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The Ortholine Clinic in assembly with T.P Orthodontics Brazil invites you to take part of the orthodontic Extensive theoretical-clinical course of the Simplified Straight-Wire technique. This new treatment proposal, created by Dr. Messias Rodrigues, associates/binds to the mechanical straight wire aparatologia the tip edge brackets/braces on the canines. In this way, the biomechanics of the treatment becomes more efficient and simple, where problems as loss of control of the over-bite and retraction difficulties are completely eliminated.

To enable the surgeon-dentist to diagnose, plan, and treat improper dental and skeletal occlusions, using orthodontic mechanics focused on the Simplified Straight-Wire Technique. To study other requisites for orthodontic practice, as the cephalometric analyses, diagnosis processes, fundamental theoretical foundations, typodont laboratory practice, and clinical practice with patients where fixed devices will be used in the treatment of cases with different degrees of complexity.

Conventional edgewise and pre-adjusted slots frequently deviate the incisalmente arc during retraction, severely limiting the capacity of correcting previous anterior overbites.  With the Tip-Edge brackets/braces on the canines, this adverse diversion of the arch seen in common edgewise devices, particularly in the pre-adjusted devices is eliminated.  With the Tip-Edge brackets/braces on the canines we can quickly open previous overbites without the use of extra oral strengths, bite plans, or functional devices.

Education Material
From this new prescription of differentiated brackets/braces in the canines, Dr. Messias Rodrigues developed the Simplified Straight-Wire technique.  His experience developing this new proposal for over 10 years is reported in his book*, which takes the same name as the technique, used as a guide during the course.

*Sold separately

Monthly Modules
After years of experience administering courses, we observed that sequential modules offer pupils the opportunity of the day-by-day lifestyle experience in the office/clinic, in the next module subjects learned will be able to be discussed in case there are any doubts.

Clinic with Patients
Besides the auditorium and laboratory, the Ortholine Clinic, location where the course takes place, makes use of an ample clinic where the students are divided in pairs and attend patients from the initial phases of the treatment up to the conclusion.

Clinical Course (24 monthly modules)

The objective of the clinical course is not only to prepare the student for the Orthodontic Clinic, but also to introduce to the student it’s theoretical and conceptual basis, to promote the development of the necessary technical abilities in order to conduct an orthopedic treatment with fixed devices.  The course will be held in the Portuguese Cabinet of Dental Medicine (GPDM) located in the city of the Port. The GPDM acquires besides auditorium and laboratory, an ample clinic where the students, already on the 3rd module, will begin to attend patients in set with the theoretical lessons.  The first 2 modules are exclusively theoretical-practical with typodont and last 3 days each.  The remaining 22 consist of theoretical lessons on the first day of each module, and the clinical practice with patients is always on the second day.

Price: First 2 Modules- 1000 € + IVA, Remaining 22- 500 € + IVA

Courses with 6 modules of 3 days each, organized in set with T.P. Orthodontics Eruope (Quarterly).

Beyond the biomechanics of the Simplified Straight-Wire Technique, This course will encompass other activities comprehensive to various aspects of contemporary dentistry, highlighting the future preparation of the professional for the orthodontic clinic. 

See below the main program topics of this course.

1- Orthodontic techniques presentation.
2- Simplified Straight-Wire methodology and mechanical treatment.
3- Simplified Straight-Wire typodont mechanics.
4- Ricketts and Jarabak Standards cephalometric analysis.
5- Facial analysis.
6- Palatine disjunctions.
7- Preventive orthodontics.
8- Skeletal maturation.
9- Transpalatine bar.
10-Mechanical treatment without bumper-sleeve extraction.
11-Treatment with molar extractions / molar extraction treatment.
12 -Centrical relation treatment.
13 -Diagnosis, treatment, and planning of clinical cases.
14 -Surgical V.T.O.

Price: 950€ per module (IVA included)

Course with 2 modules of 3 days in set with T.P. Orthodontics Europe

This course is specific for doctors who already practice orthodontics, therefore only the referring subject of Simplified Straight-Wire mechanics Technique will be approached.

Price: 950 € per module (IVA included)

Obs: Doctors who register one month in advance for the 6 or 2 module Theoretical-Practical course, organized in set with T.P. Orthodontics Europe, will have a 250 € discount (valid only for the 1st module).



