We are excited to officially launch our charitable partnership with Candid for this year. Candid is a direct-to-consumer clear aligner company focused on helping customers receive orthodontic care at an affordable price. Their core mission is to increase affordability and access to care by leveraging modern telehealth practices to diagnose, treat and monitor orthodontic cases.
Through our partnership, Candid will support cleft treatment for 1,000 children globally. The partnership will also help raise much needed awareness about the severity of cleft among both consumers and experts and provide vital support in orthodontic health care for the children served by our programs.
Candid recently visited Smile Train’s programs in Mexico City to witness first-hand the work they are helping support. During their visit, Candid employees were able to meet with 3-month-old cleft patient Sophia Michelle and her family who were waiting for her to receive her cleft repair surgery once she was old enough. "Our team's visit to Smile Train families' homes in Mexico City was a powerful glimpse into the charity's thoughtful and comprehensive approach to patient care. Smile Train is transforming the lives of patients and their families, opening doors to new opportunities and healthier lives. All of us at Candid are proud to be a partner in that worldwide effort," Gary Kliegman, COO, Candid
During Candid’s partner hospital visit to the Centro SUMA Clinic, the hospital was hosting a clinical day where over 50 patients from the Mexico City region came to receive speech treatment, nutrition counseling, orthodontics, and psychotherapy care.
The partnership is a perfect fit. Our vision seamlessly aligns with Candid’s vision as the journey to living a full, healthy, and productive life for a child with a cleft starts with a smile. That’s just the beginning, our sustainable model enables the local medical professionals we empower to provide comprehensive cleft care 365 days a year. Comprehensive cleft care, including orthodontics, gives children the opportunity for a brighter future.
Smile Train and Candid will be working together to empower patients with confidence while changing the world one smile at a time.