Your smile is special. Trust your healthy, beautiful smile to the specialist: an orthodontist who is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.
Orthodontists are the experts in providing healthy, beautiful smiles for patients of all ages. Orthodontists receive two-to-three years of additional education at an accredited orthodontic residency program after graduating from dental school. Only those with this level of formal education are entitled to call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists are accepted for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).
AAO members are gifted and highly educated specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. Whether you are considering clear aligners or traditional braces, orthodontists have the training, the experience and the treatment options to make sure you get your best smile. Proper orthodontic treatment can contribute to lifelong dental health and well as provide an enhanced appearance.
Today’s patients are taking advantage of the technological innovations and simplified patient experience that distinguishes today’s care by the uniquely qualified orthodontic specialists. The specialty of orthodontics was founded in 1900. Only doctors who graduate from dental school and who go on to successfully complete the rigorous course of study in orthodontics an accredited orthodontic residency program are accepted for membership in the American Association of Orthodontists and can call themselves Orthodontists.