How do I find an orthodontist and do I need a referral?

You can easily find an orthodontist close to you using our Find an Orthodontist link .

Asking friends and family who have had orthodontic treatment for the details of their preferred orthodontist is another option, however checking that they are a qualified specialist is important.

Once you have found an orthodontist, simply phone and book an appointment. Your dentist may recommend a particular orthodontist, but  you do not need a referral from a dentist to see an orthodontist.


The ASO does not give individual recommendations regarding selecting an orthodontist. Every ASO member is a registered specialist orthodontist and they are all uniquely qualified to treat you and your family members.