Give a Smile FAQ

Please note that for a child to be eligible to receive orthodontic treatment under the Give a Smile program, that patient must already be on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment in the public dental service of the state or territory in which they live. Please note that Give a Smile does not select patients.

Patient Eligibility
For a child to be eligible to receive orthodontic treatment through the Give a Smile program, that patient must already be on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment in the public dental service of the state or territory in which they live. Download the GAS patient eligibility flyer for more details.
Dental public health service
You must be a Health Care Card holder or Pension Card holder. Please click here to find out the contact details of your relevant state or territory dental health service. They can advise on the process and paperwork.
Waitlist timing
Please contact your relevant state or territory dental health service to get an estimate.
Program fees
If you live in SA, WA or Victoria, your state health department requires you to pay a small fee (co-payment) for your orthodontic treatment.
Give a Smile Orthodontists won’t charge fee for the treatment itself but are entitled to charge fee which are caused by the patient. For example, for continually breaking appointments, losing or breaking appliances (including retaining plates). We hope that this won’t happen!

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