ALF & Crozat Appliances

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA

Advanced Lightwire Functional appliances, or ALF, uses very light forces to align teeth and improve the bite without the use of braces.  Using the principles of osteopathy, it also orthopedically aligns the cranial bones in a holistic approach to orthodontics.  Many patients like ALF because it is barely visible from the outside and is gentler than traditional braces.  Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry is one of only 3 offices on the Central Coast to provide this treatment.

A Crozat appliance is the “grandfather” of the ALF.  Made of a slightly stronger wire, these removable, barely visible, and easy to adjust appliances are a fantastic orthodontic option.  Children and adults alike can benefit from this alternative to fixed appliances.Advanced Lightwire Functional appliances, or ALF, uses very light forces to align teeth and improve the bite without the use of braces.