How to Get Free Braces or Invisalign in Central Indiana

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we are strong believers that everyone should have the chance to show off a healthy smile —and this should not be an opportunity missed simply because of the family’s inability to pay. Because of this passion, we are thrilled to launch Stats 4 Smiles™ to offer families in need scholarships for free braces and Invisalign. This program is available for patients through all of our seven Central Indiana offices in Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

How it Works

We’ve seen over and over again how a healthy looking smile has the power to dramatically enhance one’s overall quality of life. It can offer hope, boost overall health, and help offer more self-confidence.


Because of this, we regularly team up with local athletes to change lives in Indiana through the gift of a smile. Every time one of our partner players wins, scores big, or makes a huge play during a game, we donate time, expertise, and resources to treat a deserving child in the Central Indiana area at no cost.


We can’t wait to see how these newfound smiles benefit  the greater good of our local communities.

How to Qualify

While we recognize that demand for this program is high, and we would love to offer these services to absolutely everyone in financial need, our prospects will fall in line with the following guidelines:

  1. They are between 11 and 19 years old.
  2. They live within an hour driving distance of one of our offices.
  3. They have overall good dental hygiene practices and went in for an official dental hygiene checkup in the past 6 months.
  4. They have a clear functional and/or esthetic need for braces.
  5. They are currently enrolled in school and can provide proof of a satisfactory performance.
  6. They exhibit an optimistic attitude.
  7. They abide by the treatment plan set forth by the orthodontist and official program contract.
  8. They demonstrate a clear willingness to remain involved in the community through extracurricular activities and/or volunteer service.
  9. They have family income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level — see below.

2020 Federal Poverty Levels

Persons in Household   vs.   200% FPL Annual Gross

















Apply to Get Free Braces or Invisalign

Stats 4 Smiles scholarship candidates can apply for this opportunity themselves or they can be nominated for it by a healthcare professional, teacher, coach, community leader, etc. All potential candidates will remain on file, and our selection committee will name the next recipient of a brand new smile the next time that one of our partner athletes achieve their goals!


When finished, please send completed application, as well as proof of income documentation, to us via one of the following ways:


Email to Heather Edwards at

Mail to our Westfield Office.

Drop-off at any of the seven Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics offices.


While we would love to transform everyone’s smile, these scholarships are both limited and competitive. Because of this, an application does not necessarily guarantee selection. If chosen, we will then be in touch with you! Please contact Heather Edwards at with any questions you may have.

Nominate Someone for Free Orthodontic Treatments

Maybe you know someone who meets the guidelines identified above and could benefit from free orthodontic treatment. Tell us more by filling out the form below!


Please note, we offer Smile Scholarships on a rolling basis. They are presented as our Smile Partner athletes accomplish their goals. These awards are very competitive, and because of this, the nomination does not guarantee selection. Our goal is to continue working towards treating as many deserving kids as we can!

  • About Yourself

  • About Nominee

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  • Based on background, family life, financial situation, personal characteristics, etc., why do you believe they would benefit from orthodontic treatment. Please limit to 125 words or less.*
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