Smile For A Lifetime

changing lives through the gift of a smile

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves the chance to show off a healthy, good looking smile — even those who might never be able to afford it on their own.

And so we partnered with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation and founded the first Central Indiana Chapter to offer families in need with scholarships for free orthodontic care through our Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, and Kokomo offices.


We know that a great looking smile has the power to dramatically enhance one’s quality of life. It gives hope, boosts overall health, and helps raise one’s self-confidence.

We want to change lives through the gift of a smile.

And so through our Smile for a Lifetime Central Indiana Chapter, our team of doctors and clinical assistants will gladly donate our time, skill, and resources to treat up to six deserving children, teens, and young adults across Central Indiana at no cost. And we can’t wait to see how those newfound smiles benefit our local communities.


Our Smile for a Lifetime Board of Directors meet three times a year (April, August, and December) to review all applications and award up to six scholarships per term. You or a friend can apply at any time, but completed applications must be submitted no later than the 15th of the preceding month (March 15, July 15, and November 15) to be considered for that scholarship cycle. Otherwise, it will fall into the next cycle.

While we would love to assist everyone in financial need, our Board will only consider candidates who meet the following guidelines:

  • Be between 11 and 19 years old.
  • Live within one hour driving distance from our Carmel, Westfield, or Kokomo offices.
  • Not exceed family income threshold of 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Annual Gross.
  • Have a significant esthetic need for braces.
  • Agree to follow the treatment plan, maintain good oral hygiene, and demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time.
  • Be a currently enrolled student and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Be willing to completing 40 hours of community service during the treatment period.
  • Show involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities.
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Presently, we are hitting the pause on this program so that we can make it even better for you and your deserving friends. Please check back to see when we have reopened the application process. Thank you for your interest!



  • review rating 5  Amazing experience they all made my daughter and I feel very comfortable, all the ladies were extremely nice. Very well informed. Wouldn't go anywhere else!

    thumb Erica Wood
  • review rating 5  This 64 year old had teeth that had begun to overlap in my adult years, which was attributed to having 4 good teeth removed as a child for "Crowded teeth". I waited to fund Invisalign until incurring no penalty for taking IRA funds, other than taxes. I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Jason Bunch by my dentist, Dr. Jack Nicewander. Dr. Bunch and his Carmel, IN office staff see numerous children and young adults, but welcome the young at heart as well. I trust them and find them accommodating, efficient, professional and compassionate.

    thumb Joyce Eggleston
  • review rating 5  Personal and professional, everyone always takes great care of my sensitive mouth teen!This is our first experience with needing orthodontia, when it’s time for my youngest to get braces, we’ll choose this place again in a heartbeat.From the team up front to the team in the back, everyone is so nice and yet so efficiently on task, it is quite impressive.They have reasonable pricing and are willing to help with a payment plan.Keep up the great work!!

    thumb Robert Cassidy
  • review rating 5  Love this office! Helpful, professional, and knowledgeable doctor and staff. Haven’t had 1 issue with them. They’ve got their routine down pat.

    thumb Courtney Amos
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    thumb Sharon Hoover
  • review rating 5  Fantastic staff who put the person (and their teeth!) at the center of the experience. Child-friendly waiting areas. I've had nothing but good experiences over my nearly 10 years with Gorman and Bunch. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    thumb Pete Freeman
  • review rating 5  Excellent every time we’ve brought our kids. Thorough evaluations, knowledgeable doctors/staff, great with kids, and great results

    thumb Stephanie
  • review rating 5  Cannot say enough good things about this practice! I've been to Westfield and Carmel locations, both are beautiful with helpful and friendly staff. Dr Bunch is experienced, knowledgeable, and truly cares about his patients and strives to get the best results possible for each one!

    thumb Karen Caudle
  • review rating 5  Very great place! Went there for my first time today and i felt so comfortable and they are helping me fix my mouth!! Love love love!

    thumb Haley Elston
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    thumb Andy Tebbe