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Smile program will offer braces to kids in need
Sandra Deal joined local orthodontist to announce new foundation
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Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.

The foundation will provide financial assistance to children who need orthodontic care but cannot afford braces.

Wilson Orthodontics' foundation is a chapter of a national organization started in 2008 by an orthodontist in Arkansas. It will be the first chapter in Northeast Georgia and the fourth in the state.

"A smile is the universal language," Deal said. "It's important that children have the self-confidence to open their mouths and share a smile."