Why Choose an Orthodontist?
About Our Practice
Education empowered Dr. Haeger to become a top orthodontist, and we believe patients deserve the same opportunity to flourish in their passion. That’s why we give thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to help our talented young patients achieve their dreams.
Everyone deserves to love their smile, but financial obstacles can make that unattainable. Dr. Haeger’s Smile For a Lifetime provides free full-service orthodontic treatment to local underserved children so they can have healthy, straight smiles.
Chances are we’ve sponsored your child’s sports teams and are cheering them on from the sidelines. If not, reach out to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities so we can see your kid’s winning smile.
As a pillar in the community, Dr. Haeger supports a wide range of charitable initiatives and organizations.
Smile for a Lifetime
Kent Little League
MV Little League
Tacoma Bear Run
MVCAC. Maple Valley Creative Arts Council
Relay for Life
MV Food Bank
Kent Food Bank
MV Kids Day
Tahoma Elementary Carnival
Kent Health and Wellness Fair
Jewish Family Services
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Densho to honor Japanese Families
Covington Rainier Youth Choir
Tahoma Elementary PE teachers
Youth Eastside Services
Washington Oral Health Foundation
Seattle Children’s Theatre
“Education was my ticket to getting where I am today. So, if there is any way I can assist others to achieve their dreams, I would like to help.”
— Dr. Haeger
Education changes lives. Paired with hard work and grit, it has opened doors for Dr. Haeger to become a top orthodontist. Furthermore, his success has allowed him to humbly assist his bright patients in achieving their academic goals.
Every year, Dr. Haeger awards $10,000 in scholarships of $1,000 or $2,000 each. This has amounted to over $100,000 since this initiative began.
Getting to know the brilliant patients that come to Haeger Orthodontics is the inspiration behind this program. A college education can change your life, but it can be very costly. We hope to ease the financial burden to uplift and propel our patients toward success.
Current or previous patients or their family members may apply.
You can apply in February and March. Look for an email announcement in February.
Applications are due around March 31st each year.
All applications received by the deadline are coded and made anonymous. Dr. Haeger makes his selection based on a point system that considers students’ answers to open-ended questions, academic standing, test scores, and other factors.
It varies, but usually six to eight scholarships each year.
We want to emphasize the importance of education and reward as many patients as possible for their excellence in high school.
Recipients are selected in early May.
“I get great personal satisfaction helping people and families change their lives, and I feel fortunate to have the skills to help.”
— Dr. Haeger
Every child deserves to love their smile. After seeing the impact that straightening a smile makes on patients, Dr. Haeger started a Smile for a Lifetime chapter at Haeger Orthodontics.
Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is a nonprofit that makes orthodontic and dental care more affordable and accessible to children in low-income families and those in special circumstances, such as foster care or out-of-home placements. With a network stretching across the United States and Canada, S4L helps connect orthodontic providers with children in need.
Many of these underserved children are at risk for unfavorable challenges, health problems, academic obstacles, and negative social outcomes. Improving their smile confidence through free, full-service orthodontics can vastly improve their overall well-being and mitigate the challenges that arise from low self-confidence.
Our mission is to inspire and spark hope in these youth and dramatically change their lives for the better.
“Seeing kids in our neighborhood thrive through sports is one of the best parts of the season. We are honored to serve our community through sports sponsorships.”
— Dr. Haeger
A shining smile is just the beginning of positive overall health. Sports promote mental soundness, physical strength, and inner confidence — all the key components necessary for health and happiness.
That’s why we love sponsoring local sports teams and seeing our patients thrive! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, reach out to either of our offices and check out the photo gallery of our awesome teams in the meantime.
It is an honor to bring our patients together in support of the courageous men and women who selflessly defend our country. Dr. Haeger has partnered with local schools for the annual Halloween Candy Buyback. This program encourages children to trade their excess candy for cash and prizes. The collected candy is then sent overseas to our military, with the hope of bringing a moment of joy and sweetness to their day. Check out the Halloween Candy Buyback 2022 and see the happy faces ignited by giving back!