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Here at Kottemann Orthodontics, we love the community we’ve become a part of. We believe that to create a great community, it’s starts with giving back. Orthodontic treatment and braces can become a financial burden especially for lower income families. This is why we have chosen to partner with Smiles Change Lives program. Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is an international non-profit organization that promotes increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children ages 10-18 in need of orthodontic treatment whose families cannot afford the full cost of braces. The goal of the program is to help families in need secure treatment for their children by connecting them with orthodontic providers, like Kottemann Orthodontics, who are willing to donate their services to deserving patients.

Here at Kottemann Orthodontics, we are always looking for ways to give back to our community and we have found Smiles Change Lives an excellent way of doing so. Everyone deserves a great smile and healthy teeth regardless of their financial situation.

If you know a child or family who could benefit from this opportunity, please encourage them to apply for braces through SCL here.