Against the Odds first prize worth £750.00

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BOS invites orthodontic patients to enter Against the Odds Award 2018

The British Orthodontic Society’s Against the Odds Award showcases the transformative power of braces by celebrating the best account of life-changing orthodontic treatment told by a patient. Entries are now being invited before the closing deadline of 31st August 2018.

Sponsored by Ormco, the award, now in its 12th year, is open to children and adults alike. The most recent winner was 17-year-old Lubo Rnic, who’s story can be found by visiting 

After speech and language therapist Sarah Barnett suggested that orthodontics might improve Lubo’s condition – and help him achieve his dream of playing the trumpet. Treatment was successfully completed by Bristol-based orthodontist Dr Peter Thomas, and Lubo’s dream came true when he played with his school orchestra.

Patients who enter the Against the Odds 2018 Award must describe in five hundred words their experience of orthodontic treatment and explain how the final outcome was achieved “against the odds”. Judges want to hear how their specialist supported them through the treatment and why it has transformed their life.

The BOS wants to hear your story; the patient’s first prize is £750 worth of travel vouchers and the orthodontist is presented with a trophy. To download the entry form go to 

Image caption: The 2018 winner Lubo and his orthodontist Peter Thomas