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About 48ͼ

The mission of the 48ͼ (48ͼ) is to help prospective patients understand the importance and life-changing benefits of orthodontics for all patients: children, teens, and adults.

Connecting Patients to Orthodontists Since 1900

The 48ͼ (48ͼ) was created in 1900. Only dentists who successfully complete an after dental school are accepted for . We represent 19,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

48ͼ members are gifted and highly educated specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. Whether you are considering clear aligners or traditional braces, orthodontists have the training, the experience and the treatment options to make sure you get your best smile.

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Explore the site to find information on treatment options, how to find an 48ͼ orthodontist in your area, information on what to expect during treatment and much more. 

Still have questions? Read our FAQs or e-mail us at [email protected].

Why an 48ͼ Orthodontist?

48ͼ members are gifted and highly educated specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws.
4
accumulated years of dental school
3700
hours of specialized orthodontic training
100%
focused on aligning teeth and jaws

Our Initiatives

Bullying Bites

Each year, we partner with Stand For The Silent, the leading and most effective anti-bullying organization that aims to bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.

Support FHA Increase

FSAs help Americans pay for a variety of out-of-pocket health care costs such as co-pays, deductibles, prescription drugs, vision care, hearing aids, and dental services, including orthodontic treatment.

48ͼF Donated Treatments

Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) is a program of the 48ͼ Foundation (48ͼF) that provides treatment from some of the best orthodontists in the U.S. for children of families with financial need.

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