The concepts and implementation of this practice oriented handson course will allow any participant to confidently start fixed orthodontics in his 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. The course is available as both a short or long term clinical part time course in orthodontics for the general dentist.

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IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?This course is intended for dentists who have little or no experience in orthodontics and want to learn to incorporate it into their practices or progress from removable appliances to a comprehensive, fixed technique. This is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on course which will help you to increase your practice base.


Yes. You will be THOROUGHLY learning ONE technique in orthodontics, viz. the Straight Wire (MBT)technique. This technique is the easiest to practice as the need for wire-bending is almost negligible. With this you start learning the vast subject of orthodontics. AFO courses are designed in such a way that you learn exactly what you need to start practicing orthodontics in your clinic. Once you start your orthodontic practice, we are here to support you through our online free post-course mentoring. At a later stage, if you feel that the technique you are using now is insufficient, you can go for the advanced course and thus learn ALL in orthodontics from Labial to Lingual techniques. Please see the AFO Tier Advancement section on how you can do this.

Course Duration

Short Term – 5 Days

CP: Attending the short term course entitles the participant to a Level Two (L2) AFO certificate and 500 credit points.

Long Term – 1 year long term orthodontics courses in New Delhi, India and Shah Alam (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

CP: Attending this course entitles the participant to AFO Fellowship (Level Three) and 1200 credit points.

Become a Certified Orthodentist

Cert. (Ortho) course is of 1 year duration and includes Level I as a starter course. Then after 3 to 4 months, the participants takes up the Level II course and again after about 6 months the participants takes up the Level III course. On completion of the three levels the participants are awarded the AFO Fellowship and becomes Certified Orthodentist.

This course can also be taken as a continuous 10 to 15 day Fast Track programe, for which the participants will have to come to our partner clinics in Bangalore or New Delhi, India.

Course Schedule

This course runs throughout the year at our institution. Please contact us to register for the course.


You can practice on our patients bonding and follow-up at different stages of treatment.

Topics covered are –

1. Introduction

2. Growth and Development

3. Biomechanics

4. Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Problem

5. Treatment Planning – Extraction vs Non-Extraction

6. The Straight Wire Orthodontic Theory

7. MBT (Straight Wire) Treatment Mechanics – Theory & Practice

8.Realistic Treatment Philosophy (TM) – Introduction to a short course interdisciplinary treatment methodology for the cosmetic management of mild to moderate malocclusion.

Hands-On (Typodont)

Extensive training on typodont will be provided in any student selected treatment technique. The student will be given training in banding, bonding and wire placement on typodont.

Patient Cases

Extensive training will be provided on patient cases in all stages of treatment from banding, bonding and wire placement to debonding.

Case Discussion

The student will be encouraged to select clinical cases for starting treatment after the completion of the course. The case discussion will be done using the proprietary Case Discussion Template.

AFO Level III Fast Track Program

The fast track Level III program has been designed to give the participants thorough knowledge in most of the commonly used techniques in Orthodontics. This is a 10 to 15 day residential program where the participants will learn Straight Wire orthodontics, Wirebendings within a straight wire philosophy, Begg’s technique, Tip-Edge technique, Orthodontic Mini Screw Implants and Functional Appliances (Twin Block).

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18% GST will be charged for all courses within India (clinical services by faculty will not be charged GST).

Course Registration

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    Course Participants at Madurai, TN

    Dr.Sreeja (Palakkad, Kerala), Dr.Savita (Chennai, Tamilnadu)with the orthodontic course manual

    Bonding on Typodont during practicals

    “I started fixed orthodontic cases the very next day after I completed this course. Thank you very much Dr.Ravi”

    Dr. Vasantha Mani, BDS

    “Now I feel confident to start fixed orthodontics in my clinic. Dr.Ravi’s online support will be a great morale booster.”

