(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile)

As we shared last month, Bethany Hamilton—Soul Surfer, role model and health and wellness advocate—hit the road running (literally!) as a contestant on the latest season of The Amazing Race. On the heels of this endeavor, we’re happy to share that the Damon Smile past patient and official endorser has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Award in the “Favorite Comeback Athlete” category, alongside sports greats like Peyton Manning, Rajon Rondo and Adrian Peterson.

Bethany Smile Surf

Since her triumphant return to surfing after a horrific shark attack, Bethany has encouraged others to live a healthy, active life, and she continually stresses is the importance of self-confidence and wearing a beautiful smile. Having been treated with Damon Smile as a teen and becoming the official face of the brand in 2012, we know her comeback smile has not only inspired you—her fans—to seek treatment and take care of your oral health, but it has given her the confidence to continue pursuing her dream as a professional surfer. In fact, Bethany recently won the Surf-N-Sea Pipeline Women’s Pro, a major event in the realm of women’s surfing!

She has our vote as 2014’s “Favorite Comeback Athlete” and we are thrilled to see her comeback smile shining proudly both on-the-sea and on-screen! Show us your comeback smile by tweeting your picture and tagging @DamonSmile with the hashtag #comebacksmile, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DamonSystemBraces.

The awards will be live on Nickelodeon TONIGHT at 8/7C. Vote for Bethany here!

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(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile)

Bethany Hamilton—our favorite professional surfer and Damon Smile endorser—has been pursuing very exciting endeavors lately!

Last month Bethany released her latest book, titled, Body and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life. In the book, Bethany shares tips for eating healthy, staying mindful, and how to be the best version of yourself. She explains how to balance being healthy with having fun, including some specially developed workouts for toning on-the-go! Additionally in her book, Bethany includes delicious and healthy recipes—like these mango muffins.

Bethany Hamilton Book     Bethany Hamilton

Fun fact: Whole foods that are low in sugar are good for your body, but less processed sugar is also good for your teeth and gums!

As if a book launch isn’t impressive enough, Bethany and her husband Adam Dirks have been selected to participate in The Amazing Race on CBS! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, The Amazing Race is exactly that. It’s a reality game show in which teams of two race around the world while battling physical and mental challenges. The winning team is awarded $1 million! Be sure to tune into the show, premiering this fall on Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, to watch Bethany in action!

As a role model of confidence, fitness, and health, we at Damon Smile are rooting for Team Bethany and Adam!

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Perfect Your Braces Selfie

May 30, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) What would social media be without the selfie? Since its emergence in 2013, the selfie has been embraced by well-known celebrities and highly-respected politicians—from President Barack Obama to Ellen DeGeneres. Whether you take a creative self-portrait every day or just on special occasions, it’s […]

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate World Oral Health Day!

March 14, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime? That’s why March 20 is so important. Internationally recognized as World Oral Health Day, March 20 brings together people and organizations from all over the world to […]

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4 Tips for Bracket-Brushing Perfection

February 12, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) Congratulations, you’ve made the move to get the smile you’ve always wanted! Now that you have braces, what does that mean for your daily brushing routine? It means brushing your teeth just became even more important! We’re here to help with four tips to keep […]

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The Results Are In & Your Smile Is In Style

December 19, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) more adults than ever are seeking orthodontic treatment.  As of 2012, more than 1.2 million people over the age of 18 have received treatment for a healthier, more beautiful smile. The treatment […]

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Damon Smile Website Wins 2013 W³ Silver Award

November 27, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) We’re thrilled to share that the Damon Braces website has been selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts as a 2013 W3 Silver Award winner in the category of health websites! The W³ Awards honor creative excellence on the Web, and the Damon […]

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Have a Fun and Braces Safe Halloween with these Candy Tips

October 21, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) Did you know nearly 600 million pounds of candy is purchased each year for Halloween? Between sticky caramels, sugary candy corn and gooey taffy, Halloween can be a frightful time for people with braces! To help you avoid severely damaging wires and brackets this […]

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Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month With Us!

October 10, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton to give you even more reasons to smile. During the month of October, we encourage you to take the pledge to “Always Smile.” National Orthodontic Health Month […]

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New Infographic Illustrates Why It’s ‘Never Too Late’ to Invest in Your Smile

August 29, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) To celebrate Damon Smile endorser and inspirational pro surfer, Bethany Hamilton’s recent wedding, we’ve created a special infographic that illustrates the benefits of having the smile you’ve always dreamed of—at any age. Titled ‘Never Too Late,’ the infographic spotlights powerful industry statistics while addressing […]

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