The winners will receive additional perks such as $100 gift cards and professional prints of their photos from the shoot. They will also enjoy the recognition of their friends and peers throughout the community. This desire for positive recognition is one reason the contest is gaining in popularity.
“People may think that as an orthodontist I fix smiles, but what I really do is create confidence,”
As part of the entry phase of the Idol Smiles contest, any existing or former patient of Northeast Orthodontic Associates was welcome to enter the contest by submitting a digital photo earlier this year. Following the entry period, all contestants’
Dr. Park added that the popularity of the Idol Smiles contest has led her to make it an annual event. Northeast Orthodontic Associates held the first Idol Smiles contest two years ago, and each year the contest fields more contestants, more votes, and more interest from the community in general. The winners of the Idol Smiles contest and other contests run by the practice can be seen on the practice’s website, drpark4braces.com.
Northeast Orthodontic Associates, led by Dr. Park, treats patients out of offices in Syracuse and North Syracuse. Both locations boast state-of-the-