Our Mission

In 2010, Dr. Greg Valeriano formed the South Charlotte Chapter of Smiles for a Lifetime to serve our local community. It is our mission to create self confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our community in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving, underserved individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.

The S4LSouth Charlotte Chapter services the following zip codes:
28210, 28226, 28270, 28211, 28209, 28277, 28205, 28217, 28203
If you do not live in one of the aforementioned zip codes, you may visit the national website at www.s4l.org to find information on Smile for a Lifetime doctors in your area.

Application Guidelines

  • Must be between 10 and 21 years old.
  • Smile for a Lifetime does not have a financial maximum requirement, however area poverty threshold may be taken into consideration.
  • Must have a significant aesthetic need for braces.
  • Must be a currently enrolled student and performing satisfactorily in school (minimum 2.0 GPA).
  • Letters of Recommendation are mandatory. Must be written by; school, church or community leaders, etc. that know the applicant. Letters of recommendation should NOT be written by family members.
  • Your attached picture(s) must be a clear picture of the applicant’s full smile with teeth showing.
  • Current year tax documentation and 2 most recent pay stubs for all listed family wage earners, are required.
  • Your application, letters of reference and pictures will not be returned to you and will become property of Smile for a Lifetime foundation.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Charlotte or surrounding areas. (See the list of surrounding area zip codes above.)
  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Must agree to follow the treatment plan, and demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time.
  • Return your completed application, letters of recommendation, and photo to:
    • Smile for a Lifetime Foundation
      Attn: Janie Maginnis
      7812 Fairview Rd Charlotte, NC 28226

If you have questions, please call Valeriano Orthodontics at (704) 364-6544 or via e-mail at valerianosmilesforlife@gmail.com.

Application & Questions

Please click here to download the application.
Please click here to download the guildelines.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us.

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Valeriano Orthodontics

7812 Fairview Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 364-6544

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