The AAO issponsoring the “How Orthodontics Changed My Life” video contest fororthodontic patients who are 18 years of age or younger. Contestants are invited to tell their personal stories about life beforeand after their orthodontic treatment.

“Almost every day a patient tells me that orthodontic treatment has madea difference in their lives,” said Robert Bray, DDS, MS, formerpresident of the AAO (pictured). “It’s the patients themselves who are best atexplaining the transformation that orthodontic treatment brings. Here isa fantastic opportunity for young people to create a video chronicle oftheir experiences, inspire others, and have the chance to win a collegescholarship. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing how orthodonticpatients are helped by what my colleagues and I do every day.”

Each of two winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.The contest is open to students who are legal residents of the US,Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. Contestants must have received treatmentfrom a member of the AAO and should be in, or have completed, the activeretention phase of treatment.

All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2010.

Additional contest guidelines and information can be found here.