Professional Orthodontic Associations
All SmileLife orthodontists are proud supporters and members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Membership in the AAO requires a degree from an accredited orthodontic program, so it’s an easy way to distinguish between dentists practicing orthodontics and those formally trained as orthodontists.
Additionally, many of our orthodontists have received American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) diplomata certification. Those who have not yet received this additional board certification have passed the ABO’s extensive written exam, as part of the certification process, and are actively engaged in obtaining full certification. While full board certification is not required of an orthodontist, we believe it’s an important process that provides further assurance your SmileLife orthodontist is highly trained and among the best in his or her field.