Partnership to Provide Free Orthodontic Care to Kids in Need

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Retainer Club, a subscription retainer service, and Mouthguard Club, which provides athletes with custom designed mouthguards, have partnered with Smiles Change Lives, an international nonprofit that helps families who could not otherwise afford orthodontic treatment get it.

“In the more than six years that I have worked with Smiles Change Lives, I have seen firsthand the incredible impact of providing free orthodontic treatment to those who could not otherwise afford it,” said Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club president and cofounder Dr. Blair Feldman.

“Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club are aligned with the Smiles Change Lives ethos of making oral healthcare more accessible, especially to the underprivileged,” Feldman said.

“Dr. Feldman is a former recipient of our annual Gini award, named after our founder Virginia ‘Gini’ Brown, which honors orthodontic providers who have gone above and beyond to inspire hope, raise self-esteem, and help change the lives of children across North America,” said Smiles Change Lives president Thomas Brown. 

“We are therefore thrilled to partner with Retainer Club, which is the most cost-effective way to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment. Mouthguard Club brings previously unaffordable custom-fitting mouthguards to athletes everywhere,” said Brown.

“We are honored to partner with Smiles Change Lives,” said Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club CEO and cofounder Craig Weiss.

“As a result of COVID-19, so many families are facing economic uncertainty. It is more important than ever that we provide people with an affordable way to maintain and protect their perfect smile. We are excited to announce our commitment to provide free sets of end-of-treatment retainers for Smiles Change Lives children,” said Weiss.

“As director of product services, I am always looking for ways to provide value to Smiles Change Lives’ network of more than 750 orthodontic partners,” said Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club director Alexis Barclay.

“Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club deliver orthodontists a steady stream of new patients seeking treatment while at the same time providing patients with a cost-effective way to preserve and protect their teeth for life,” Barclay said. “Partnering with Retainer Club and Mouthguard Club with our Smiles Change Lives network is a win-win.”

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