Giving Back - Smiles Change Lives
Healthy smiles that last a lifetime should be a priority for all children. Dr. Maria Yazji and the professional team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics are committed to the idea that concerns over finances should never compromise a child’s dental health.
Smiles Change Lives Provider
That is why we’re proud to be part of Smiles Change Lives. This charitable non-profit organization was established in 1997 to provide free orthodontic care for children between the ages of 10 and 18. Smiles Change Lives has treated more than 7,000 children who would not otherwise be able to obtain treatment.
Twenty percent of all children in the United States are living with moderate to severe malocclusions. Without assistance, many of these children have no hope of receiving the treatment they need to become healthy, productive members of society.
Each year, the Smiles Change Lives assists with orthodontic care for hundreds of patients through its local chapters. Dr. Yazji is proud to be one of the many orthodontists in the US and Canada who participate in the Smiles Change Lives program.
If you’re interested in receiving more information about orthodontic assistance, please give us a call.
For information on SCL please visit www.smileschanglives.org. SCL has immediate openings to serve children, ages 10-18, nationwide. To apply for assistance, please visit www.smileschangelives.org/apply or call 888-900-3554 to obtain an application via mail. Information is also available in Spanish. Families may view financial guidelines at www.smileschangelives.org/qualify.