How to Get Free Braces or Invisalign in Central Indiana

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’re excited to launch Stats 4 Smiles™ to offer families in need with scholarships for free braces and Invisalign through all of our seven Central Indiana offices in Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

How it Works

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 self-confidence.

And so we team up with local athletes to change lives through the gift of a smile. Each time one of our partner players win, score big, or make a big play during a game, we gladly donate our time, skill, and resources to treat a deserving child in Central Indiana at no cost.

And we can’t wait to see how those newfound smiles benefit our local communities.

How to Qualify

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

  • Are between 11 and 19 years old.
  • Live within one hour driving distance of one of our offices.
  • Have good dental hygiene practices and received a dental hygiene checkup in the past 6 months.
  • Have a functional and/or esthetic need for braces.
  • Currently be enrolled in school with satisfactory performance.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude.
  • Follow and abide by treatment plan set forth by the orthodontist and attached contract.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to be involved in the community through extracurricular activities and/or volunteer service.
  • 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 qualify by either applying themselves or via nomination from a teacher, healthcare professional, coach, community leader, etc. Potential candidates will be kept on file, and when our partner athletes achieve their goals, our selection committee will name the next recipient of a brand new smile!


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

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

Nominate Someone for Free Orthodontic Treatments

Think you know someone who meets the aforementioned guidelines and could benefit from free orthodontic treatment? Let us know by filling out the form below!

Please know that Smile Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, as our Smile Partners achieve their goals. Awards are competitive, and so nomination does not guarantee selection. We will continue to work toward treating 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.*
  • On a scale of one to five, please rate the following:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.