How to Get Free Braces or Invisalign in Central Indiana

Here at Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we are passionate in our belief that everyone who wants a healthy smile should be able to have one— even those who may not have the financial opportunities to afford this on their own. Because of this passion, we are thrilled about our launch of Stats 4 Smiles™ a program that provides scholarships for free braces and Invisalign to local families in need. This program is available at each of our Central Indiana offices: Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

How it Works

We’ve seen over and over again how much a healthy looking smile can dramatically enhance the overall quality of someone’s life. It offers hope for so many, boosts overall health, and helps to provide more self-confidence.


We keep strong partnershIps with local athletes to help change lives in Indiana through the gift of a smile. Each time that one of our partner players wins or scores big during a game, we make the commitment to treat another deserving child in the Central Indiana area at no cost.


We can’t wait for this program to continue to grow and unfold. We are thrilled to see how these newfound smiles and confidence boosts can benefit the greater good of our local communities.

How to Qualify

We wish we could offer these services to everyone in financial need, however, to ensure the continued success of this program, our potential recipients will fall in line with the following guidelines:

  1. Be between the ages of 11 and 19 years old.
  2. Live within one hour driving distance of one of our seven office locations.
  3. Have good overall dental hygiene practices, including a dental hygiene checkup in the past 6 months.
  4. Have a clear functional and/or esthetic need for orthodontic care.
  5. Be currently enrolled in school and achieve satisfactory performance.
  6. Exhibit a positive attitude.
  7. Follow the treatment plan set forth by the orthodontist and official program contract.
  8. Show a clear willingness to remain involved in the community through extracurricular activities and/or volunteer service.
  9. 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

Potential Stats 4 Smiles scholarship candidates can either apply for this opportunity on their own or they can be nominated for it by a community healthcare professional, teacher, coach, community leader, etc. All qualified candidates will remain in our files. Our selection committee will name the next recipient of a brand new smile the next time that one of our partner athletes achieves his or her goals!


When you are finished, please send the completed application, as well as your 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.


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

Nominate Someone for Free Orthodontic Treatments

Do you think you know someone who meets the aforementioned guidelines and could benefit from free orthodontic treatment? Tell us more about them by filling out the form below!


Please note, these Smile Scholarships are presented only on a rolling basis. We only offer them as our Smile Partners accomplish their set athletic goals. The scholarships are very competitive, and because of this, the nomination does not necessarily guarantee selection. Our hope is to continue growing this program so that we will have the opportunity to treat as many deserving kids as we can!

  • About Yourself

  • About Nominee

  • Please enter a number from 11 to 17.
  • 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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