Our smiles are one of our most defining characteristics, and if you’ve ever been embarrassed about your teeth, you know firsthand how hard it can be to fully express yourself compared to people who smile without shame.
A Brazilian dentist named Felipe Rossi works hard every day to help give quality care to his patients’ teeth, but he doesn’t stop there. He also travels all around the world through his organization, Por1Sorriso, providing dental work to people who would otherwise never be able to afford it. Dental work can be expensive, even a “luxury,” and people who are focused on getting food on the table with minimal earnings would never ordinarily be able to fix their smiles. But Rossi’s charitable work is giving them the before-and-after moments they never thought they’d have.
Here are some of the unbelievable transformations that Rossi has created: