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Orthodontists have years of specialized training to straighten your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Know Your Orthodontic Hardware
SOMETIMES, HAVING BRACES can make things feel a bit crowded in your mouth, but every piece of orthodontic hardware serves an important purpose in getting you the straight, healthy smile you deserve! Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones. The Main Attraction: Braces Before adding any additional appliances, braces themselv...
Back To Basics: The DO's And DON'Ts Of Toothbrushing
BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we do everyday. And yet it’s easy to fall into a routine of bad habits if we’re not careful! Developing correct brushing techniques and sticking to them is crucial to the health and appearance of your smile. Toothbrushing DO’s Use the right technique. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle against t...
How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health
DID YOU KNOW THAT STRESS can have an effect on your oral health? As if you needed any more on your plate! Knowing how stress and oral health are connected can help you combat any problems that might arise. Stress May Contribute to Teeth Grinding Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For some peop...
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?