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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...
How to Manage Orthodontic Health and Halloween: Best Treats, Worst Treats, and Candy Buy Back
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and things are just getting a bit spookier. It’s Halloween time again. Halloween can be a fun experience for all children young and old, and the age-old tradition of trick-or-treating is a highlight of many a Halloween memory. However, the sweet rewards of a night out trick-or-treating can cause...
6 Braces-Friendly Recipes for Fall
Fall is here and you know the drill – leaves change color, football once again takes over our TVs, pumpkin spice rules the world, temperatures drop and we are all left craving warmer foods. It’s time for you and your braces to embrace the cool temps with these festively fall recipes: Turkey, White Bean & Pumpkin Chil...
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?