This is a 2 / 3 day practice oriented handson course meant for the general dental practitioner who wants to include fixed orthodontics treatment in his skill repertoire and thus increase his patient base. The course is also meant for those dentists who are practicing older techniques of labial orthodontics and want to switch over to the more modern straight wire (MBT) technique. The course consists of one day of theory and one day Hands-on on typodont. It is the object of the course to introduce the participant to the technique of Straight Wire orthodontics and equip the participant with enough knowledge and skill to start practicing this technique in their clinics. Coupled with the extensive online support and post course mentoring, this is the ideal course for a beginner trying to start orthodontics in his practice.

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This handson 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

Clinic Based – 2 / 3 Days

Online (Distance Learning / Correspondence) – Two days or a maximum of 125 hours (within 1 month)

CP: Attending this course entitles the participants to a Level One (L1) AFO certificate and 200 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 1o to 15 day Fast Track program, for which the participants will have to come to Bangalore or New Delhi, India.

Course Schedule

The course runs throughout the year at our institution. Please contact us to register for the course. If you cannot attend the course at our Institution, then you can come for the course being conducted at the city nearest to you(see below for the schedule).

Topics covered are –

Day 1

1. Introduction and History

2. Growth and Development

3. Biomechanics

4. Diagnosis of the Orthodontic Problem

5. Treatment Planning – Extraction vs Non-Extraction

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

Day 2

1. Hands-on on Typodont – Banding, Bonding, Wire placement, Ligation and wire removal

2. Model Analysis and Discussion on various malocclusion models.

Upcoming Course

OCTOBER 20th to 25th, 2018 in PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

JUNE 19th, 20th, 2011 in BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

JULY 17th, 18th, 2011 in HYDERABAD, ANDHRAPRADESH, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

SEPTEMBER 18th, 19th, 2011 in MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

OCTOBER 15th, 16th, 2011 in CHENNAI, TAMILNADU, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

International Course
September 19th to 21st, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. Limited seats. Contact immediately.
November 27th and 28th, 2011, in New Delhi, India. Limited seats. Contact immediately.

April and October in Bangalore, India, May and December in New Delhi, India – Click here!


One of the best Hands-on courses ever attended!Very Practical and patient friendly!
Dr.Mridu, New Delhi, India. Mobile: 09811509654

Dr.Mansur Qadir, Kenya. Mobile: +254 726836046

Dr.Ine Ayu, Indonesia. Mobile: +6287883048540

It was very good!
Dr.Devi Sanjeeth, Chennai, India. Mobile: 09789998953

I had no knowledge of fixed orthodontics. But after attending the course, I am confident that I can start fixed ortho on my patients!
Dr.Kavitha, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India. Mobile: 09842627696
Call between 10.00am – 1.00pm IST

Really glad to have such a course which fulfilled my curiosity about fixed orthodontics!!
Dr.Anil, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Mobile: 09008295329

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

Explained everything in detail and in an understandable manner!
Dr.Sajaya Kumar, Alleppey, Kerala, India. Phone: 09745606606

Good Experience! Most useful were the practicals alongwith the powerpoint and video presentations.
Dr.Shoukath Ali, Palakkad, Kerala, India. Mobile: 09961912336
Call between 1.30pm – 3.30pm IST

It was a wonderful experience.
Dr.Muzaffar Ahmad, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
Mobile: 09906575144

It was very good. Now I can handle the cases more confidently.
Dr.Atul, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Mobile: 09418526352

Although it was a 2 day course, I learnt a lot about orthodontics. I am confident enough to start the cases.
Dr.Deepak Bedi, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Mobile: 09888484696

Very encouraging!
Dr.Sofia Aftab, Kolkatta, West Bengal, India.
Mobile: 09836745580

Very Good!
Dr.Amrita Jha, New Delhi, India.
Mobile: 09717203555

I can start on patients now confidently!
Dr.Aolepla Imcha, Nagaland, India.
Mobile: 09862565250

Very Good!
Dr.Devesh Agarwal, New Delhi, India.
Mobile: 09717123023

This is the best course in Ortho!
Dr.Rashmi Kapoor, Agra, India.
Mobile: 08057868178

Very Good Course!
Dr.Kunal Banka, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Mobile: 09471712888

This course will allow me to LEARN AND EARN!
Dr.Rajesh M V, Karnataka, India.
Mobile: 09035977330

Very useful to build up the confidence in participants to start up the cases
Dr.Srilatha, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India.
Mobile: 09985411101

Overall good!
Dr.Kalyan Chakravarthy B, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India.
Mobile: 09885598668

It nice. Definitely I will go to the advanced Levels
Dr.K Satish Kumar, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (AP), India.
Mobile: 09347322145

Great course for dentist after BDS
Dr.Ramvijayaramesh, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.
Mobile: 09600784588

Inspiring and motivating course!
Dr.Shiv, MDS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Mobile: 09448463926

Understood the basics in Fixed Orthodontics!
Dr.Pravin Patel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Mobile: 09920684226 / 09821207707
Call between 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Handson training was the best!
Dr.Alefiya, MDS, Dubai, UAE.
Mobile: 00971508760852
Call between 10.00am to 12.00pm (morning) Dubai Time

It was a wonderful experience. I feel that I have achieved the result of a 3 year study in orthodontics!
Dr.Arunkumar, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Mobile: 09940578990
Call between 1.00pm to 4.00pm

This course has made me confident to take up orthodontics cases!
Dr.M.A Prasanna Lakshmi, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Mobile: 09444884307

The course was very useful and now I have the confidence to practice orthodontics in my clinic!
Dr.Zameer Ahmed, Davengere, Karnataka.
Mobile: 09986386429

“It was an excellent course and in a very easy to understand manner!”
Dr.Devarshi Bhattacharyya, Guwahati, Assam, India
Mob:09707022104 (Between 8.00pm and 9.00pm)

“Very useful and to the point!”
Dr.Debrup Chatterjee, Kolkatta, West Bengal, India

Dr.Jayanta De, Kolkatta, West Bengal, India
Mob:09830053499 (Between 4.00pm and 8.00pm on week days)

“Will be able to start orthodontics in clinic.”
Dr.Koushik Gorai, West Bengal, India
Mob:09734223111 (Between 9.00pm and 10.00pm)

Dr.Raj Chakraborty, Assam, India

“Knowledge Enhancing!”
Dr.MD Mustaq Fizur Islam, Odisha, India

“Goood! Thank you, Sir!”
Dr.Sudipto Barai, Kolkatta, India.

“Very good and comprehensive!”
Dr.Bhaskar Kakoti, Assam, India

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