Will Thumb Sucking Cause my Child to Need Braces?

Thumb sucking is common in young children. Most kids will give up the habit between the age of two and four but there are plenty of children who keep doing it until they are much older. For many kids, sucking their thumb won’t cause any problems. For others -...

Teeth Grinding – Can Braces Help With Teeth Grinding?

If you’ve been told you’re a teeth grinder, you may wonder if orthodontic treatment can save your teeth from their nightly assault. Braces and Invisalign can help you reduce or stop grinding at night if your teeth or jaw are misaligned. Straightening and aligning...

How Long Will My Treatment Take?

“How long will my treatment take?” is probably the most common question we hear from patients. From the day you begin treatment, we know you are counting down the days that remain until you have your perfect smile. There are many factors that contribute to the length...

5 Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Having straight teeth is about more than just an attractive smile. The alignment of your teeth has a significant impact on your overall oral and digestive health, and crooked teeth can cause an array of problems ranging from tooth decay to jaw pain. This is why it’s...

What Does Tightening Braces Do?

Braces work to correct dental problems including malocclusion (bite), crooked and crowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment takes place over months or even years with teeth slowly being moved into their correct position. For treatment to keep progressing, we must tighten...

How Do Braces Fix an Overbite

An overbite can cause you to become self-conscious about your smile. It’s also known to cause many health problems. Therefore, it’s essential to seek immediate orthodontic treatment to lessen the negative effect it has on your wellbeing. The good news is overbites can...

What is the CAO?

The California Association of Orthodontists (CAO) is the California 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 a patient is considering clear aligners or traditional braces, orthodontists have the expertise and the treatment options to make sure they get their best smile.

Become A Member

CAO is a component of the American Association of Orthodontists and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. Members receive an abundance of resources to assist in building and maintaining their orthodontic practices. Orthodontists practicing in California join at the national (AAO) level and are automatically admitted to the constituent (PCSO) and component (CAO) organizations, gaining access to member benefits for each organization.

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