criteria | Supplemental Information | Application Online


All questions about the program, including about the collection, use and disclosure of personal information through the application process, should be directed to

This is not a program of the BC Dental Association.