Dr Larson R. Keso, former AAO President and voracious consumer of mystery and spy novels, started noticing occasional references to orthodontics in popular novels. Some were cute, some were curious...
"She was setting at a computer wearing a pair of black librarian glasses, which meant that Virgil would almost certainly fall in love with her. The near-sighted intelligent look did him in every time. if she'd had an overbite, he would have proposed."2
"Luke gave an amused giggle and the big man leaned forward, his pronounced underbite making him look like he had an IQ of sixty"7
"Before a mouthful of braces had taken care of her striking resemblance to a certain animated rabbit"20
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