This design is one of many ALF appliance designs commonly used for trauma release. It is a common misconception that the ALF only has one design when in reality, it is based on principles and customized for the needs of the individual patient. The highly refined design has been praised for its effectiveness in providing gentle, constant support to the teeth and bones of the head This results in a functional and natural development of the upper jaw as well as providing an environment for the tongue to engage the appliance.
These improvements in tongue and neurologic function often create an environment for balanced, functional and beautiful facial development as well as a whole body healing opportunity unlike any other dental appliance or therapy.
This ALF design is commonly used for growth and development.
As each patient has different needs, the many ALF designs are intended to accommodate those needs. This design is commonly utilized to expand the lower jaw in children.