Like many of you, I too wore braces (from 12 to 18 yrs old). It was a long, hard and totally worthwhile journey. You might be wondering why I’m talking about braces, considering my daughter is only 2, but it’s never too early, or too late, to start thinking about your or your child’s oral health journey, and who will be the best guide. I want to focus today on the importance of human orthodontists in orthodontic treatment, as opposed to online technology or virtual tools. With that said, I want to introduce you to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists or the C.A.O: the best and safest oral caregivers for you and your children.
An Introduction- Who is the C.A.O?
Originating in 1947, from the Dental Faculty of the University of Toronto, the C.A.O is a national organization and the official voice of registered orthodontic specialists in Canada. Dedicated to promoting the highest standards of excellence in orthodontic education and quality orthodontic care, the C.A.O today has over 588 members spread across Canada.
Importance of Human Orthodontists
Orthodontists are experts. They spend years in school honing their expertise, undertaking an average 12 years of post-secondary school. One of the most important aspects of using a human Orthodontist is the human, one-on-one relationship between you and your doctor. With human Orthodontists you or your child will receive regular care, personalized advice and checkups to ensure the best possible results. In the end, you get what you pay for, and healthcare is not something you want to save on. You can’t replace generations of practice and years of learning with algorithms, virtual helpers or the internet. Human Orthodontists work best because they embrace modern technology and support it with their own expertise. Hence, Mom’s should only turn to an expert human Orthodontist for help.
There is Nothing like a Bright Smile
Having straighter teeth gave me the confidence to succeed. Today people recognize me for my smile and often compliment me on its brightness, but this wasn’t always the case. As a child, my teeth were crooked because of overcrowding and I rarely smiled. But with the help of braces and my amazing human Orthodontist, my teeth and even my face shape changed and to reflect my true self; I blossomed when my braces came off and I gained the confidence to smile proudly and show off my real personality. I am very grateful for my Orthodontist and all the staff that were there, we built an amazing relationship that I’ll never forget; that human component was so important and reassuring. I urge all parents to start thinking about your or your child’s oral health, and make sure to choose a human orthodontist. We are all unique and so are our smiles; we need an expert human Orthodontist to recognize our unique needs and bring out the true personality of our unique smiles.
*Thanks for reading and this post is a paid sponsorship by the Canadian Association of Orthodontists