Free Braces


Total Orthodontics supports our community!  For over 10 years, we have been giving away free braces to deserving children–typically 10 sets per year.   We are approaching 100 sets of free braces!  In addition to the braces being free, recipients also receive free general dental care when they are part of our program.

Recipients are required to perform a 40-hour community service project as part of the program’s Pay it Forward Clause.   This feature of our program provides a ripple effect of good will in our local community and is a cherished aspect of what we do.

See below for application information.

Our very own Dr. Theroux has been featured on Channel 4 news in recognition of his philanthropic work. You can check out the video clip above.

In August 2013, Dr. Theroux received the 7Everyday Hero Award from 7NEWS, the ABC network affiliate in Denver. The 7Everyday Hero Award is given to Coloradans who initiate solutions, motivate others, represent or serve working families and work on a non-profit basis. Dr. Theroux’s work donating free braces resulted in him receiving the award from Mitch Jelniker from 7NEWS.  Check out the 7NEWS video below!

Dr. Theroux was also featured on Channel 9 News on February 28, 2014, in recognition of these same community giving efforts.  You can check out the photos below.


Dr. Theroux and Dr. Barefoot of Total Orthodontics are lucky to have a Board of Directors who selects the recipients and a Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors members are pediatric dentists who have agreed to treat our free braces recipients for free as well!

Board of Directors

John C. Bosley, M.D., FAAP — Pediatrician with Pediatrics 5280
Nicholas C. Kyriazi, M.D. – Pediatrician, Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
Mary Moorman, CPA, PLLC — CPA serving both public and private companies, Website
Adam Huff — Pediatrician with Pediatric Pathways
Kirk G. Bouzarelos, M.D., FAAP — Pediatrician with Pediatrics 5280
Michael Milobsky, D.D.S. — Pediatrics at the Meadows, P.C.
Robert Gin, M.D. – Pediatrician, Littleton Pediatric Medical Center
Carina Penar-Kugelmas, MD – Pediatrician

Pediatric Dentist Board of Advisors

Nick Miner, DMD,   Click here for website
Jonathan Sierk, DDS    Click here for website
Marc Jones, DDS  Click here for website
Jennifer L. Thompson, DDS  Click here for website
Nancy T. Simons, DDS  Click here for website
Beth Nielsen, DDS Click here for website
Ashley Barefoot, DDS Click here for website

Who Qualifies

To become a candidate, interested patients must complete or have completed for them, an application.  The application and guidelines may be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Click here for the Application Guidelines
Click here for the Application to TO Gives Smiles
Click here for example photographs to accompany applications
Click here for Income Qualification Spreadsheet
Click here for Service Project Guidelines

You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the Application and Guidelines.

Return your completed application and other required materials to:

Total Orthodontics 
10450 Park Meadows Drive Suite 300
Lone Tree, CO 80124
or submit via email to

If you have further questions please contact us at: