Free Cleft Treatment in India

Join us to transform Clefts into Smiles

Launched in the year 2002, Mission Smile (Initially named as 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. Cleft lip is a type of facial deformity and can be congenital in nature. It is a by-birth deformity and occurs when there is a split or gap in the upper lip. Cleft palate takes place when there is a split or gap on the roof of the mouth. Both these facial deformities take place due to the abnormal joining of facial tissues during the development of the fetus in the womb. At Mission Smile, we ensure the safest care through free cleft lip & cleft palate treatment in India to 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

Our 12th Mission in the north eastern state of Tripura was organized from 10th-15th November 2018 at Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital in Agartala in partnership with ONGC (Tripura) and supported by RBSK & NHM (Government of Tripura).    The team consisted of medical as well as non-medical volunteers including – plastic […]

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The Discovery Channel team came to film the amazing transformation of a child named Miriam from Assam, who had major cleft condition and had successfully received her surgery during the Difficult Cases Surgery Week at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) earlier this year. Little Miriam will be featured in Discovery Channel’s medical documentary. It’s a proud moment for all of us which includes […]

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Waisong is a cleft baby from an interior village in Assam. He belongs to a family living in extreme poverty. Most unfortunately, the community he belongs to blamed his mother for his cleft lip deformity. She was accused of either not following community traditions meant for women to follow during her pregnancy or that she […]

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