About the Australian Society of Orthodontists

The ASO helps patients understand their options for orthodontic treatment and provides information about dealing with the most qualified practitioners providing orthodontic care.

The ASO provides factual information about orthodontic treatment. Our brief is to rely on the best university and hospital research to ensure every time we are acting in the best interests of patient care. We have no financial interest in any orthodontic companies or techniques.

Find an Orthodontist near you

The ASO helps patients find a qualified specialist in orthodontics. Only registered specialists can be ASO members and are listed in our directory, Find an Orthodontist. We also assist patients in understanding their orthodontic options and their rights when having, or considering, orthodontic treatment.

The easiest way to find a specialist orthodontist near you is to use the search engine on this site: Find an Orthodontist

To ensure that the practitioner you choose is appropriately accredited, visit the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). If the practitioner is a member of the ASO, they will be a registered specialist.

The ASO is:

  • Committed to educating the public about orthodontic treatment.

  • Involved in teaching in all accredited orthodontic courses in Australia.

  • Funding orthodontic research to enable our members to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

  • Providing ongoing orthodontic education to our members to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest scientific developments and research.

  • Offering a unique peer review process for members to ensure best practice for orthodontists.

  • Pro-active in donating orthodontic services through its charity arm, Give a Smile™.

  • Committed to publishing the Australian Orthodontic Journal (AOJ), the only peer reviewed scientific orthodontic journal in Australia.

Find out more about the services the ASO offers its members and how to join the ASO.