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

We are happy to announce that Mission Smile was recognized as a leading Healthcare provider NGO by Indian Chamber of Commerce at the ICC Social Impact Award 2020 which was held on 28th February, 2020. The purpose of this award is to evaluate an organisation’s concern towards the well-being of the society through adequate measures, […]

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When little Yash came into the world, his father was overjoyed. This was his first child. He had been looking forward to this day for months. The whole family had been very excited to welcome their newest member. Joydev, Yash’s father, was very excited to hold his firstborn in his arms, but, when he saw […]

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Senrik came to us when he was just a year old. His two elder brothers had been born perfectly healthy. Senrik, however, had been born with a cleft lip which shocked his parents. Senrik’s parents were further informed that their youngest baby also had a cleft palate. His parents were naturally very worried for his […]

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