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Orthodontists have years of specialized training to straighten your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile.

What is 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?

CAO on Social Media

#facts Don’t forget that your oral health represents your overall health! ☝️ #oralhealth #overallhealth #aao #cao
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WHAT COLOR IS currently on your brackets? 🌈 Comment an emoji in the color of your brackets below to let us know! #braces #brackets #orthodontist ...

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DID YOU WEAR your retainer today? If not, this is your reminder to! 😁👍 #retainer #straightteeth #smile #orthodontics ...

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Just a reminder that HAPPINESS is an inside job! 😃 #positivity #happiness #smile ...

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CLEAR BRACES are awesome! 😃 They are a subtle way to transform your smile. #clearbraces #straightteeth #healthysmile #orthodontics ...

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ANYONE WHO STORES their retainer in the bathroom should make sure to store it at least four feet away from the toilet. 🚽👍 #keepaway #germs #retainer ...

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STRAIGHT TEETH can lead to better gum health. 😁 #healthygums #straightteeth #orthodontics ...

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BRACES CAUSING CANKER SORES? 🤨 Try drying off the irritating portion of braces and applying just a little orthodontic wax! 😃👍 #wax #cankersores #orthodontics ...

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IF YOU’VE BEEN a fan of Gwen Stefani for a while, then you know that she used to have braces! They looked great on her then and look at her smile now! 🤩#straightteeth #gwenstefani #braces #orthodontics ...

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CLASS IS IN SESSION and it's teeth alignment 101! 🦷 We hope those who are going back to school have a great school year! 😃 #backtoschool #teethalignment #orthodontics ...

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THERE'S NO one-size-fits-all solution to a healthier smile! Many orthodontists work with each individual patient to find the best treatment option for them.😀#orthodontictreatment #healthiersmile #straightteeth #options ...

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BE TOUGH for the short time you have braces–it will be worth it when it's over! Your smile lasts forever. 😊 #smile #braces #quote #healthyteeth #orthodontist ...

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DO NOT try to sanitize your retainers by putting them in boiling water or the microwave! High heat can cause them to warp. 😬 #retainers #highheat #orthodontist #teethtip ...

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JUST IMAGINE WHAT your smile will be like after those braces come off! 😁👏🏼 Make sure you’re wearing the rubber bands and using the floss threaders! #braces #flossthreader #rubberbands #healthysmile #makeanappointment #orthodontist #greatsmile ...

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DENTISTS AND ORTHODONTISTS both deal with teeth, so what's the difference? Orthodontists have training and skills in addition to dentistry! 🤓 #orthodontist #orthodontics #dentist #straightteeth #healthysmile ...

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TAKE THE TIME to make your teeth shine! ✨ A dazzling smile is the result of diligent twice-daily brushing and daily flossing! 😁 #shine #healthyteeth #orthodontics ...

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YOU MIGHT LIKE the way oral piercings look, but they can pose dangers to your mouth and teeth, particularly when you also have braces. 😬 #oralpiercings #braces #orthodontist #oralhealth ...

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ORTHODONTISTS CAN HELP YOU take the first steps towards a more confident smile! 😁👍 #confidence #smile #straightteeth #healthyteeth #orthodontist ...

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RUST IS NOT something you need to worry about with your braces, because they’re specifically made of alloys that don’t rust! #rust #braces #alloys #orthodontics ...

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YOUR HEALTHY SMILE is a team effort! 😃 We make sure we’re doing our part, so keep doing yours! 👍#teamwork #healthysmile #orthodontist ...

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