Gilmore Orthodontics and Dr. David s. Gilmore, DDS, MSD are extremely proud to participate in the Smiles Change Lives program. Having treated thousands of children and teens in the San Diego area, Dr. Gilmore has seen first-hand how the transformative power of braces and a beautiful smile can have a positive impact on a child’s life for years to come. Unfortunately, too many kids right here in San Diego come from families who cannot afford the orthodontic treatment they need. When we saw this need in our local community, we decided to do something about it. By partnering with Smiles Change Lives, we hope to have a positive impact on access to care for families in our community.
What is Smiles Change Lives?
In 1997, Mrs. Virginia Brown started Smiles Change Lives (SCL) in Kansas City. Since then, it’s evolved into a nationwide non-profit organization that helps children who come from families that cannot afford the full cost of braces. The program has treated more than 7,000 children since it’s inception and has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing affordable access to orthodontic treatment to qualified youth.
SCL believes in promoting increased self-esteem and improved oral health for children in need of orthodontic treatment. Their goal is to find qualified orthodontic providers, like Dr. Khanna, who are willing to donate their services to deserving patients and connect them with families whose children can benefit from treatment.