Dr. Stevens is not only an orthodontist, he's Santa--at least for today. The gifts he's giving though, you won't find beneath the tree. You find them, when you take a seat in his chair.
Thursday, two Tallahassee students are getting braces--for free. It's all apart of the "Smile for a Lifetime" program, which grants deserving kids like Deja Taylor and Jonthan Rivero winning smiles.
"This is the best Christmas Gift ever," said Taylor.
Braces are expensive-- about $5,000, but orthodontists say they're a gift that keeps on giving.
"A great smile creates confidence and inspires hope and really changes their lives," said orthodontist Lucas Stevens.
The two new patients agree. They say their new megawatt smiles will light up their futures.
"If I become a musician and I perform sometime it will give me more confidence to go in front of people," said Rivero.
"I can have a better smile and it can bring out my personality even more," said Taylor.
Taylor and Rivero applied for the orthodontic treatment and were selected based on need, good grades and their leadership abilities.
Dr. Stevens will give 4 more sets of free braces this year. Visit his website for an application.