The WORLD FEDERATION OF ORTHODONTICS strives to encourage high standards of orthodontics throughout the world and on the 15th May we celebrate WFO WORLD ORTHODONTIC HEALTH DAY. The WOHD logo was designed by Ananth Shankar and is described as:
“The World Orthodontic Health Day is celebrated by a logo that aims to become an easily recognized icon of orthodontic care across the globe.
At the core of the logo is a wide smile, bright white teeth space within healthy pink gums that have braces on them. These braces represent the kinship between orthodontists and a world that unites when people smile – for this purpose the braces are actually human silhouettes holding hands as “buddy braces”. This symbol of harmony also represents the coming together of a legendary spirit, thus in Olympic colours, signifying people of every race and colour coming together for orthodontic health.
The smile is within a white circle, the shining world and that itself is within a solid square block, a geometric outline that indicates stability and solid reputation. The font of the logo is classy, tall and modern. These elements are in the colours of the World Federation of Orthodontists – gold and burgundy.”