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Against The Odds award now open for entries

Published: 18/04/2018

The British Orthodontic Society’s Against The Odds award, 2018 is now open for entries. The award was set up to find and celebrate the best stories of orthodontic treatment and showcases the transformative power of braces.  

Sponsored by Ormco Europe, the award is open to children and adults and is now in its 12th year. The most recent winner was 17-year-old Lubo Rnic from Bristol whose tooth straightening was inspired by speech and language therapist Sarah Barnett. Lubo’s orthodontic treatment was carried out by Bristol-based orthodontist Peter Thomas after Sarah suggested that orthodontics might help Lubo with his speech and saliva control. 

Peter not only achieved a great result but, having been unable to play the trumpet as a young lad, Lubo was able to realise his dream and not only play the trumpet but join his school orchestra. You can read Lubo’s story here.

Entrants are asked to describe in five hundred words their experience of treatment, including the role of the orthodontist. The first prize is £750 worth of travel vouchers for the patient and a trophy for the orthodontist. Peter Thomas is pictured with the trophy and Andrew Price, UK sales manager of Ormco Europe. The deadline for entries is August 31, 2018.

Due to a few refinements made to forms this year, entrants and orthodontists are encouraged to download the latest version of the entry form which is available at