Orthodontic Course Online Self-Starter Handson for General Dentist

Academy of Fixed Orthodontics

£ 501-1000
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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 1 Month
Start Different dates available
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
  • Postgraduate
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    1 Month
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • 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.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Distance Learning

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

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

· Who is it intended for?

Graduate Dentist

· Requirements

At least 30 minutes of study time each day

· Qualification


· What marks this course apart?

Easy to learn, all materials provided. Free post course mentoring for your orthodontic cases.

· What happens after requesting information?

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

· AFO Course Format

Level I- Straight Wire Demystified for the beginner Level I and II together - Straight Wire and Functional with Cephalometrics in detail, a well rounded course to give you a head start in orthodontics Level I, II and III (Fellowship) - Straight Wire + Functional + Ceph + Mini Implant + Tip-edge and more, the full Labial course Diploma (Level I, II, III and Lingual) - Straight Wire + Functional + Ceph + Mini Implant + Tip-edge and more, the full Labial + Lingual course


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Reviews on this course

Moses Aluteni
5.0 10/05/2017
What I would highlight: The Orthodontic Course Online Self-Starter Handson for General Dentist course met my objectives in terms of where I started off with no knowledge about orthodontics to a confident, skilled orthodontic practitioner. The materials provided were invaluable in helping me to improve a lot in my area of expertise. I would highly recommend this learning provider to anyone interested. Thank you very much!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Vipin Nair
4.0 26/08/2015
What I would highlight: Magnificent course for a fledgling like me!
What could be improved: Nothing was bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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Orthodontics Course for General Dentist - New York

Karthigeyan L
5.0 10/05/2017
What I would highlight: I recently finished the Orthodontics Course for General Dentist in New York. The Academy of Fixed Orthodontics is excellent! There were lots of discussions which created confidence and enthusiasm. Very professional attitude. The trainer was highly skilled and patient enough to answer all the questions. A very well presented course. Wonderful! Thanks.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Orthodontics Courses in Bangalore, India

Mohammed Tukur
5.0 09/04/2017
What I would highlight: Excellent and very enlightening training course. The Orthodontics Courses in Bangalore provided by Academy of Fixed Orthodontics was a superb course in all senses. The tutors were professional teachers, keen to adapt the classes to the needs of the students and always ready to answer questions. I look forward to my next opportunity to expand my knowledge with Academy of Fixed Orthodontics. I would highly recommend you to my colleagues and friends.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Orthodontics Course in Delhi, India

Haider I
5.0 05/03/2017
What I would highlight: I took the Orthodontics Course in Delhi, India with Academy of Fixed Orthodontics. The course was taught with enthusiasm, and made sure all delegates were comfortable. I feel comfortable in the knowledge I have gained thanks to the course to continue my development and proficiency as a dentist. Now I am ready to practice orthodontics in my clinic! I recommend the Academy of Fixed Orthodontics with no hesitation!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Cosmetic Dental Surgey
Dental Health
Dental Radiogrpahy
Dental Nurse
Forensic Odontology

Teachers and trainers (2)

Dr Nancy Almeida
Dr Nancy Almeida

Dr Ravi Kumar Vijayan
Dr Ravi Kumar Vijayan

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!

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