Makers Of Damon® Smile And Insignia™ Release Infographic Illustrating The History Of Orthodontics In Celebration Of National Orthodontic Health Month

Company Behind Leading Orthodontic Treatments Also Launches the "Always Smile" Pledge Campaign to Benefit the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation

Oct 21, 2013, 08:00 ET from Ormco

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month this October, the makers of Damon® Smile and Insignia™—advanced orthodontic treatment solutions—have unveiled an infographic that illustrates the evolution of orthodontics, detailing important industry milestones that date back to 1728. Highlights of the infographic showcase the move from old wood, gold and silver braces to today's aesthetically-clear braces. Fun facts, such as famous faces in braces including Faith Hill and Tom Cruise, are also captured.   


"As a way of honoring National Orthodontic Health Month we are sharing this infographic to show just how much the orthodontic industry has progressed since its early beginnings in the 1700s. From clear, virtually-invisible braces to digital treatment solutions, the visual is also a promising testament to the technological industry advancements we're encountering today," said Vicente Reynal, president of Ormco, the company that manufacturers Damon Smile and Insignia. "Smiles are a big part of our identity and this month presents the perfect opportunity for the millions of Americans interested in improving their smiles to take action in understanding the difference a beautiful, healthy smile can make in their confidence, health and overall well-being."

As part of its National Orthodontic Health Month recognition, the makers of Damon Smile and Insignia are also inviting consumers to spread awareness of healthy, beautiful smiles by visiting and taking the pledge to "Always Smile." For every pledge received, one dollar will be donated to the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides orthodontic care and free braces to underserved children with financial challenges and orthodontic needs. All who pledge will also be entered to win a one-on-one Skype chat with Soul Surfer and Damon Smile-endorser Bethany Hamilton.

Those interested in taking the smile pledge should click here. Ormco will donate one dollar for the first 1,500 pledges received.

To learn more about Damon Smile and Insignia, visit and Media interested in speaking with a Damon Smile spokesperson can contact Robin Dwyer at 619-234-0345 or Receive Damon Smile and Insignia updates on Facebook at and, or Twitter at @DamonBraces.

About Ormco

For over 50 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets Titanium Orthos™ and Mini-Twin™ to self-ligating appliances with the Damon® System and active Prodigy™ SL. Ormco's Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive solution with customized brackets, wires and placement trays for increased clinical efficiency. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit the Ormco website.