Smile for a Lifetime

Dr. Mark Paciorek of Paciorek Orthodontics in Syracuse, NY is proud to partner with the Smile for a Lifetime callout-s4lFoundation, a charitable non-profit organization that provides orthodontic care to individuals who may not have the opportunity to acquire assistance. Launched in 2008, the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation aims to reach individuals with financial challenges, special situations, and orthodontic needs. The Foundation sponsors the orthodontic care of hundreds of patients each year and Dr. Paciorek is honored to give away free braces to the deserving individuals in his local chapter.

Mission:  The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is dedicated to creating self-confidence, inspiring hope, and changing people’s lives by creating beautiful smiles. The gift of a smile can do all this for deserving, under-served individuals who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and our community.

What Our Patients Are Saying

My son is a patient of Dr.Paciorek. He had his braces put on about a year ago. I cannot say enough about Dr.Paciorek and his staff. From the first moment we stepped into his office until now the enthusiasm from his staff is palpable. They are all very welcoming and friendly.

Lisa B.

I love love love Dr. paciorek and everyone who works with him! I got my braces off 9 years ago and people still tell me what a great smile I have! I came back to get a new retainer and everyone was still so friendly and remembered to ask about my sister and interests!

Ali S.

My wife Sue Ling and I were so impressed with how quickly the Invisalign system of treatment worked and how well the Alligners straightened my teeth! We were also thankful to all the staff - they are great!

Robert M.

Five stars!! So incredibly happy with my experience with Dr. Paciorek and his team! I encourage everyone to sit back, relax, and trust their recommendations! They also make you feel like a king/queen during the entire experience. You are their highest priority.

Jonathan L.

Application & Questions:

The recipients are chosen by an independent Board of Directors, who in no way provide any bias or influence toward the candidates who are chosen.  Applications will be reviewed quarterly, and the ones chosen will be contacted by upon selection by the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Bri Olafsdottir at [email protected]NOTE: All correspondence will be via e-mail, and we will reply to your questions within 48 hours during normal business hours.  There is NO DEADLINE. However, applicants are welcomed and encouraged to resubmit their applications every quarter.

  • Letters of recommendation are mandatory. Please do not submit more than two letters, and limit each reference letter to one page each.
  • Your attached picture of the applicant’s teeth must be clear.
  • 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 the area the foundation serves.

Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be voted on by our Board of Directors, who meet quarterly to make their selections. Please review the guidelines before applying.

Smile for a Lifetime Application

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