What We Do


Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws.  MAO members complete two to three years of specialized education in an accredited orthodontic residency program after graduating from dental school.


There are more than 17,000 orthodontists practicing throughout the United States, Canada and abroad and nearly 400 MAO members throughout Michigan.  The MAO encourages its members to provide the highest quality of care to patients, and is committed to educating the public about the need for, and benefits of, orthodontic treatment.