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The Michigan Association of Orthodontists represents orthodontists throughout the State in the furtherance of the specialty of orthodontics on the local and national level. We actively educate, support, and advocate for orthodontists and their patients on a wide variety of administrative, licensing, legal, and patient-care issues.

Our Mission

The Michigan Association of Orthodontists (MAO) mission is to promote, protect and advance the science and practice of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics in Michigan. Additionally, MAO is committed to improving the health of the public by promoting quality orthodontic care, the importance of overall oral healthcare, and advocating for the public interest.