ALF ORTHODONTICS: Stealth Braces
"A New Paradigm"
Dr. Darick Nordstrom inventor of the ALF states that “the ALF treatment involves the gentle harnessing or redirecting of muscle parafunction to resolve skeletal problems.”
He discovered that the ALF appliance and its flexible yellow elgiloy wire follow the Arndt-Schulz Law. Which states that “weak stimuli increase physiologic activity, and that strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity.”
The ALF design is based on the underlying cranial distortions and the malocclusion of the teeth. The combination of omega loops in the design of the appliance and the composite shelves bonded on the teeth, allow the teeth to be used as handles to help align and stabilize the cranial distortions and the teeth.
Understanding the nuances of the design and the manipulation of the ALF, requires hours of post graduate training; including anatomy, neurology, embryology, cranial osteopathy, dental occlusion, and orthodontic mechanics.
Dr. Gerald Smith, an innovator in the field of the dentistry, states “Dentist who have completed such training have gone the extra mile to provide their patients with one of the best treatment approaches to have been developed in the field of dentistry and the entire profession of the healing arts!"
WHAT IS "ALF?" (Advanced Light Force or Advanced Light-wire Functional)
"ALF" is a dental/orthopedic/orthodontic appliance that offers many advantages to people of all ages. Researched and developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom, its multiple benefits are derived from a light force that is applied in the mouth on the bones, muscles and teeth of the jaws and face. This force along the cranial sutures encourages proper bone growth and formation while stabilizing the muscles involved, resulting in proper tooth alignment and occlusion of the teeth into the mouth. Cosmetically, it is relatively "invisible," as it gently wraps around the back of the teeth and is not visible from the outside.
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CLINICAL BENEFITS OBSERVED WITH ALF TREATMENT:
POSTURE CHANGES with ALF TREATMENT