NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- "Smile It Forward" is a program that picks one local Hampton Roads student each month to receive a brand new smile.

"I want to pay it forward with this initiative and give deserving kids, no matter their financial circumstances, the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that orthodontics can provide," explained Dr. Yugal Behl.

One student will be awarded the free treatment each month, courtesy Behl Orthodontics.

Applications for the free treatment can be submitted through a form on the company's website.

"One of my favorite things about being an orthodontist is watching the confidence grow from non-existent before braces to beaming after braces," explained Dr. Behl. "I look forward to watching out Smile It Forward recipients go through the same powerful transformation."

For more information, visit the Behl Orthodontics website or call (757) 224-3004.