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Your smile deserves the best

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

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?

HERE'S A BRACES HACK: try choosing darker, bolder bracket ties to make your teeth appear bright white! 😀👍 ...

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DO YOU KNOW how to properly apply orthodontic wax❓ First, dry the area of irritation with a cotton swab, then roll up a small ball of wax and apply it to the bracket that's causing a problem—so easy! 😀👍#orthodontics #braces #hack ...

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BRACES CAN FIX more than just crooked teeth! Jaw pain, neck pain and headaches can also be solved through orthodontics. 😱🤯👌🏼 ...

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FOOTBALL SEASON is in full swing so are you ready to tackle those crooked teeth? Schedule a consultation with your orthodontist today to talk about your game plan for a straighter smile! 😃🏈 ...

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WE DON’T JUST smile when we’re happy; the act of smiling itself actually helps us feel happier! Starting your day smiling will give you a better chance of having a great day! 😀 ...

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THE SMALLEST DIFFERENCES IN A SMILE can completely change its meaning! Body language experts say there are 19 (or more) different kinds! 😀😃😄😁😆☺️😊🙂😏 ...

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HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS: no matter how long it takes, orthodontic treatment isn’t a race! In the end, getting a beautiful smile is the real prize! 😃👍 ...

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YOU’RE WORKING HARD for your awesome smile, so wear it with pride, and keep on brushing and flossing! 😃👍 ...

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SET A NEW personal record for your oral hygiene! 🏅Whether it’s wearing your retainer or rubber bands for a week straight, or flossing every day–it’s up to you! 👉 ...

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DEPENDING ON THE INSTRUMENT you play, it might take anywhere from several days to several weeks to adjust to playing with braces, but it IS possible! 🎷🎺 ...

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BRACES AREN'T JUST FOR KIDS! You’re never too old to get the straight smile you deserve! Braces can even enhance the outcome of cosmetic dentistry like crowns! ...

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COULD YOUR TEETH use some space? ↔️ Orthodontic spacers can help prepare teeth for other orthodontic appliances that will be used to improve the look and comfort of your smile! 😀 ...

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USE CIRCULAR MOTIONS in order to brush more effectively! Make sure to get all sides of your teeth as well—front, inside, and chewing surfaces! Try these quick fixes, and your teeth will be clean and healthy for years to come! 🦷 ...

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SMILING IS PROVEN to reduce stress and release endorphins! Try it and it might improve your day and your health! ...

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FLOSSING HELPS CLEAN the 40% of your teeth that your toothbrush misses. 🦷 Don't skip this important step. 👍🏼 ...

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TAKE IT EASY on the soda!🥤People who drink three or more sodas daily have 62% more dental decay. Keep those teeth healthy and try switching to water! 💧 ...

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IF ALL OF YOUR muscles worked together you could close your jaw with about 200 pounds of force! ...

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THANKS NASA! They helped develop the metal used in braces and clear braces! 😃👍 #nasa #braces ...

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FALSE! METAL BRACKET BRACES are just one many options available! Options like Invisalign or ceramic braces are great as well. Comment below if you thought this ortho fact was true or false. #braces #invisalign ...

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ONE OF THE BEST reasons to get orthodontic treatment is that a straight, properly aligned smile is a major confidence booster! ...

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