Dental training

Practical Orthodontics

Dr. Traiko Balabanov, Sofia

Dental training

Practical Orthodontics

Dr. Traiko Balabanov, Sofia

What to expect from the training

Practice makes perfect

The course is highly practice oriented. At each level, the theory discussed comes complete with a practical part and application of what has been learned.

Fifth edition of the course

In this fifth edition, we've upgraded to an accelerated version of the program so you can start your first cases sooner without compromising on the quality of the training.

Full support from the lecturer

You will have the necessary support from Dr. Balabanov in case planning during and after the training. Consultations are included in the price.

Work on your own patient

Each participant must bring their own patient to the course. The cases are presented and discussed between the participants and Dr. Balabanov. The patient's treatment is also monitored.

Indirect placement of braces

The training course includes placing braces on an individual plaster cast of your patient, preparation of a transfer splint and a protocol for placing the braces in a clinical setting. This is a more suitable method for beginners than direct placement on a patient.

Modern orthodontics

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

Materials included in the price

Course participants do not have to bring anything separately, because we have taken care to provide everything - materials, consumables, tools.


Module I

April 4-5, 2024

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

Day 1

  • Phases of orthodontic treatment:
    • Preventive
    • Interceptive
    • Fixed technique phase
  • Orthodontic examination and preliminary diagnosis
  • Extraoral and intraoral examination. Clinical record
  • Study of TMS
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  • Practical part with own patient
  • Discussion

Day 2

  • 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 with brought patients

Module II

April 6-7, 2024

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Analysis of plaster casts. Image diagnostics in orthodontics

Day 1

  • Orthodontic models
  • Analysis of plaster casts
  • On-site analysis
  • Discussion
  • Practical part: Analysis of plaster models of own patients

Day 2

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

Module III

April 11-12, 2024

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Orthodontic analysis

Day 1

  • Preparation
  • Diagnosis, treatment plan, duration of orthodontic treatment
  • Practical part: Discussion of the analyses

Day 2

  • Straight Wire technique
  • Type, Torque, In-Out
  • Prescription
  • Braces positioning. Indirect positioning
  • Practical part: Preparing to place braces on the plaster casts of your patients

Day 3

  • Practical part – positioning the braces on the models and making a transfer (optional)

Module IV

April 13-14, 2024

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Phases of orthodontic treatment

Day 1

  • An informed consent
  • Preparation for support – laceback, tieback, bendback
  • Sequence of arcs
  • Sorting phase
  • Leveling phase
  • Working phase
  • Final phase

Day 2

  • Treatment of malocclusion Class I
  • Treatment of Class II malocclusion
  • Treatment of class III malocclusion
  • Interceptive devices
  • TPD
  • QH
  • EOA

Regular price

15 000 bgn

Early registration - until December 31

9 900 bgn

And if you sign up before September 30, you get a bonus:

free optional orthodontic course!

To learn more about this offer, call us on +359 884 706 888 or

About the lecturer

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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”.

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The course will be held in the city of Sofia, at the office of Himtrade Comet (HuFriedy Bulgaria), at 81 Tsar Boris III Blvd.

Contact phone: +359 884 706 888

Email: info@apriori-academy.com