The Alexander Discipline

An International, Monthly Updated Web Space for Orthodontists

We are pleased to welcome you into the wonderful world of orthodontics as evolved by Dr. "Wick" Alexander. The Alexander Discipline is a combination of time proven "truths" learned from past orthodontic giants and over 40 years of trial and error, evaluation, and research.

Website Updated May 2016


Books on The Alexander Discipline

Unusual and Difficult Cases


  1.  Treatment of Open Bite Malocclusions
  2. Treatment of Deep Bite Malocclusions
  3. Borderline Treatment: Combining Orthopedic and Orthodontic Forces
  4. Treatment of Class III Malocclusions
  5. Early Treatment
  6. Adult Treatment
  7. Atypical Extractions
  8. Impacted, Transposed, and Missing Teeth


With so many factors influencing long-term stability, such as the patient’s growth and habits, the treatment technique, the application of forces, and patient compliance, this book consolidates the 20 principles of the Alexander Discipline outlined in volume one into 6 guidelines for approaching long-term stability in orthodontics, focusing on the periodontium, torque control, skeletal and transverse control, occlusion, and the soft tissue profile. 


The 20 Principles of The Alexander Discipline

Simple, repeatable sequences for timely evidence-based results.

Twenty fundamental principles of the Alexander Discipline represent the foundation of Dr. Alexander's practice methodology.

This book includes discussion of:

  • Specified treatment goals that improve long-term stability.
  • LTS bracket design concepts, including torque, tip, off-set values to aid teeth in reaching ideal positions.
  • Precision bracket placement concepts.
  • The coordination of appropriate dentofacial orthopedics with specific archwire sequencing to meet dentofacial goals within predictable time frames.
  • Retention mechanics that begin before brackets are removed.
  • Published studies supporting the technique's proven record of long-term stability.



Published Book Reviews

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