Okay, this is Possibly the Weirdest Orthodontic Post Yet.
An adventurous and caring Jupiter, FL orthodontist, Alberto Vargas, worked with marine biologists to return a severely injured sea turtle back to good health, using orthodontic procedures to help heal a damaged shell. Read
Orthodontist finds odd patient: 171-pound green sea turtle
“I’m not aware of this ever being done on a turtle before. We changed the shape of his shell, just like we change the shape of a patient’s jaw,” said Vargas, who performed the work for free. Think of this next time you crank a palatal expander.
Three cheers for Dr. Vargas!