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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 orthodontic care — braces and Invisalign — through all of our seven offices in Carmel, Westfield, West Carmel/Zionsville, Fishers, Kokomo, Marion, and Wabash.

Free Braces - Stats 4 Smiles


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.


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.
Persons in Household
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
200% FPL Annual Gross
  • $24,280
  • $32,920
  • $41,560
  • $50,200
  • $58,840
  • $67,480
  • $76,120
  • $84,760
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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!

To apply today, please provide us with completed application and proof of income documentation in one of the following ways:

1. Complete our Stats 4 Smiles Application.

2. 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. Potential candidates will be kept on file, and when our partner athletes achieve their goals, our Stats 4 Smiles Screening Committee will select a new scholarship recipient. If chosen, we will then be in touch with you promptly!

Please contact Heather Edwards at with any questions you may have.



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!



Severity of orthodontic need

Likelihood of compliance with treatment

Positive attitude of nominee

Perceived level of financial need


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    thumb Stephanie
  • 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
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  • 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.

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