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Beyond Braces: Other Orthodontic Treatments
The primary goal of an orthodontist is to provide treatment for patients to achieve a beautiful smile. To reach this goal, an orthodontist will recommend and implement a wide variety of treatments that go well beyond braces. Space maintainers keep the spaces between teeth open after a patient loses their baby teeth earlier than normal. This t...
Stick to a Specialist: Five Reasons Why You Should Avoid At-Home Aligner Kits
We all want to have beautiful, healthy, straight teeth. While it may seem tempting to try at-home aligner kits, you could end up harming your health and your wallet by doing it yourself. Visiting an orthodontist for a consultation – which is often free – can set you on a path to a gorgeous smile for life. Here are five reasons to avo...
Orthodontist Myth Busters
Did you know the practice of orthodontics has been around for thousands of years? It’s true! Archaeologists discovered that the ancient Egyptians were using rudimentary metal bands to correct misplaced teeth many, many centuries ago. We’ve come a long way since then, yet there are still numerous misconceptions and myths about orthodontists a...
Meet the UAO
The Utah Association of Orthodontists is a chapter of the American Association of Orthodontists, the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 18,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.
The UAO admits only orthodontists for membership. It encourages and sponsors key research to enable members to provide patients with the highest quality of care, and is committed to educating the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment.