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Dr. Zach Casagrande donates time and smiles to change kids’ lives

Northern Virginia Orthodontics is pleased to announce their partnership with Smiles Change Lives (SCL), a national charity that helps low-income children get braces. “SCL connects deserving children with the orthodontists in their community who want to help them,” states LeAnn Smith, Chief Operating Offer of Smiles Change Lives.

Dr. Casagrande was selected to treat approved SCL patients. This means that SCL can put this doctor’s good intentions to work by finding the kids who most need braces.

"I am proud to be a part of an outstanding organization like Smiles Change Lives. Through SCL we can enhance the lives of children in our community that could not otherwise afford the benefits of orthodontics,” shares Dr. Casagrande. "SCL makes it easy and possible for these children to apply and begin treatment, resulting in a healthy and beautiful smile!”

With the support of Dr. Casagrande and hundreds of others nationwide, SCL is in need of applicants. SCL is currently seeking children:

  • Ages 11-18
  • With severely crooked teeth and misaligned jaws
  • Whose family income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level
  • With good oral hygiene
  • Who are motivated to comply with program guidelines and treatment plan

With the current economic downturn, more families now qualify for Smiles Change Lives due to a change in the program’s financial guidelines. Anyone interested is encouraged to visit www.smileschangelives.org/qualify to determine if their family meets the financial guidelines. Families interested in applying can review program guidelines and download an application in English and Spanish at www.smileschangelives.org/apply or by calling 888-900-3554.

SCL is a nationwide program serving children in 50 states. Email info@smileschangelives.org for more information or to join the mailing list, or join SCL online at www.smileschangelives.org/onlinecommunities to keep up to date on current news and program expansion.

Dr. Casagrande is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction held by less than 25% of orthodontists. A Northern Virginia native, Dr. Casagrande received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, magna cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia. In addition to his dental degree, Dr. Casagrande also earned a Master of Science degree and a degree in Orthodontics from the Medical College of Virginia. He remains a part of the Medical College of Virginia as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, teaching residents to become orthodontists.

Dr. Casagrande is highly trained in the latest orthodontic techniques and treatments for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients including Invisalign and self-ligating bracket systems that can reduce treatment time and increase patient comfort. He is the only Invisalign Elite Provider Orthodontist in Loudoun County. This distinction puts Dr. Casagrande amongst the top 1% of Invisalign providers nationwide. He also has extensive experience with complex cases requiring orthognathic jaw surgery as a former member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team.

For more information on Dr. Zach Casgarande and Northern Virginia Orthodontics, please visit our website at www.ashburnsmiles.com or call us at 703.327.1718.

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  • These guys deserve 6 stars out of 5. Seriously, this guy and his team are good. Did you know that Dr. Casagrande is one of the leading Invisalign providers in the world? I think he's actually in the top 1% in the country!! I saw just as many adults in his office as I did kids, and everyone seemed to be all smiles. ~ David
  • The fact that my children look forward to each orthodontic appointment is very compelling. Dr. Casagrande and his staff have created a warm and welcoming environment and offer excellent care to their patients. ~ Ashley
  • With so many great choices in the area for a good orthodontist, we searched and searched for the best fit and are so glad we found Dr. Casagrande. The doctor is so wonderful, instantly giving us the feeling that our son is in good medical hands with a qualified and knowledgeable orthodontist. ~Daisy
  • Every month that I walk into the office, I'm greeted by wonderful smiles, lovely compliments, and funny stories; it is just a wonderful place to be. On top of that, they are professional, knowledgeable and have done wonders with my treatment, explaining it every step of the way and helping me get my desired results. ~Sonia
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