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Orthodotists can give you your best smile
"Only an orthodontist has the training, the experience, and the treatment options to give you your best smile."
Do it yourself treatments can cause lasting damage. Whether you're considering clear aligners or traditional braces, only seek treatment under the direct supervision of an AAO Orthodontist. Good Morning America reports on potential consequences of the practice.
What's the Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?
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**Information on Dentists taken from ADA website
"All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists."
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National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and is sponsored annually by the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Academy for Sports Dentistry and the American Dental Association to remind parents, coaches, and athletes to gear up for recreational and organized sports. Mouth guards are a good idea all year long.

"What makes me smile? Knowing I'm in the hands of a AAO orthodontic specialist."
Questions and Answers

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Why Orthodontics?

Everyone wants a great smile, and your orthodontist is a specialist in making your smile the best it can be. Straight teeth not only look good, they also give you a good bite. Your upper and lower teeth fit together the way they should, so it's easier to bite, chew, and speak.

A great smile helps you feel better and more confident. It can literally change how people see you - at work and in your personal life. To see how much better your smile can be, consider asking these questions, and then find an orthodontist near you.