The Smile For A Lifetime Foundation lies at the heart of our practice at Beaches Orthodontics. The work done by this charity plays a strong role in our philosophy that when you change a smile, you change a life.
The mission of this group is to “create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our communities in a dramatic way.” By providing orthodontic care to those who would have been financially unable to afford care, the group has changed the lives of patients across the country.
Founded in 2008, Smile For A Lifetime endeavors to reach patients with special needs, financial challenges, or particularly difficult orthodontic cases.
As a participant, Beaches Orthodontics believes in the outreach done by this group and provides services under this program. If you feel you may qualify, please click on the links below or contact us today so your application can be reviewed by our local Smile For A Lifetime board.
We launched the Jacksonville chapter of Smile for a Lifetime in October 2013, and couldn’t be more proud to be part of this great organization. Shortly thereafter, we selected our first patient, Caitlin Gulley of Atlantic Beach, to be our first scholarship recipient.
Our goal is to provide six to 12 children each year with complimentary and comprehensive orthodontic care. Smile for a Lifetime matches Dr. Patel’s goal of giving back to the community and changing lives through smiles.