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Orthodontists have years of specialized training to straighten your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Easy Diet Tips for Beautiful, Strong Teeth
CAO Member Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca wrote for The Doctor Weighs In on diet tips for healthy, strong and beautiful teeth. If you have been following your oral care regimen faithfully and are still fighting decay, what you’re eating could be contributing to your cavities.
Patient Warning: Do Not Attempt DIY Teeth Straightening
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the California Association of Orthodontists (CAO), the state component of the AAO, urge individuals to refrain from the dangerous practice of DIY teeth straightening and to seek the services of a CAO member orthodontist to perform any orthodontic treatment.
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?