Carter Orthodontics is proud to announce the formation of the Smile For A Lifetime Foundation, whichÂ is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides free orthodontic care to individuals who may not have the opportunity to acquire orthodontic treatment. It is our mission to create self confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in the CSRA in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community. The Smile For A Lifetime Foundation is governed by a Board of community leaders who evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, orthodontic and financial needs of referrals to the Foundation. The Board will meet quarterly to select six (6) individuals who have financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs.We provide two (2) free orthodontic treatments per month, twenty-four (24) cases per year. This treatment is provided pro bono by Carter Orthodontics, an approximate $150,000 donation per year. The Foundation actively seeks Donors and Partners to help defray the costs of media and administrative services, as well as any adjunctive dental care these patients may need. Anyone can recommend applicants — parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, school counselors, ministers, dentists, hygienists, and childrenâ€™s advocates â€“ by visiting www.carterorthodontics.com and downloading an application. The website also provides helpful guidelines to the application process.