The California Association of Orthodontists (CAO), is the California component of the American Association of Orthodontists (AA0)–the largest and oldest dental specialty organization. Founded in 1967 as a component organization of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), CAO represents nearly 1,500 orthodontists who practice in California. Originally established as the California State Society of Orthodontists, the society changed its name in 1997.
CAO member orthodontists are experts in providing healthy, beautiful smiles and properly functioning bites. The goal of the CAO is to educate all Californians about the importance of orthodontic care. This website has information about treatment options, how to find a CAO member orthodontist in your area, what to expect during treatment, and many other topics to help you during your orthodontic treatment.