According to an article in the West Milford Messenger, Lawrence Piekarsky, DMD, Hewitt, NJ, is holding a “Literary Contest for Free Braces.” The contest invites kids ages 10 to 17 who live within a 30-mile radius of his office to write an essay about why they deserve free braces.

Piekarsky and his staff will judge the entries for content, grammar, and spelling, and the winner will get free orthodontic treatment with all related expenses covered from initial exam to retainers.