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:
Our Board of Directors meet three times a year 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.
Follow these steps to apply today:
1. Print and complete a Smile for a Lifetime Application.
2. Obtain 1-2 Letters of Recommendation by school/church/community leaders, coaches, etc., who personally know the applicant—not by a family member. These letters should be no more than one page and be typed or legibly handwritten in black ink (no pencil).
3. Capture and submit a clear, close up photo of the applicant’s full smile with teeth showing and a close up photo of the applicant’s teeth from the side while smiling.
4. Obtain copy of most recent report card.
5. Mail all aforementioned materials to:
Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics
16407 South Park Drive, Suite A
Westfield, IN 46074
6. Direct any questions to Heather Edwards at 317-867-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: Your application, letters of reference, and pictures will become the property of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation and will not be returned to you.
Heather and Dr Carly were awesome! Friendly, informative, and professional. Office was very inviting. We had a great appointment and look forward to the next couple of years of working with them.
Excellent every time we’ve brought our kids. Thorough evaluations, knowledgeable doctors/staff, great with kids, and great results
Love this office! Helpful, professional, and knowledgeable doctor and staff. Haven’t had 1 issue with them. They’ve got their routine down pat.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
Amazing office! My daughter was home from college and had an orthodontic emergency. She was not a previous patient. Dr Moran was kind enough to see her. The entire staff was amazing. I would never go anywhere else!