Foster Kids Need Braces, Too

What do foster kids and unicorns have in common?

You can give one a home, and the other one a smile.

All About Unicorns

Unicorns are epic, magical, and beautiful. So are smiles.

For some, legendary Unicorns are an impossibility. To others, a perfect smile can seem just as impossible.

Orthodontic treatment is a life-changing and amazing adventure, but for many needy families, it is as elusive as unicorns.

At JFO, we believe strongly that everyone deserves a beautiful smile but understand that it is simply not possible for many. At least—not without some help.

When we realized that the State of Oregon doesn't cover braces for foster children, we started brainstorming to figure out how we can help.

We came up with two inseparable facts:

  1. There is a HUGE need for help.
  2. There is a HUGE pool of people willing to help =)

With that, the Adopt-a-Unicorn program was born.

Braces for foster kids JFO unicorn summary

Here’s How It Works

Johnson Family Orthodontics accepts donations to supplement the cost of braces for foster families and other needy children in Salem. We use 100% of these donations to provide the recipients with the highest-quality orthodontic treatment.

To be clear, these families don’t come to us and ask for help. Instead, they're nominated by our community or offered the treatment at no cost or reduced cost once they become patients.

Obviously, the need far outweighs a single office’s ability to provide. So, to help the maximum number of children possible, those who would like to help can donate to the cause.

We accept any donation. As a token of our gratitude for your help, we’d love to shower you with our legendary JFO Swag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.).

If you donate $25 or more, you get to adopt our JFO mascot unicorn, Mr. Sprinkles. This adorable brace-up stuffed unicorn comes with an adoption certificate, a special personalized collar, and all the gratitude we can muster for making another child’s dream come true.

Foster families have enough on their plates without worrying about how they can pay for braces. Please come by the office to see how you can help give a Unicorn a home and a Foster kid a smile.