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Mission statement

The mission of this web site is to advance the ALF (Alternative Lightwire Functionals) approach to orthopedic / orthodontic treatment by providing information and listing resources.

Disclaimer neither endorses any individuals or companies listed on this web site nor does it imply a certain skill level. While we try to keep the resource list up-to-date we do not guarantee its accuracy nor do we claim that all practitioners are listed. It is up to the user's discretion to inquire about ALF training, experience, and usage when contacting anybody from the resource list.

ALF in a Nutshell

ALF stands for 'Advanced Lightwire Functionals'.


  • It is a method to align teeth and improve the bite without braces (orthodontic treatment).
  • It addresses alignment of the bones (orthopedic treatment) using principles of cranial osteopathy.
  • It brings about changes in muscle function to achieve stable results.
  • ALF is a whole-body-and-mind approach to improve overall health and performance in every realm.


  • cosmetics - barely visible from the outside
  • gentle - far less discomfort than with braces
  • stable - no need for life-long retention


Hear Dr. Darick Nordstrom, the inventor of the ALF appliance, on YouTube.

AAGO - American Association of Gnathologic Orthopedics:

The best professional organization to join for ALF practitioners!

find out more: Why join the AAGO?


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