If you want to speak with a smile specialist, an Orthodontist is the right choice. Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of issues related to the teeth and jaws. An orthodontist is someone who has undergone 3 extra years of specialized graduate training after dental school at an accredited University and passed National specialty examinations.

Today, orthodontics is changing quickly. That’s why the CAO/ACO is encouraging patients to reach out to our expert members for advice. It’s hard to make sense of all the options and navigate all the information and choices out there for you or your child. Advertisements are telling you that anyone can provide braces or aligners, sometimes even without an in-person, face-to-face consultation with a doctor! At the CAO/ACO, we would definitely always advocate for one-on-one advice from a certified orthodontist, who has the training to give you the best treatment that is best for your long-term oral health.

All the experts that work hard to perfect your smile and do sensitive dental work on your teeth are committed to your health. Orthodontists have specific training, experience and treatment options to give you the smile you deserve. So, ask a CAO/ACO specialist for advice. And trust an Orthodontist with your child’s smile.


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If you are unable to locate an orthodontic specialist in your Area, please call one of the following numbers:

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists at

  • 416-491-3186 (Local)
  • 1-877-CAO-8800 (Toll Free)

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The information found on this website (in this directory) is based on information provided to the CAO. The CAO tries its best to verify the accuracy of the information contained herein, however It is the individual’s responsibility to use due diligence to select an orthodontic specialist of their choice.