SCL Success Story: Sarah and Dr. Ensley

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We are all wow-ed by the transformation of SCL patient Sarah, who recently finished treatment with Dr. Ensley in Oregon. Before applying for braces through Smiles Change Lives, Sarah struggled with self-confidence, feeling ashamed of how her teeth looked. “I don’t like when people point out that I have ‘an extra tooth’ growing out of my mouth when I smile,” Sarah wrote in her application essay. “I immediately stop smiling and cover my mouth because it makes me insecure.”

She also experienced name-calling by peers. Sarah reports being told that she could use her tooth as a screwdriver or stab someone with it if they tried to mug her. “Once someone told me [the tooth] could be used as a can opener. I know the person was joking but it still hurt my feelings,” Sarah wrote.

After two years in treatment with Dr. Ensley, Sarah has a beautiful smile. Check out the before and after picture of Sarah:

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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