Welcome to the AAO – the world’s largest association for orthodontists, by orthodontists. We are a community united by a passion to advance our specialty and deliver the highest quality of patient care.

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working together worldwide to promote and defend the specialty.

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“The biggest reason to become a member is because we need to hear our voice…”
Dr. Anil Idiculla
Denver, Colorado

Our members are in every corner of the world. Our mission is to advance our members’ success through education, advocacy, and research that drive excellence in patient care.

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The resources you need every day.

Practice Management

Manage your practice.

At every stage of your career, the AAO is right there with you. We connect you with tools to build a successful practice – and a successful career.

  Legal Resource Center

  Ethics Resources

  Materials for Ortho Staff

  Practice Marketing Tools

  Patient Management

  Insurance Claims

  COVID-19 Resource Center


We fight for you.

The AAO advocates on your behalf to lawmakers throughout North America, including at the federal and state/provincial level. We lead the dialogue and promote issues that are important to you.


 Consumer awareness Program

 Laws and regulations

 Get Involved


Advancing the speciality.

The AAO delivers the guidance you need, in the formats that work for you.


 Orthodontic Staff


represented by a global membership working to advance the specialty.

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