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Case Study Index

Resolution of the case was by design. The Cranial Indicators developed by Dr. Smith provide the only noninvasive diagnostic approach for monitoring treatment progress. No matter what orthodontic technique being used if the orthodontist is not monitoring the direct effects of his or her treatment on your cranial bone alignment you maybe in for the surprise of your life.

Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result."

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Ten years neck and lower back pain due to faulty orthodontics

Ian comments following first treatment.
Ian comments following completion of treatment plan.

University trained orthodontists focus primarily on straightening the teeth and providing a pretty smile. The only caveat to this approach is they know not what they do. If you don’t believe me just ask your orthodontist what direct affect the braces have on the cranium. Then watch for the puzzled look on his or here face.

This case study is a perfect example of what I have been saying for years. Ian Hedley was treated by an orthodontist who had a master degree. Four bicuspid teeth were extracted and retraction orthodontics applied. At age 14 Ian was an excellent athlete and great student. Once his bicuspid teeth were removed and the braces applied Ian literally fell apart. Chronic neck and lower back pain coupled with chronic fatigue and mental fog set in. For fourteen years Ian literally flew around the globe looking for answers. Three orthodontists later Ian landed on my doorstep. The problem was staring every one right in their face but they could not see it. The original orthodontist with the master degree had rotated Ian’s maxillae counterclockwise, which in turn twisted his dural membrane down to his sacrum.

Using Dr. Smith's Cranial Indicator System would have prevented this tragedy and needless suffering from occurring.


Correcting Ian's twisted maxillae (palate) and dural membrane system required use of the ALF appliance in conjunction with specially placed elastics. Without the use of Dr. Smith's cranial Indicators it is virtually impossible to monitor the cranial bone changes during treatment.