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Anatomy of an ALF Appliance

Dr. Gerald H. Smith

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The ALF Appliances are custom designed to meet the specific cranial needs of the patient. This appliance requires that you have the palpatory skills to determine the patient's cranial distortions. In contrast to previous orthopedic appliances one design does not fit all. The basis of this approach is to correct the cranial distortions first, then any cants of the maxillae and third align the teeth orthodontically to stabilize the skull bones. This system has been used successfully since 1983 and has proven to be the best orthopedic/orthodontic approach in the history of dentistry.