Gifted Smiles

Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) is a program of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) that provides necessary orthodontic treatments to children of families with financial need.

Providing Care to Those in Need

The goal of DOS is to provide children with access to a beautiful and healthy smile. Therefore, our main purpose remains the same as it was the day the program was founded over a decade ago: to create opportunities for children to access professional and individual orthodontic intervention by a volunteer network of AAO members. Donated Orthodontic services provides treatment nationwide and has helped thousands of children love their smile and functional bite.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Your child is 18 years old or younger.
  • Your total family income is 200% of the poverty level or less. (See chart below.)
  • Your child receives regular dental care and has good oral hygiene.
  • Your child is not currently in orthodontic treatment or in between phases of treatment.
  • Your child has not received previous orthodontic treatment.


Number of People
in your Household
United States Maximum Yearly Income
(Excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
Max Yearly Income
Max Yearly Income
2 $40,880 $51,080 $47,000
3 $51,640 $64,540 $53,380
4 $62,400 $78,000 $71,760
5 $73,160 $91,460 $84,140
6 $83,920 $104,920 $96,520
7 $94,680 $118,380 $108,900
8 $105,440 $131,840 $121,280
DOS program income guidelines follow 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
The United States Department of Health & Human Services establishes the Federal Poverty Level and adjusts annually.


Questions? Contact Program Administrator, Tabitha Smith at 314.292.6582 or