Akridge Orthodontics works hard to ensure you get the best results for your teeth in the most efficient fashion. We believe that Effort=Results, which is why we use The Alexander Discipline. The Alexander Discipline is a combination of orthodontic principles that lay a foundation for diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic cases.
The Discipline was developed by Dr. Wick Alexander over 30 years ago. Since then, Dr. Wick has passed those orthodontic principles on to orthodontists throughout the entire world. Dr. Alexander has developed a systematic approach to orthodontic treatment that is one of the most studied methods in the world. He has had the privilege of seeing his results go through generations of his own patients. Patients who once came to him as children, now bring their own children, and thus gives him the opportunity to see just how lasting the results of his methods are for himself.
Dr. Alexander has written many books based off of his methods, including “The 20 Principles of the Alexander Discipline”, and “The Alexander Discipline, Volume 2: Long Term Stability.” Along with technique, the method also typically uses smaller braces allowing for easier progression in orthodontic treatment. Small adjustments like these give practitioners an edge when it comes to results. For example, the elongated inner bracket allows for fewer wire changes which helps cut back on frequent appointments and provides more stable results at the end of treatment.
This set of beliefs makes results not only more efficient, but predictable. Less time is wasted experimenting and more time is spent on bringing you through the orthodontic process quicker. This means it’s more likely to have your teen’s braces off before prom, or your own braces off before your new job interview.
Throughout our experience, we constantly find truth in the theory that good, researched effort truly does bring about positive results. The Alexander Discipline is just one more way we strive to learn from the best, so you can have the results you are looking for.