Smiles Change Lives

Help Paying for Medical Costs - Dental Braces

Help paying medical bills and expenses related to medical care


Provides financial help to people with a health condition or disability so that they can pay medical bills or other expenses related to health care.

Additional Information

Offers braces at a lower cost to low-income families, and sometimes fully donated services.

Several orthodontists participate in Minnesota.


  • Specialization
    • People with low income


Youth applying for the program must, at minimum, meet the following guidelines and be motivated to want this type of treatment.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Be 7 - 18 years old
  • Have "good" oral hygiene
  • Have a moderate to severe need for braces
  • Do not currently wear braces
  • Family must meet the financial guidelines
  • Be willing to pay the $30 non-refundable application fee and the $650 required program fee (per child)

Applicants who are already wearing braces are not eligible for the program.

If accepted into the program, Smiles Change Lives provides for orthodontic treatment ONLY. Extractions, cleanings, oral surgery or other treatment that may be necessary before, during or after orthodontic treatment are the financial responsibility of the patient's parents or legal guardians.

Application Instructions

Online application


$30 non-refundable application fee, $650 required program fee A limited number of partially subsidized placements may be available in some areas Required basic dental care must be obtained by families


2405 Grand Blvd, Ste 300, Kansas City, MO, 64108

Area Served

Nationwide Several participating providers throughout Minnesota

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 816-421-4949


Business Hours

1:00pm - 3:00pm, Tuesday - Friday


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