Soul Surfer with a Great Smile!

Known for overcoming a terrible shark attack, Bethany Hamilton relied on the transformative orthodontic treatment of Damon Braces to quickly and comfortably improve the health and beauty of her smile! Rucker Orthodontics, orthodontist in Temecula, is moving toward our goal of creating a beautiful and confident smile with Damon Braces! Continue reading below for more of Bethany’s amazing story!

Bethany Hamilton

About Bethany Hamilton

Bethany has no doubt become an inspiration for millions of people through her story of passion and determination! In 2003, 13 year-old Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing in the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. The horrific attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. Determined to get back in the water, Bethany miraculously returned to surfing just one month after the incident. She has since then achieved her goal of becoming a professional surfer, and by 2011, she had competed in more than 54 professional surfing competitions.

At age 14, Bethany underwent orthodontic treatment to correct an open bite and crowding in her teeth. She was incredibly happy with her results, and Bethany’s orthodontic care gave her healthier teeth and gums, clearer speech, increased confidence and enhanced facial features.

Many recognize Bethany from Soul Surfer, The New York Times autobiography best seller that was released as a major motion picture in April 2011. Today she travels the world surfing and sharing her personal story of confidently smiling through adversity!

Why Choose Damon Braces in Temecula?
  • Require fewer adjustments, meaning fewer appointments
  • The light pressure used in the Damon System stimulates broad, natural arch development and typically delivers results up to 25% faster than traditional braces.
  • Easier to keep clean, which promotes better hygiene throughout treatment.
  • Eliminated the need for headgear, rapid palatal expanders and other invasive appliances.
  • Significantly reduce the need for extracting healthy permanent teeth

If you have any questions about Damon Braces, or if you would like to find out which type of braces are best for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us  for answers and advice, or to schedule an appointment! Call today at 951-302-0685 to reach our orthodontics office in Temecula!

NOTE: The author, Dr. Jonathan Rucker, is a certified specialist in orthodontics (Orthodontist). His private orthodontic practice, Rucker Orthodontics, is located in Temecula, California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University, his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the Medical College of Virginia, and his orthodontic specialty training at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. He is a certified Damon Braces provider and a preferred Invisalign specialist. He offers the most advanced techniques available in modern orthodontic treatment to ensure his patients have a positive and memorable experience while giving them the best possible results.