Braces fix your teeth, but can also be an expensive burden.
That's why a local orthodontics practice is stepping in to ease the financial pain and strain of getting your braces.
On Saturday, Adirondack Orthodontics in Latham teamed up with Smiles Change Lives, an international nonprofit, for what organizers say is the Capital Region's largest-ever donation of braces.
Hundreds of children were screened by a team of doctors at the Latham practice and up to 25 will be selected to receive treatment.
Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn, founder of Adirondack Orthodontics, tells Spectrum News it's all about bringing out smiles, and giving back to the community.
“Orthodontic treatment can definitely be very costly and we are very excited to be able to lessen that burden for parents and the kids, and I’m telling you the kids we’ve seen today are super excited because they really appreciate what we’re doing here, and we’re just excited to be able to do this for them," said Berenshteyn.
In all, the services and supplies the kids selected will get adds up to about $150,000.