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Sleep Disorders - How Orthodontists can help
Everyone has had a bad night of sleep, whether it be from a bad dream, discomfort or simply getting to bed later than planned. Some, possibly you, have found they have a more serious issue that indicates the presence of a sleep disorder. While sleep disorders can take a range of forms, here are a few of the more common disorders: ...
What treatments does an orthodontist provide?
The world of oral care is complex and there are many specialists that focus on the different areas of orthodontics and dentistry. All of these areas are important, so it’s imperative that you identify the specialist for your specific needs within the fields of dentistry and orthodontics. As you may know, there are many differences between orth...
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...
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?