Individual education, Sofia

Practical Orthodontics

Individual education

Practical Orthodontics


What is this training about?

For the first time in Bulgaria - individual training in orthodontics lasting 6 months.

A course tailored just for you

The program is drawn up according to your level, after an initial consultation with Dr. Balabanov. You learn at your own pace, but without compromising on the end result.

Individual training

The course lasts for six months. All the attention of the trainer is directed only to you.

Full support from the lecturer

You can benefit from the full support of Dr. Balabanov during and after the training. Consultations are included in the price.

Modern orthodontics

Why learn the most modern methods of orthodontics? More efficiency, easier administration, more satisfied patients.

Materials included in the price

We have taken care to provide everything - materials, consumables, tools.

General program

The training program is compiled according to your skills, knowledge and experience. The program below is used as a basis and is subject to change according to the individual student.

Find out more on +359 884 706 888.

Module 1

Introduction. Review. Medical history. Clinical Carton. Preliminary diagnosis.

  • Phases of orthodontic treatment:
    • Preventive
    • Interceptive
    • Fixed technique phase
  • Orthodontic examination and preliminary diagnosis
  • Extraoral and intraoral examination. Clinical record
  • Study of TMS
  • Postnatal growth of the maxillofacial region
  • Etiology of malocclusions
  • Classification of malocclusions
  • The six keys of Andrews occlusion
  • Orthodontic tooth movement. Biomechanics
  • Photography in orthodontics
  • Practical part own patient
  • Orthodontic models
  • Analysis of plaster casts
  • On-site analysis
  • Practical part: Analysis of plaster models of own patient

  • Radiographs in orthodontics
  • Orthopantomography
  • Teleradiography
  • Cephalometric points, angles and arcs
  • Practical part: Cephalometric analysis of a patient

Module 2

Analysis of plaster casts. Image diagnostics in orthodontics

Module 3

Orthodontic analysis

  • Preparation
  • Diagnosis, treatment plan, duration of orthodontic treatment
  • Practical part: Discussion of the analyses
  • Straight Wire technique
  • Type, Torque, In-Out
  • Prescription
  • Braces positioning. Indirect positioning
  • Practical part: Preparing to place braces on your patients’ plaster casts
  • Practical part – positioning the brackets on the models and making a transfer (optional)
  • An informed consent
  • Preparation for support – laceback, tieback, bendback
  • Sequence of arcs
  • Sorting phase
  • Leveling phase
  • Working phase
  • Final phase
  • Treatment of malocclusion Class I
  • Treatment of Class II malocclusion
  • Treatment of class III malocclusion
  • Interceptive devices
  • TPD
  • QH
  • EOA

Module 4

Phases of orthodontic treatment

Module 5

Orthodontics and problems in TMS. Prosthetics, conservative dentistry, surgery, implantology, periodontology.

  • Anatomy and physiology of TMS
  • Patients with TMS problems
  • How to approach patients with TMS problems
  • Orthodontics and periodontology
  • Orthodontics and surgery
  • Orthodontics and prosthetics
  • Orthodontics and conservative dentistry
  • Orthodontics and implantology
  • Follow-up of patients with started orthodontic treatment

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, however, there is."

Our experience shows that for many starting dentists, the step from theory to practice turns out to be too high a step. The best way for a professional to build confidence is through work and experience. This is exactly the purpose of this course – to give you enough action while working side by side with one of the most experienced orthodontists in Bulgaria.

Applicants will be shortlisted candidates after a preliminary process and interview. Regarding the interview, we will draw up an individual program for them to move from theory to practice.

In order to guarantee quality and efficiency, places for the individual courses are limited.

Your course trainer

dr balabanov
dr balabanov

Dr. Traiko Balabanov

Dr. Balabanov graduated from the Medical University of Sofia, Faculty of Dental Medicine, in 2013. Immediately after that, he went to Italy to expand his knowledge in the field of functional dentistry, orthodontics and gnathology, following the latest scientifically proven trends in the world.

He completed a one-year course in gnathology and prosthetics with Dr. Roberto Masnata (president of the Italian Association of Gnathologists – AIG), after which he remained on an internship and subsequently worked in his clinic.

In 2018, he graduated from the University of Pavia (Italy) with a major in Orthognathodontics, defending a thesis on the topic: “Internal diseases of the mandibular joint: Anatomy, diagnosis and treatment”.

Dr. Balabanov is a member of:

World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
The Italian Association of Orthodontists (SIDO)
The Union of Orthognathodontists (SUSO)
The Italian Association of Gnathologists (AIG)

His certifications in the field of orthodontics include:

Lingual technique
Invisible rails

He participated in more than 30 congresses, seminars and lectures by leading specialists in the field, held in Italy and the USA.

Author of the textbook “Gnathology: Basic Principles for Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ Disorders”.

Are you ready to take the step from theory to practice?

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Място на провеждане

Курсът ще се проведе в София, Bal Care Clinic, на адрес бул. Александър Стамболийски 147B.

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Телефон за връзка: +359 884 019 777

Имейл: info@apriori-academy.com