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

BRUSHING BASICS: Soft bristles only! Brush with gentle, circular motions to avoid wearing down gums and enamel. 😊 #brushingteeth #oralhealth #teethtips ...

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WHICH ONE ARE you choosing as your social distancing entertainment: books or movies? 📖🎬 Comment below with your pick! #books #movies #socialdistancing ...

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WOW! Children can have their initial orthodontic consultation as early as seven years old! This gives kids a head start on having a straighter, healthier smile as they grow up! #orthodontics #consultation #healthysmile ...

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90% OF BAD BREATH comes from a dirty tongue! Use a tongue scraper to keep your tongue clean and prevent bad breath. #oralhealth #cleantongue #tonguescraper ...

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HERE IS A QUICK breathing exercise to keep stress at bay during these uncertain times. Don't worry; we'll get through this. In the meantime, make sure to take a deep breath. #destress #breathe #relax #exercise ...

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DID YOU KNOW that the word orthodontic comes from the Greek words orthos, “to straighten”, and odon, meaning “tooth”! So remember to leave it to an orthodontist to get your teeth straight! 😁👍 #orthodontist #orthodontics #straightteeth ...

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DON’T BE PART OF the 88 percent. Become a floss boss and join the 12 percent of people who floss daily! Let’s change those stats! 😁👍 #floss #healthyteeth #orthodontics #flossboss ...

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IT’S IMPORTANT, now more than ever, to take care of you and your overall health. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well in order to maintain a healthy body and mind. Just make sure you’re doing it all while practicing safe social distancing, of course. #health #healthybody #exercise #takecare ...

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BEE GOOD TO your braces, and buzz your orthodontist if you happen to break a bracket or wire. 🐝😀 ...

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YES, YOU STILL NEED TO FLOSS even while wearing braces. It’s easier with a floss threader! 😁 #floss #braces #healthysmile #orthodontics #oralhealth ...

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PHYSICAL DISTANCE doesn't have to mean emotional distance. Stay in touch with friends and family during this time of social distancing. 💙 #socialdistancing #stayintouch ...

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WE WANT TO remind everyone to get enough calcium! It promotes strong teeth and bones which is great for tooth and root health! 🦷💪🏼 #roothealth #strongteeth #calcium ...

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ARE BRACES poking or irritating your mouth? A bit of wax may be just what you need! Come pick some up and we'll show you how to apply it. #braces #wax #smile #straightteeth ...

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OUR TWO MAIN reminders for today: stay home and don't forget to wear your retainer! 😁👍 #stayhome #staysafe #orthodontics ...

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DON'T DIY YOUR BRACES, it could seriously damage your teeth! Leave it to the experts like us! ...

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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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