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Within the Texas Association of Orthodontists (TAO), we proudly represent a community of over 1,000 highly skilled orthodontic professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care.

Visit our directory of TAO members, to easily connect with a qualified orthodontist near you who is committed to providing outstanding orthodontic treatment.

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Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself, your child, or a family member, these interviews and videos offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and inspiration.

Discover the passion and dedication of our TAO members as they share their stories and expertise, guiding you on your journey to a healthier, more confident smile.

Miembro destacado de TAO: Conoce a la Dra. Maria Atique

La Dra. María Atique Rojas se enamoró de su profesión cuando era niña, viendo a su mamá trabajar como ortodoncista en Venezuela. Ahora, muchos años después, la Dra. Atique es propietaria de una próspera clínica en San Antonio, Texas. Atique Orthodontics ha estado...

TAO Member Spotlight: Meet Dr. Maria Atique

Dr. Maria Atique Rojas first fell in love with her profession as a little girl watching her mom work as an orthodontist in Venezuela. Now, many years later, Dr. Atique owns a thriving practice of her own in San Antonio, Texas. Atique Orthodontics has been serving the...

Meet Dr. Brynn Cooper

Meet Dr. Brynn Cooper Orthodontics has been a part of Dr. Brynn Cooper´s life even before she had all her permanent teeth. Her grandfather was an orthodontist, and as a child, she spent many afternoons at his office learning about the profession and fascinated with...

Meet Dr. Ben Cozad

Over the last 20 years, orthodontic practices have evolved considerably. For orthodontic practitioners, adopting the latest technological advances helps them ensure favorable outcomes and greater satisfaction for the patient. We visited Dr. Ben Cozad at his practice...

Meet Dr. K

Dr. Dima Kalakech, or Dr. K as she is known by her patients, is an Orthodontist with a thriving practice just north of San Antonio in Cibolo, Texas. Dr. K was born and raised in Lebanon, and at a very young age, she decided that she wanted a profession that combined...

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Who we are

Orthodontists are specialists who undergo extensive training beyond basic dental education to focus solely on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, particularly those related to misaligned teeth and jaws. This specialized training, spanning two to three years in a residency program, equips orthodontists with comprehensive knowledge and expertise in orthodontic care.

What distinguishes orthodontists is their deep understanding of both the aesthetic and functional aspects of tooth and jaw alignment. They carefully assess each patient’s individual needs and develop customized treatment plans to achieve optimal results. Whether it’s straightening crooked teeth, closing gaps, or correcting bite issues, orthodontists employ a variety of techniques and appliances, such as braces, clear aligners, and retainers, to create healthy, beautiful smiles that stand the test of time.

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