The Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) appliance is an innovative integration of orthodontic and orthopedic principles that are combined in a way to improve health, beauty and function. ALF Therapy is a paradigm shift in dentistry, orthodontics and healthcare in general.
The goal of traditional orthodontics is to improve on the appearance and function of the teeth and smile. The goal of dental, facial and cranial orthopedics is to create an attractive and functional environment for the teeth and smile as well as the bones and soft tissues of the face and head that surround the smile.
The goal of ALF Therapy is to improve overall wellness and function of the entire patient through a holistic approach to dental appliance therapy.
ALF Therapy allows for improvement of form and function for the mouth and smile. This results in the opportunity to truly improve health and beauty from the inside out.
The subtle sensory input from the ALF provides a safe, consistent 24/7 input that mirrors effective orthopedic, orthodontic, osteopathic, and neurosensory regulation. The therapy allows a return to a normal balanced system for the patient. The ALF’s effects on the palate encourage proper tongue placement for normalized oral rest posture position which promotes corrective orofacial form and function. It facilitates both cranial nerve and autonomic circuit regulation, prompting a synthesis of cellular, biochemical, hormonal, neurological, and behavioral organization. From bite to brain to behavior, the ALF promotes optimal form and function with mechanisms supported by science.