Smith Orthodontics announces teacher free braces recipient

Dr. Amy Smith is providing free treatment to a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week

Shanee Keller

The Smith Orthodontics team is showing their appreciation by providing free braces to one of the many teachers who have continued to educate and inspire kids in the Mid-Ohio Valley, according to a release. The deserving recipient is Shanee Keller, resident of Evans and a third-grade teacher at Cottageville Elementary.

Dr. Amy Smith and Shanee Keller

Dr. Amy Smith, owner of Smith Orthodontics in Ripley and Parkersburg, said, “I have two kids of my own, so I know how hard it has been on them and their teachers. What better way to celebrate our educators during Teacher Appreciation Week than by giving a teacher the gift of a new smile?”

Keller came to the office to meet the team and accept her free braces, and she officially started treatment on May 3, the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Asked about getting braces as an adult, she said, “It’s never too late to be your best!”