The Light Wire Expansion Course: A Hands On Training

Friday, 15 January 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, 16 January 2021 4:00 PM EST

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Friday, 15 January 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, 16 January 2021 4:00 PM EST

This course is for practitioners looking to extend their treatment services to children ages 4-10.  We will focus on the fabrication, delivery, and adjustment of lightwire expanders: the Bent Wire System (BWS), and the Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF).  A tutorial in wire bending will also be provided.

You can dramatically extend the usefulness of the Myobrace System in your office by learning the Bent Wire System, a removable lightwire lingual appliance that can help develop the arch and align teeth is a more efficient and certain way.

The ALF is particularly useful for children age 4-6 to give them a headstart in maxillary development, and that is the application that will be taught in this class.

This hands on workshop will start from the basics of wire bending, the fabrication of the appliances, the clinical handling of the appliance, and finish with live patient examples.

We will also host veteran ALF practitioner and educator, Dr. Gavin James.  Gavin will teach us about the relevance of cranial strains to ALF design and adjustment, about the Quantum view of human biology and biomimetic treatment, and about the usefulness of muscle testing to guide therapeutics...all while learning your wire-bending and adjustment skills.

With some at-home practice, the student will be able to add these protocols to their service mix almost immediately.

The class size is limited to 12 students.

The tuition is $1850.00 with special discounts for AMR grads and Airway Advanced members.

You will need to provide orthodontic pliers and a USB camera for showing your work.

If you register by January 8, we will provide you with wire, two working models of the BWS, and an ALF to adjust.   

There are 14 AGD credits offered for this course.

This course will be held entirely online.

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Cancellations by attendees within 1 week of the events will be refunded all but $150.

Cancellation by the host will have complete tuitions refunded but no more no matter expenses incurred.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation within 7 days will incur a fee to cover materials and supplies purchased.


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Barry Raphael, DMD
Instructor, Orthodontist

Dr. Raphael 's experience as an orthodontic specialist in interceptive treatment for 36 years and with integrative orthodontics for the past 10 years, including the use of the Myobrace system as a core service for kids as young as 4 years old, makes him especially qualified to teach the use of light wire appliances in the development of young people's faces and airways. You will enjoy his comfortable and thorough teaching style.

About Barry Raphael, DMD

Instructor, Orthodontist
Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth
Orthodontist, Instructor

Dr. Gavin James has long been recognized as a premier provider and educator in ALF orthodontics. His 10-part series on the ALF with partner Dennis Strokon has been a guiding resource for hundreds of practitioners around the world. Gavin teaches the principle of allowing the body to do the healing while the doctor removes the obstacles to wellness. This principle informs assessment, treatment planning, and outcome measures.

About Gavin James, MDS, FDS, D. Orth

Orthodontist, Instructor