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Start a Smile Foundation

Introducing Freytag Orthodontics, Start a Smile Foundation

At Freytag Orthodontics, we believe your smile is just the start of many great things in life. A beautiful smile can provide someone the extra boost of confidence to accomplish all of their hopes and dreams. We find it our professional and social mission to better the lives of those around us through the gift of a smile.

Great Orthodontic Care for FREE- Start a Smile Foundation

Start A Smile 3 Color Option3The Start a Smile Foundation is an organization that provides care to individuals who otherwise may not receive orthodontic treatment. Start a Smile was founded in Kansas City in 2009 and since then has donated over $2,500,000 worth of free braces to deserving children nationwide. We at Freytag Orthodontics are excited to partner with this outstanding organization and provide 4 sets of free braces each calendar quarter to children in and around Tucson, AZ.

At Freytag Orthodontics, we believe:

“Your Smile is Just the Start”.

This phrase represents the countless opportunities that a smile can provide someone, and we believe that finding ways to share the gift of a confident smile with someone who might not have the opportunity is our professional and social mission as we evolve and grow as a business.

The Gift of Start a Smile Foundation

If you or someone you know, in the Tucson area, could benefit from the gift of a smile, please fill out or encourage them to fill out the application. This is open to all surrounding Tucson cities and towns.

A few notes about the application process:

  • Letters of recommendation are needed. Please submit no more than two letters, no more than one page in length. Be sure that the letters are either typed or neatly written in black ink. The letters of recommendation should be written by a non-family member such as a school counselor, pastor, or neighbor.
  • Please submit clear, high-quality pictures of your teeth. As this is a need-based scholarship, we must be able to accurately assess your orthodontic need in order for consideration.
  • Once submitted, the application, pictures, and letters of recommendation become the sole property of the Start a Smile Foundation and will not be returned. Please keep copies of all items submitted for your records.
  • We ask that you be a resident of the Tucson area.

Please return your completed application to:
Start a Smile Foundation
c/o Freytag Orthodontics
Attention: Makayla
9740 N Oracle Rd., Ste. 100
Oro Valley, AZ 85704

Incomplete applications and applicants that do not meet the above requirements will not be voted upon by the Board of Directors. The Board shall meet quarterly to determine and distribute awards and award notifications.

Questions regarding the Start a Smile program can be emailed to or call 520-442-3529.