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

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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PEOPLE OFTEN THINK that once their braces are off, they can ease up on following orthodontic guidelines, but that’s not really the case! Retainers are just as important as braces! ☝🏼#retainers #braces #orthodontist ...

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EVER NOTICED that it only takes a couple of days to heal after burning your tongue? That’s because your tastebuds’ life cycle is shorter than two weeks! 🤓👅 #tastebuds #tongue ...

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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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