At NPH Mexico we often see our children's beautiful smiles; however, some of those smiles need orthodontic treatment. Many of our children have crooked teeth, or jaws that are positioned improperly. Teeth that are not in the right place are harder to clean and at risk to be damaged and can also cause a strain on the chewing muscle and lead to jaw pain and headaches. Sometimes it can also have an impact on self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment can move the teeth in a correct position. This will make them easier to clean, and will not only improve the look of their smiles but also their health.
Orthodontic treatment can take approximately one to 1.5 years. The children will visit the orthodontist each month or more frequently if necessary. We already have a good relationship with an orthodontist who has 30 years of experience who attends to patients in Cuernavaca and in our home in Miacatlan.
Each orthodontic treatment includes:
- One panoramic dental x-rays to see if the kid needs a dental extraction.
- Extractions if needed.
- Braces placement.
- 20 orthodontic appointments approximately (may vary depending on the kids development during their treatment. They go every month to their appointment.
- One holder for after the braces after they are removed.
- Transportation for children and chaperone.
For every appointment the children pay $13 pesos for transportation each way and one or two chaperones go with them. Also when they get extractions the chaperones buy them ice lollipops or ice-cream to reduce the pain.
Please help fund this project so our children’s smiles can become even more beautiful.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact your nearest fundraising office. Click "Sponsor Project" to give an online donation. We are very grateful for any amount you can donate.
Note: the project cost includes a 10% premium to support the general needs of NPH and its children.
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