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Oct 05, 2017, 10:17 ET Myths Begone! American Association of Orthodontists Debunks Seven Myths about Orthodontic Treatment for National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, the perfect time of year for the American Association of Orthodontists to set the record straight on...


Oct 20, 2014, 11:02 ET Treat Yourself to a Healthy Smile This Halloween

Candy corn, caramel apples, popcorn balls…Halloween goodies like these may bring a smile to the faces of kids of any age, but for people in...


Oct 16, 2014, 11:38 ET What Makes YOU Smile? Orthodontists Invite You to Post a Smiling Selfie @ mylifemysmile.org

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) wants to know What Makes You Smile? Maybe it's your family, the Texas Two-Step, a walk in the...


Oct 01, 2014, 15:00 ET Delicious, Orthodontic-Friendly Recipes from Renowned Chef John Besh

World-renowned chef John Besh is joining forces with the American Association of Orthodontists in October to remind kids and adults alike that that...


Mar 27, 2014, 13:12 ET How Arizona's starting pitcher is setting an example with a well-protected smile

 This April, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is partnering with Arizona's starting pitcher, Patrick Corbin, to promote National...


Apr 25, 2012, 09:00 ET American Association of Orthodontists to Showcase Latest Patient Trends, Treatments, and Technologies at 112th Annual Session in Honolulu May 4 - May 8

 The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a professional organization that has more than 17,000 member orthodontists in the U.S.,...


Apr 02, 2012, 13:02 ET Play it Safe: Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field With Simple Sports Safety Precautions

 April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and...


Feb 14, 2012, 10:59 ET American Association of Orthodontists Launches New "My Life, My Smile, My Orthodontist(SM)" Campaign

 Adults have never been more interested in improving their smiles, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a professional...


Apr 12, 2011, 10:15 ET Soccer Expert Mia Hamm Teaches Lesson in Sport Safety, Emphasizes the Importance of Protecting Kids' Smiles

Hall of Fame soccer star and mother of two, Mia Hamm is teaming up with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to spread the word that...


Feb 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Orthodontists to Offer Consumers Free Expert Consultations

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and many of its member orthodontists are making it easier for those who are contemplating...


Sep 28, 2010, 09:00 ET Braces-Wearers Beware: Certain Sweet Treats Can Bite Back

Halloween is a time when the vampire fangs come out in full force. However, for orthodontic patients – certain sweet treats can bite back....


Aug 04, 2010, 08:00 ET Jennie Garth and the American Association of Orthodontists Showcase Back-To-School Fashion with a Bite

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is teaming up with celebrity mom and 90210-star Jennie Garth to highlight the latest in...


Apr 01, 2010, 08:30 ET Pat Smith, Wife of Class of 2010 Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, Encourages Moms, Coaches and Young Athletes to Make Mouth Guards Part of the Game Plan

According to a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 67 percent of parents admitted that their child does NOT wear a...


Jan 26, 2010, 08:30 ET Tackling Kids' Sport Safety With Football Great Emmitt Smith

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), children are putting themselves at risk on the playing field while coaches and...


Aug 13, 2008, 01:00 ET Summer Games 'Swap' Raises Questions About Image, Oral Health

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As reported in publications and news outlets throughout the world, a seven-year-old child singer with...


Jan 23, 2008, 00:00 ET Lock Lips, Not Braces This Valentine's Day

ST LOUIS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) sets the record straight on...


Apr 26, 2005, 01:00 ET Straighten Out Your Smile

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 35-year old Lisa Troehler never dreamed she'd wear braces. But after years of feeling self-conscious about...


Apr 26, 2005, 01:00 ET Straighten Out Your Smile

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people agree that a healthy smile is an important asset and can impact a person's chances for career...


Jan 28, 2002, 00:00 ET Orthodontist Appointed to Olympic Medical Team for First Time in History Of The Games

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletes competing in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City will not have to worry about broken or...


Jan 21, 2002, 00:00 ET Orthodontists to Participate in Groundhog Job Shadow Day

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in the U.S. and Canada will soon be inviting...