Orthodontist finds odd patient: 171-pound green sea turtle

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!

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