Free Cleft Treatment in India

Join us to transform Clefts into Smiles

Launched in the year 2002, Mission Smile (initially called Operation Smile India) is a Government registered Medical Charitable Trust authorized by FCRA to provide comprehensive free cleft lip & cleft palate surgery in India to children and adults born with cleft lip and palate deformities. Till date, we have performed 36000+ safe free cleft rectification surgeries across India based on the highest level of care and by maintaining stringent safety protocols. A cleft lip is an opening or split in the upper lip that occurs when developing facial structures in the fetus do not close completely. A cleft palate is an opening or split in the roof of the mouth that occurs when the tissue doesn’t fuse together during development in the womb. At Mission Smile, we ensure the safest care through free cleft lip and cleft palate treatment in India for the poorest of the poor.

Cleft to Smile

Bringing Smiles since 2002

About us

Mission Smile is a Govt. registered and FCRA approved medical charity dedicated to providing free cleft surgeries to children and adults in India born with Cleft deformities.

Our activities

We follow three models to deliver Smiles for free to these needy cleft children in India. Our three models are Medical Missions, Outreach Centres and Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre.

Support us

Transparency & reporting are the key values of all our processes. 90 % of your donation is utilized directly for the benefits of the Cleft children in providing with the much needed surgery and care.

Why Mission Smile

Donor Stories

With every donation, a new smile blooms and with every free cleft lip & palate treatment in India, a new life is gifted.

Patient Stories

With a free cleft lip & palate surgery in India, Mission Smile is regularly restoring new smiles.

Volunteer Stories

Behind every successful free cleft lip & palate treatment in India lies the active support and contribution of our volunteers.




Medical Missions




Medical Volunteers

Report a Cleft Child

You can refer a Cleft child for a free surgery

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Donate a Smile

Your donation will help a Cleft child

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer for our medical missions

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Start your Smile Campaign

Start your own fundraiser

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Check our Smile videos

View videos and stories of pain, hope and transformation.

Our Blog

Mocking someone for their facial or physical deformity is a common social evil. Yet you cannot escape being ridiculed for your ‘different’ looks! Unfortunately, such is our social scenario. Now imagine a kindergarten child being made fun of for looking ‘different’ from the rest of his classmates! What impact would it have on the young […]

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Talim, a 2 year-5 months old boy born with cleft lip and palate has a story to tell like no others! He belongs to an extremely poverty-stricken family from Nadia district. Both his parents are handicapped since birth. While his mother is deaf and dumb, his father is lame. Thus, the family has practically no […]

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Adrija, a 3 year 11 months old girl, was born with type 7 cleft–a rare type of cleft condition as claimed by her examining doctors. Adrija belongs to a lower-middle-class family. Since birth, the girl child faced constant indifference and discrimination within her family! Her grandmother held her mother responsible for giving birth to a […]

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