Light Wire Therapy
Advanced Light Wire Functional Therapy was developed by Dr. Darick Nordstrom.
Dr. Nordstrom observed that after the correction of the misalignment of the upper and lower jaw, the patient would report relief of TMJ pain, facial pain, neck pain, chronic headaches and shoulder pain, along with other seemingly unrelated symptoms: fatigue, poor sleep, digestion problems, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, throat pain etc. These observations allowed Dr. Nordstrom to establish that the ALF appliance follows Arndt-Schultz Law, which states that “weak stimuli increase physiologic activity, and that strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity”.
The ALF design is based on the underlying cranial distortion and the malocclusion of the teeth. ALF Appliance Therapy utilizes very light, springy forces that are active 24/7, making this therapy extremely dynamic. The human body is a dynamic organism; constantly self-adjusting and self-correcting, which responds most agreeably to ALF Appliance Therapy.
The purpose of ALF appliance:
- Correct distortions of the skull ( seen as facial asymmetry)
- Correct distortions of the upper jaw (Maxilla) and lower jaw (such as narrow, underbite, overbite, overjet, deep bite, crossbite, open bite)
- Correct upper and lower teeth alignment which improves the bite.