Orthodontics for Children

Early orthodontic exams, as the face and jaws are developing, allow orthodontists to advise you on whether treatment is recommended.

Adult Orthodontics

Regardless of age, orthodontic treatment decreases the risk of future dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.


Commonly asked questions with corresponding answers pertaining to a particular topic, treatment and some informative documents.

Consumer Alert

Here are some factors and questions you may want to consider when researching direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies.

Welcome to the Association of Philippine Orthodontists

We Create Beautiful Smiles

We are a specialty organization founded in 1980 to promote and encourage a high standard of excellence in orthodontic treatment and education. We are recognized internationally as an affiliate society of the World Federation of Orthodontists, a charter member of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) and accredited by the Philippine Board of Dentistry. Check out our Wikipedia article here.

Dr. Maria Janet Pandan



Welcome to the APO website!

The virtual world has definitely brought us closer, albeit not physically, but nevertheless in closer commune with one another, in whatever part of the world we may be. Serendipitously, the limitations brought about by the pandemic has fast-tracked our virtual experience! With this in mind, we will be updating you with APO news and schedules of local and international conferences and scientific meetings.

We will continue to post the Philippine Journal of Orthodontics virtually.  We have made some Orthodontic organizations more accessible to you such as WFO, AAO and APOS by posting their links in the new LINKS PORTAL section.  Please also check out the newly updated PBO website.  And don't forget to register in our MEMBERS ONLY page, exclusively for APO members.

Our website is a work in progress, so please do bear with us, and let us know how we can improve!

Praying for everyone’s safety and health!


Links Portal


World Federation of Orthodontists

Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society

Philippine Board of Orthodontics

American Association of Orthodontists