Fry Orthodontics Blog

Start a Smile Foundation

Posted On: June 7, 2019


JUNE 2019

CONTACT: Carrie Vaughn

Marketing Coordinator

(913) 469-9191

Introducing Fry Orthodontics Specialists’, Start a Smile Foundation

KANSAS CITY, KS & MO- For 10 years, Fry Orthodontic Specialists has been delivering free braces to deserving kids through the Smile for a Lifetime-KC program. Due to structural changes in the national Smile for a Lifetime organization in early 2019, Fry has decided to change the name of the Kansas City chapter to Start a Smile Foundation.

Though the name is different, there will be no changes in how the program works. 80 deserving kids throughout Kansas City will still be receiving FREE braces every year.

“Our team uses the phrase, ‘Your Smile is Just the Start.’ This tag line represents countless opportunities that a smile can provide someone, and we believe this is our professional and social mission as we evolve as a business,” says Dr. Jeremy Fry.

The Start a Smile Foundation is an organization that provides care to individuals who otherwise may not receive orthodontic treatment. Fry Orthodontics’ local team has donated over $2,148,250 since 2009 in orthodontic services to deserving children in and around the Kansas City metro area.

“We are very excited to begin this new brand while continuing to provide free braces with Kansas City board member participation,” says Dr. Fry. “If you know of a child who could benefit from our free braces program, please encourage them to fill out an application.”

The application with complete instructions can be downloaded off of the Fry Orthodontics Website,, and returned via mail, email or fax to the office.