Friday, September 29, 2006
Ugly Betty show provokes response from AAO
After watching and enjoying ABC's premiere of "Ugly Betty," the President of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) felt compelled to send the character a letter via the show's producers. Here is what he said:
Dear Betty, I saw you on Thursday and I want to be the first to congratulate you on joining the growing trend of more than one million adults with braces – you are well on your way to a healthy, beautiful smile.
Although most adults today opt for sleeker and less noticeable braces, it looks like you decided on the retro “railroad tracks” model. If you ever want to make a change, please feel free to contact me -- or one of my 9,350 colleagues in the U.S. and Canada -- at the American Association of Orthodontists. If you want to see the latest treatments we offer, or if you’d like to find an orthodontist near you, please visit us online at http://www.braces.org/.
Good luck with the new job and keep smiling, Donald R. Joondeph, DDS, MSPresidentAmerican Association of Orthodontists