The Severe Crippling Malocclusion Program will cover eligible children in need of orthodontic treatment (ages 12 - 18). Eligibility is dependent upon financial need as well as medical necessity. This program is designed to meet the orthodontic needs of children with severe handicapping conditions which clearly impact function.
There are several types of congenital craniofacial anomalies which severely affect dental occlusion and function. The most common of these is cleft lip/cleft palate, which affects approximately one in 450 newborns each year. Nearly all of these children will require comprehensive orthodontic treatment as part of their overall rehabilitation.
The program receives the application, verifies income for financial and age eligibility
- Applicant is added to the program waiting list
An authorization to complete an exam and record is sent to the orthodontist who provides with this program in your area
Applicant receives a letter from the program stating the authorization has been sent to the orthodontist in their area, the parent/guardian will need to make the appointment with the orthodontist indicated in the letter
After the exam has been completed the orthodontist will forward the records to the Program Administrator/Team for review
If the records are approved by the Program Administrator/Team, the program will authorize the orthodontist to complete the treatment
If the records are not approved, the program only covers the expense of the records and the file is closed
To apply for this program you may obtain an application from your Public Health Nursing Office, by contact the program at 307-777-8946 or click here for a downloadable .pdf file.