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Orthodontists have years of specialized training to straighten your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
How to Catch, Treat and Cure Gum Disease
Do you ever spit out blood when you brush or floss? If you do, you could be seeing the early stages of gum disease, or gingivitis, as it’s commonly known. Luckily, if caught in the early stages, gum disease is reversible with a few changes to your oral care routine. It’s important to make these changes as soon as you notice pain or bleeding ...
Going Back to School With Braces
The first day of school has arrived and if you or your child got braces over the summer, making braces-friendly adjustments to your routine will be a new experience. Since your orthodontist does the hard work of moving braces – there are only a few things you should do to make sure you’re on track for a beautiful smile at the end of your tre...
Why Your Kid Should Get Braces this Summer
For some families, the summer can be just as busy as the school year. Between summer camps, family vacations and outdoor activities, you may wonder: “Can my family fit in an orthodontic appointment?” We have four reasons to schedule your child’s orthodontic appointment before summer break is over. More Flexibility The...
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?