Allesee Orthodontic Appliances (AOA), Sturtevant, Wis – a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties Inc – will partner with the Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colo. S4L is a national non-profit organization that provides orthodontic scholarships to underserved children who could not normally afford treatment.

“AOA is so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization,” said Kevin Rattle, sales and marketing manager of AOA. “We are always looking for opportunities to give back, and what better way than to help a cause that creates self-confidence and positive changes in the life of a child who may not have had this opportunity without S4L?”

According to S4L, the organization serves more 1,000 children annually, creating self-confidence, inspiring hope, and changing lives through the gift of a smile.

“AOA Lab has graciously offered to work with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation by providing a set of retainers for each S4L scholarship recipient,” explained Dr Ron Redmond, S4L Board President. “This is a timely offer because of the increasing number of patients completing their active orthodontic treatment and transitioning to their retention phase. We would like welcome AOA Lab to the S4L family!”

S4L chapter members can obtain an AOA application for free retainers via the organization’s national member website,