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?

News

COVID-19 Update 3/20/2020

As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve, California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a statewide order to stay at home until further notice.

You can read more about the Governor’s order here>>

Member orthodontists click here for more detailed information and resources to support your practice>>



NBC REPORTING ON SELF-APPLIED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS

This recent NBC news story provides important information for patients to consider in regard to orthodontic care. Watch the full report here.

CAO on Social Media

WE CAN stop the spread of COVID-19 and get through this, as long as we work together. #covid19 #worktogether #wecandoit #stayhome ...

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CONCERNED ABOUT A minor orthodontic issue and stuck at home? 😬 Check out these tips from @aao.info (American Association of Orthodontists) on how to handle an orthodontic issue on your own: https://bit.ly/2QHcvS7 ...

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YEP IT'S TRUE! Cocoa beans contain antioxidants that are good for teeth and mouth health! The closer the chocolate is to the bean and the less added sugar it has, the better it is for your smile. #cocoabeans #oralhealth #smile ...

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You can still share a smile from 6 feet away! 😁 #socialdistancing #smile #contagious #positivity ...

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LET YOUR SMILE bloom! 🌸🌼 Give us a call and we'll make sure you're smiling confidently this spring. #spring #happy #smile #bloom ...

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PERFECT BRACKETS MIGHT be rare when it comes to basketball, but not with us! Keep showing off those braces! ...

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LIKE THIS POST if you’re lucky enough to wear braces! ...

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DRINKING WATER helps prevent cavities, aids in digestion, and helps the body absorb nutrients! ...

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A GREAT REMINDER to always wash your hands like this! 😃👍#washyourhands ...

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GIVE YOUR SMILE a makeover with orthodontic treatment! 😁 Straighter teeth mean increased confidence and more frequent smiling! 😃👍 ...

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Seems like a simple question BUT the landscape is changing and increasingly options like orthodontics provided by a general dentist or at-home/DIY treatment are becoming more available to consumers. WE WANT TO STRESS that it's more important than ever to distinguish orthodontists, by a trusted professional, as the safest, most knowledgeable and experienced alternative for treatment. #orthodontist #orthodontics #knowledeable #trusted #professional #expert #straightteeth #smile ...

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VITAMIN C not only boosts your immune system, it's also essential for strong gums and teeth! What's your favorite food to eat for vitamin C? 🍊😃 ...

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ADD SOME PERSONALITY to your braces with colorful elastics! 🌈Which color is your favorite to wear? 😃 ...

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Nobody likes sticky braces! 🍭 Avoid gum and other sticky candies to keep your braces clean and your teeth happy. 😁 ...

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NOTHING SPOILS the fun of sports like an injury. Protect your teeth by wearing face protection and a mouthguard! ...

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SHOW YOUR SMILE some love this Valentine's day and take care of it by scheduling a visit with your orthodontist! 🥰💝😃 ...

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A DAILY DOSE OF SMILES relaxes the body and reduces stress hormones, boosting resistance against sickness! 😃👍 ...

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OFTENTIMES CHILDREN with clefts may have missing, malformed, or malpositioned teeth. They should be seen early by an orthodontist to determine what care is needed. ...

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IT’S LIKE MUSIC TO OUR EARS when patients tell us they’ve been wearing their elastics correctly! 🎸🥁🎷🎤🎼 ...

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A BEAUTIFUL SMILE is one of the few things you can enjoy every day for the rest of your life! 😃😁☺️ ...

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