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What makes your Orthodontist a Specialist?
Did you know that all orthodontists are dentists, but only 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists? That statement may sound confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with the differences between a dentist and orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dentist who has specialized training in orthodontic care. Let’s start by looking at what a d...
5 Reasons Why Mail Order Braces are a Really Bad Idea
Recently, mail order braces and at-home teeth aligner kits have become a fad, but they shouldn’t be. They seem appealing, as they are advertised as affordable and convenient. If social media is anything to go by at-home aligners appear to work, and there are tons of reviews of their results all over the internet. While at-home kits might seem ...
Braces-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner Foods Recommended by Orthodontists
Thanksgiving dinner is the kick off of the holidays, so you want to breeze through it by avoiding any damage to your braces and other orthodontic appliances. Luckily, many Thanksgiving dinner standards fall under the braces-friendly category, meaning you may not have to change many (or any) of your Thanksgiving dinner plans! Main dish Turke...
Meet the CAO
The California Association of Orthodontists (CAO) is the Californian component of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)—the largest and oldest dental specialty organization. The CAO represents nearly 1,500 orthodontic members who practice in California. CAO members are specialists who have completed dental school and then successfully completed 2–3 years of additional training at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Our members are experts in diagnosing and treating all orthodontic problems in patients of all ages—from child to adult. Whether you are considering clear aligners or traditional braces, orthodontists have the training, the expertise, and the treatment options to make sure you get your best smile. Why trust your smile to anything less than a specialist?