Smile For A Lifetime of Tarrant County

Smile For A Lifetime of Tarrant County is a local chapter of the Smile For A Lifetime Foundation. Dr. Tardy founded Smile For A Lifetime of Tarrant County as a way to give back to the community and invest in the future of local underserved children by giving the gift of a smile to deserving young people.

Smile For A Lifetime of Tarrant County

The Foundation and this associated local chapter are 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organizations. Smile For A Lifetime of Tarrant County was launched in 2017 by Dr. Tardy in order to provide orthodontic care in the form of Smile Scholarships to underserved children in the local community that have both desire and need for orthodontic treatment. Our chapter has its own Board of Directors and Scholarship Selection Committee who reviews and awards orthodontic scholarships for pro-bono treatment by Dr. Tardy at Tardy Orthodontics.

Our Mission

To create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of individuals in our community in a dramatic way through the gift of a smile by using our knowledge and talents as orthodontic specialists.

Who Qualifies

To become a candidate an interested person must complete or have completed for them a Smile For A Lifetime Foundation Application and meet specific criteria. Download the forms to get started.


Application Due Dates

Applications Received Scholarship Selection
January 1st Winter
April 1st Spring
September 1st Fall

Return your completed application
and other required materials to:

  • S4L Scholarship Selection Committee
  • 1220 HWY 287 North
  • Mansfield, TX, 76063
  • “Trust your smile to an Orthodontist.”

    — Tardy Orthodontics
  • “Your smile consultants!”

    — Tardy Orthodontics
  • “Empower yourself with a great smile.”

    — Tardy Orthodontics
  • “Having a great smile can be life changing.”

    — Tardy Orthodontics
  • “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

    — Mother Teresa