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

JUST ONE QUICK CHAT with an orthodontist could yield benefits for the rest of your life! ☺️🙌 #orthodontist #straightteeth #consultation ...

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WANNA BE BRACKET BUDS? Come on in and join the club! 😁👍#bracketbuds #braces #brackets #comeseeus ...

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THE NICOTINE IN e-cigarettes has been known to cause gum disease, which could affect and even slow the success of orthodontic treatment!🚭#vaping #ecigarettes #oralhealth #orthodontictreatment ...

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WE WANT TO tell everyone that avoiding sticky, sugary treats benefits braces and good health! 😁👍 braces #orthodontist #sticky #treats #goodhealth ...

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WE'RE READY FOR some warm weather, sunshine, and smiles! ☀️😃Come see us to get your smile ready for the summer! 😎 #summer #smile #sun #happy #orthodontics #orthodontist ...

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DID YOU KNOW throughout the early 20th century, braces were often made of gold because it could be molded at a low heat! ✨#braces #funfact #orthodontics ...

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BUT NO NEED to worry, braces don't actually conduct electricity! ⚡️ #electric #smile #braces #happy #orthodontics ...

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WE MAKE SURE every patient receives orthodontic treatment that's tailored specifically to them! 😁🦷 #orthodontist #orthodontictreatment ...

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THE CDC NOW recommends wearing a face mask in public settings to help stop the spread of COVID-19. It's easy, you can even fashion one out of a bandana! #wearamask #cdc #health #safety ...

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

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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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