About Our Logo

Metz Orthodontics Logo

Dr. Metz chose the pineapple for his logo because it is his favorite food, but also because it has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies.

The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits and spices. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England. The legend has continued to the present, and frequently one sees the pineapple symbol in hotels and restaurants to signal the presence of hospitality.

Dr. Metz hopes you feel welcome in our practice and experience the warmth, charm and style of being a patient at Metz Orthodontics.