Labial 2 Lingual Orthodontics for General Dentist

Orthodontic Course Online Self-Starter Handson for General Dentist

Academy of Fixed Orthodontics
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Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Distance learning
  • Duration:
    1 Month
  • When:
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service

The concepts and implementation of this practice oriented handson self starter online course will allow any participant to choose the content / period of study that best suits his/her practice. The course covers the latest in fixed orthodontic treatment mechanics including MBT (Straight Wire) system. The course is designed in such a way that the participant can easily understand the basics and will confidently be able to incorporate fixed orthodontics in the general practice.

This distance learning (correspondence) course in orthodontics has helped many dentist learn orthodontics from the comforts of their home/office. Hence this is the best orthodontic course for GPD's and paediatric dentist and those dentists who want to know more about the straight wire (MBT) technique.

Do you still have any doubts? Ask for more information through Emagister’s website and an assessor will get in touch with you immediately to answer all your questions.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Learn Orthodontics for a successful clinical practice. Start from the simplified Straight Wire MBTtm technique and graduate to the Lingual technique!

Is this course for me?

Graduate Dentist

How do I enrol?

We will send you the detailed email and the payment options.

Requirements: At least 30 minutes of study time each day


Where and when

Starts Location
Distance Learning


Vipin Nair
What I would highlight Magnificent course for a fledgling like me!

What could be improved Nothing was bad.

Course taken: August 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Dental Nurse
Dental Radiogrpahy
Cosmetic Dental Surgey
Dental Health
Forensic Odontology

Course programme


Duration – 1 YEAR
Each Level is stand alone and can be taken separately.

Timing – Half hour of Study and Practice work every day



Actual time for each maybe more or less depending on feedback / discussion and other incidental factors. Modules may be advanced or postponed depending on the time available each day, after the practical session (which may take more time than planned). Course work to be done at participants own clinic after thorough case discussion with faculty over internet.




LEVEL I – 1 Month


Growth & Development


Clinical Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

  1. Cast Analysis – Using the Cast Analysis Form
  2. Cephalometrics – Practicals in Ceph Tracing
  3. Photography in Orthodontics
  4. AFO case presentation Template


Space gaining (Extractions and non Extraction methods)

Orthodontic wires


Preadjusted Edgewise Appliance (Straight Wire) and the MBT System

Anchorage Control


Retention and Relapse

Banding and Bonding

Hands-on Typodont  -

  1. Placing Separators – Modules
  2. Bonding on Typodont with Buccal Tube
  3. Bonding Brackets
  4. Placing Lingual Button

    Hands-on Continued

  1. Placing Lacebacks
  2. Placing Upper and Lower Niti 012 Wire  - Sizing, Heating
  3. Placing Elastic Ligatures
  4. Placing Bendback
  5. Lingual Rotation Tie
  6. Removing Elastic Ligature
  7. Removing Upper  and Lower 012 NiTi wire
  8. Repeat steps 2 to 8 with Upper and Lower 014 NiTi
  9. Repeat steps 2 to 8 with Upper and Lower 016 NiTi
  10. Placing Upper and Lower 018 SS
  11. Placing Canine to Canine Power chain – Long, Medium, Continuous
  12. Removing Power Chain
  13. Removing wire and then Remove the Laceback
  14. Placing Open Coil Spring
  15. Placing SS Ligature wire
  16. Placing Reverse Curve Niti – 17 x 25
  17. Placing Upper and Lower 19 x 25 NiTi wire, Sizing, Heating, Ligating
  18. Phase II – Overbite correction – Rocking Chair Bends (Sweep) in Deepbite, Demo of Openbite correction
  19. Placing Figure of “8” on anteriors
  20. Placing Posterior Figure of “8”
  21. Making Individualized Archform on 19 x 25 SS
  22. Placing Rectangular 19 x 25 SS Wire
  23. Placing Crimpable Hook
  24. Placing Active Tiebacks, Elastics, Power Chain, Closed Coil NiTi
  25. Finishing - Placing 016 NiTi, Passive tieback and Vertical Elastics
  26. Debonding and Debanding – Demo on a premolars and Upper molar
  27. Soldering Palatal Arches
  28. Demonstration of Thermal NiTi
  29. Demonstration of Jones Jig on Cast
  30. Demonstration of Headgear

LEVEL II – 5 Months

Biomechanics of Wire bending within PEA – Why?

Practicals - Basic Wire Bending – Straight, Circle, Square

Functional Appliance

Twin Block

Bite registration

Making Adam’s Clasp and Ball end clasp with Labial Bow on Cast

Demonstration of Acrylisation of Twin Block


Biomechanics of Wire bending within PEA II – Leveling and Aligning

V bends / Stops

In out


Cantilever Spring

Demonstration of Turret for making archform

Bypass Arches – Intrusion Arch (Various Types)

Biomechanics of Wire bending within PEA II –Space Closing

Space closing loops

T loops


Placing Finishing Bends 014 SS

Interceptive Orthodontics

Realistic Treatment PhilosophyTM


LEVEL III 6 Months  - Involves Course Work on patients

Mini Screw Implants (Handson)

Self Ligating Brackets Demonstration

Begg’s Appliance

Tip-Edge Appliance


LINGUAL – 3 Months - Involves Course Work on patients



Hiro System of Indirect Bonding

Direct Bonding

Additional information


Start from the easiest Level I (Straight Wire MBTtm)  and graduate to Lingual technique!

Yes. All you have to do is select the course best suited for you and pay the course fee. We will then send you the AFO Course-in-a-box package which contains the Course Manual, Lecture and practice videos, Typodont and practice materials and the basic instruments. The Course Manual is a handbook / ready reckoner providing you with just enough theory and the practical steps for use in most of the routine cases. You will read this first and then watch the Lecture Videos. Once you have done this, you are now ready to try it on the Typodont. Using the basic instruments and the practice kit, you will watch the step by step practice video and can then practice bonding, placing the wire etc any number of times on the typodont. You can then take photographs of the exercises you have done and send it to AFO for discussion of your doubts using the 5 - 10 hours of quality time you get with AFO Faculty. Now you are ready to start on patient cases! You can use the Case Discussion forum on the website (available to course partiBDS / DDS / MDS iscuss each case with AFO Faculty and with all the AFO course participants from all over the world!