Fixed Braces
United Kingdom

Fixed Braces


CPD - 14 Hours

Next Course - 06 Oct 2023 - 07 Oct 2023

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Course Overview

This certification course (designed for beginners in fixed appliances) covers all aspects of the treatment from diagnosis, assessment, case evaluation, to fitting then retention. The course is an ethical, non-extraction approach to Anterior Aesthetic Orthodontics (AAO) using precision digitally placed 3M Clarity brackets in pre loaded placement trays. Attendees will be able to handle simple fixed and clear aligner cases immediately. You are supported every step of the way with an online mentoring system where your cases are checked for suitability, your records are assessed, and help can be given at any point through the treatment. Three monitored cases are treated as part of your certification

What Is The Format Of The Course?

Day 1
  • Difference between AAO & comprehensive orthodontics
  • Case assessment & treatment planning
  • Principles of straight wire orthodontics & indirect bonding
  • Interproximal reduction techniques
  • Archwire selection and wire sequences
  • Crowded and spaced cases
  • Deep bites, open bites & blocked out teeth
  • Mixed appliance treatment
  • Case finishing
  • Occlusion
Day 2
Hands On Session
  • Place Archwires
  • Methods of tying brackets
  • Techniques with powerchain & open coil springs
  • Practice lacebacks using buttons
  • Practice chichanes
  • Bond retainer with printed jig
  • Bonding brackets with indirect trays
  • Treatment planning exercises
  • Marketing session

Course Benefits

  • Start with simple cases & introduce AAO to patients
  • Life-long mentoring with every case included
  • Learn to identify and refer unsuitable cases
  • Integrate restorative dentistry with orthodontics
  • Learn how to provide dentistry that lasts
  • Clinical support & governance to keep you clinically safe

Upcoming Course Dates

06 Oct 2023 - 07 Oct 2023
IAS HQ - Towergate House, Surrey, KT14 7LF
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Taken this course before?

You can book on as a refresher

For £575

Certified with another system?

You can book on as a conversion

For £799

Meet the Lecturers

Emma Dougherty

Emma Dougherty

Dr Emma Dougherty qualified in 2002 from the University of Glasgow. Emma worked in Maxillofacial surgery and Orthodontic departments for 2 years and gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. Emma has practiced in Northern Ireland for the past 12 years working as a GDP in mixed practices.

Over the past 6 years, Emma’s passion for minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry attracted her to the IAS Academy. She has worked through all of the IAS courses becoming the second fully accredited member of the Academy. Having competed Prof Hobson’s IAS advanced course in 2016 Emma became a mentor for Clear Smile Brace. She gets immense satisfaction in helping other dentists starting out on the journey she did some years ago. In addition to online mentoring, Emma assists with teaching on the Clear Smile Brace course and takes case booster courses alongside the rest of mentoring team.

  • Qualified in 2002 from the University of Glasgow
  • Holds membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
  • The second-ever fully accredited IAS Academy member
  • A valued Mentor for Clear Smile Braces


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Hooria Olsen

Hooria Olsen

Hooria Olsen qualified from Cardiff University Dental School in 1994, and worked in the fields of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine before moving into General Practice.

She started her own Private Dental Practice in London in 2005, and with her commitment to constant improvement and learning, has developed her experience in the field of orthodontics for 10 years now. She has been especially involved in the teaching and mentoring in fixed brace treatments over the last few years. Having built her skills latterly through IAS Academy, she enjoys passing on the tips and tricks to delegates and building their confidence.

She especially likes meeting and interacting with her dental colleagues and enjoys being a part of the IAS community.

Her motto is ‘If I can do it, so can you’. She lives in London with her husband and two teenage children.

  • Qualified from Cardiff University Dental School in 1994
  • Worked in the fields of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine before moving into General Practice
  • Started her own Private Dental Practice in London in 2005
  • Over 10 years of experience in orthodontics


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