National Orthodontic Health Month, held each year in October, provides many opportunities for orthodontic practices to share substantive information about orthodontic treatment and create fun activities in their practices and communities.
Resources from the AAO are available for you and your team to use to communicate about National Orthodontic Health Month. Follow AAO consumer social media throughout the month to view newly posted content with a variety of information that members are welcome to share on your practice social media pages:
- Consumer Facebook
- Consumer Twitter
- Consumer Instagram
Also, please click here*
to learn about the following popular options and additional NOHM tools and resources:
● Make decorating for the month easy with National Orthodontic Health Month posters. *
for your practice and print out poster files celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month. Each poster comes in three sizes. Favorites include “Say Boo,” “Candy Buy-Back,” “Fangs for the Memories,” “Let Your Smile Soar” and “Spider Web.”
● Reward your patients’ efforts to comply with treatment requirements with a Halloween candy buy-back*.
Candy buy-backs provide fun for young patients while relieving them of the temptation to eat sticky, chewy and hard candies collected during trick-or-treating – and relieving you and your team of post-Halloween headaches. Planning tools include sample local media materials that you may use if you choose to open your candy buy-back to the community.
* NOTE: National Orthodontic Health Month materials on the member website are available exclusively for AAO member use. Thus, log-in is required to access the linked tools and resources.