Smile for a Lifetime

smile for a lifetime foundationThe Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides care to individuals who otherwise may not receive treatment. Launched in 2008, the foundation has grown to over 37 orthodontic partners across the United States. The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation has local chapters. Each chapter has a Board of Directors that focuses on the local community. Fry Orthodontic Specialists found the local chapter in Kansas City. Smile for a lifetime foundationSince starting the chapter, Fry Orthodontics has donated over $2,034,250 in orthodontic services to deserving children in the community.

The Gift of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

If you or someone you know, in the Kansas City area could benefit from the gift of a smile, please fill out the application. This is open to the following cities and surrounding Kansas City locations: Overland Park, South Overland Park, Olathe, Northwest Olathe, Shawnee, Prairie Village, OttawaLee’s Summit, Raytown, Northland, and Leavenworth.


Fry Orthodontic Specialists in Kansas City is proud to partner with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. Our mutual goal is to change lives through orthodontics and impact our communities in the Kansas City metro area in a positive way.

A smile can inspire hope, increase self confidence, change a person’s life and change a community.


A few notes about the application process:

  1. fry orthodontics moving healthy teeth adultsLetters of recommendation are mandatory. Please submit no more than two letters, each no more than one page in length. Be sure that the letters are either typed or neatly written in black ink. The letters of recommendation should be written by a non-family member such as a school counselor, pastor, or neighbor.
  2. Please submit clear, high-quality pictures of the applicant’s teeth. As this is a need-based gift, we must be able to accurately assess the applicant’s orthodontic need in order to consider him or her.
  3. Once submitted, the application, pictures, and letters of recommendation become the sole property of the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation and will not be returned. Please keep copies of all items submitted for your records.
  4. The applicant must be a resident of the Kansas City area that the local foundation serves. You may not apply to more than one foundation, nor may you apply to a foundation that serves an area in which you do not reside. The foundation reserves the right to disqualify applicants that are determined to live outside of the local Kansas City area.

Please return your completed application to:

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
c/o Fry Orthodontic Specialists
Attention: Carrie or Lexi
11880 College Blvd., Ste. 201
Overland Park, KS 66210





Incomplete applications and applicants that do not meet the above requirements will not be voted upon by the Board of Directors. The Board shall meet quarterly to determine and distribute awards and award notifications.

Questions regarding the Smile for a Lifetime program can be emailed to or call 913-469-9191.