    Dr. Abdullah Elmiladi, Tripoli, Libya

    Dr.Mesfin with the Certificate

    Chennai Batch, Dec 2009

    Course Manual

    Tip-Edge Technique


    “I was thinking of going to Hong Kong for a similar course, but then I came across AFO course in orthodontics. Now I feel I have done the right thing in taking up the course and I am thoroughly satisfied.”

    Dr.ABDULLAH ELMILADI, Tripoli, Libya, North Africa. Mob:00218912152956

    “Excellent Course! I came to this course due the online post course mentoring which will make me confident in orthodontic practice.”
    Dr.Riyaz A, Saudi Arabia, Mob:00966540361461

    I wish I had this course earlier in my career!
    Dr.Mesfin Tadesse, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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    Fantastic! I had a great experience!
    Dr.Amit Kumar, Bangalore, India.
    Mobile: +91 9886249071 (Call at office time any day except Wednesday)

    I had a great experience!
    Dr.Joe Pius, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    Mobile: 09960866290

    Wonderful for a novice like me!
    Dr.Vipin Nair, United Kingdom (UK)

    I enjoyed the learning experience!
    Dr.Sandeep Anvekar, Karwar, India.
    Mobile: +91 9916640665 (Call at office time only on Wednesday)

    Informative and good. Made me feel that orthodontics may be easy to do!
    Dr.Roshni Sunil, Cochin, Kerala, India. Phone: 0484 6562021

    All my apprehension about fixed orthodontics has been addressed!
    Dr.Abdul Malik, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Phone: 08861131353 (Call Between 6.00pm to 8.00pm)

    Very useful for utilizing realistic treatment approach.
    Dr.Syed Waheed Ahmed BDS MDS (Orthodontics) FDSRCS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Phone: 08O 25536972

    Happy to take the plunge!
    Dr.Aditya Murthy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Phone: 09343979674

    Its a nice pioneering course for the beginner!
    Dr.Sourav Banerjee, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.
    Phone: 0657 2443999 (Call Between 10.00am to 7.00pm – Mon to Sat)

    I feel I can start doing cases now. The course has given me enough confidence to start cases.
    Dr.Harish K S, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
    Phone: 09035604368

    I could learn fixed orthodontics in a short duration of time.
    Dr.Iqbal, Kollam, Kerala, India.
    Phone: 09048806838

    Its a superb course! Will recommend to peers. A must for all the general dental practitioners who want practice orthodontics in their clinic.
    Major Dr.Pravin Prathip J, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    Phone: 08015022208

    I needed a “push” into the world of fixed orthodontics. I think I got that “push”. The credit really goes to Dr.Ravi Kumar.
    Dr.Prakash Bhaskaran, Muskat, Oman.
    Phone: 0096899727236

    Great course! I will recommend this to my colleagues!
    Dr.Kavish Khanna, Himachal Pradesh (HP), India.
    Phone: 09418254182

    Very good course!
    Dr.Monika Sikka, Punjab, India.
    Phone: 09417393580

    Very useful!
    Dr.Shamin Abdul Majeed, Kerala, India.
    (Six Month Clinical Fellowship Program)
    Phone: 09846863873

    AFO course has given me the confidence to start practicing ortho on my own and Dr Ravi’s 5 year online support will be of great use until we become a full fledged orthodontist
    Dr.Mathew Varkey, Cochin, Kerala, India.
    Phone: 09020907151

    Very good! Feels like I have learned quite a lot about orthodontics
    Dr.L Mohamad Arshad MDS, Tamil Nadu, India.
    Phone: 09962448424

    It was very informative!
    Dr.Subashini Balaji Rao, Bangaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Phone: 08197821389

    AFO provides you best orthodontic training & builds your self confidence for starting orthodontic treatment.
    Dr.Vikas Kanboj, Karnal, Haryana, India.
    Phone: 09896094865

    “I started fixed orthodontic cases the very next day after I completed this course. Thank you very much Dr.Ravi”

    Dr. Vasantha Mani, BDS

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