1st Module

1- Description
1.1- from Angle to Andrews

2- Simplified Straight-Wire technique orthodontic mechanics
2.1- 1st Phase
2.1.1- Theoretical fundamentals
2.1.2-  Leveling and alignment
2.1.3- Anterior bite opening
2.1.4- Antero-Posterior correction relation
2.1.5- Rotational Springs

3- Facial analysis
3.1- Frontal view
3.2- Lateral view
3.3- Real vertical line
3.4- General face exam
3.5- General facial bio-typology

4- Introduction to cephalometric analysis
4.1- Structures
4.2- Points
4.3- Complementary cephalometric measures

5- Rapid jawbone expansion
5.1- Concept and application
5.2- Hass disjunction device
5.3- Hirax disjunction device
5.4- Glued disjuntor device
5.5-  Palatine disjunction on adults
5.6- Surgically assisted palatine disjunction done in consulting room

1st Module – Practical Unit

1- Cephalometry
1.1- Anatomical structure sketching
1.2- Cephalometric point recognition
1.3- Cephalometric measures interpretation

2- Tydopont
2.1- Bracket/Brace accessories assembly
2.2- Basic 1st phase arch
2.3- Auxiliary arch placement for leveling and alignment
2.4- Conclusion of the 1st phase in bath

2nd Module

1- Simplified Straight-Wire technique orthodontic mechanics
1.1- Review of 1st phase
1.2- 2nd phase
1.2.1- Objectives
1.2.2- Basic arch or the 2nd phase
1.2.3- E-Links- installation and use
1.2.4- 2nd phase with round arches
1.2.5- 2nd phase with rectangular arches
1.2.6- Side-Winder springs- installation, use, and activation

2- Björk and Jarabak Cephalometric analysis

3- Total discrepancy
3.1- Model discrepancy
3.2- Cephalometric discrepancy
3.3- Bolton analysis

4- Class II treatment without extractions
4.1- “Good growing” patients
4.2- Functional orthopaedic device treatment
4.3- Extra buccal arch treatment
4.4- Bumper-Sleeve and class II mechanics treatment
4.5- Overlapping comparison of the cited treatments

2nd Module- Practical Unit

1- Cephalotometry
1.1- Jarabak Polygon sketching
1.2- Cephalometric measures interpretation

2- Typodont
2.1- 0,020 " Arch with Circles Production 
2.2- 00,021“ x 0,025” (2nd phase) production
2.3- E-Link installation
2.4- “Crimpable Hook” installation
2.5- Conclusion of the 2nd phase in bath

3rd Module

1- Simplified Straight-Wire technique orthodontic mechanics
1.1- Review of 2nd phase
1.2- 3rd phase
1.2.1- Objectives
1.2.2- Basic arch of the 3rd phase
1.2.3- Long x short class II Elastic
1.2.4- Curves for intercuspation
1.2.5- Extra torque
1.2.6- Adjusting the 2 molars
1.2.7- Disclusion guides (to separate, shutting off; exclusion)

2- Transpalatine bar
2.1- Fundamentals
2.2- indications
2.3- installation
2.4- activation
2.5- Bite Block use

3- Simplified rickets cephalometric analysis

4- Skeletal maturation
4.1- Fishman analysis

3rd Module - Practical Unit

1- Cephalotometry
1.1- New cephalometric points recognition
1.2- Cephalometric measures interpretation
1.3- “Organizing” the cephalometric reasoning

2- Typdont
2.1- 0,0215” x 0,028” arch assembly
2.2- Off-Set molars
2.3- Side-Winder molars
2.3.1- Installation
2.3.2- Activation
2.4- Torque application in the anterior arch region

4th Module

1- Preventive orthodontics
1.1- Bi-Hélice
1.2- Lip-Bumper
1.3- Digital springs
1.4- Palatine gratings
1.5- Nakagima device

2- McNamara cephalometric analysis

3- Class III treatment
3.1- Limiting factors
3.2- Dental compensations
3.3- Surgical preparation
3.4- Extraction mechanics

4- Open bite treatment
4.1- Skeletal x Dental
4.2- Changing the occlusal plan
4.3- Anterior elastics
4.4- Molar control

4th Module – Practical Unit

1- Cephalometry
1.1- McNamara cephalogram sketching
1.2- Interpretation

2- Professor’s practical assembly demonstration of:
- Bi-Hélice device
- Lip Bumper
- Active Plate Lip
- Digital Molars

3- Coordinated 3rd phase Mandibular and Jawbone arch assembly

5th Module

1- Radicular re-absorptions (pertaining to a radicle or root)
1.1- Location
1.2- Magnitude
1.3- Severity
1.4- Influential factors
1.5- Prevention
1.6- Treatment

2- Surgical V.T.O.
2.1- Facial analysis review
2.2- Aplication
2.3- Assembly

3- Contentions (conflicts)
3.1- Cases with extraction
3.2- Cases without extraction
3.3- Deep bite
3.4- Open bite

4- Conclusion and finishing touches
4.1- Intercuspation
4.2- Disclusion
5- Plan and treatment diagnosis
5.1- 10 clinical case studies

5th Module – Practical Unit

1- Surgical V.T.O
1.1- Sketching
1.2- Interpretation

2- 0,7mm wire “Ideal Arch” assembly for removable contention device.

6th Module

1- Centrical relation treatment

2- Using the Semi-adjustable Articulator
2.1- Assembly
2.2- Application
2.3- C.P.I.

3- Centrical related plates
3.1- Assembly
3.2- Application
3.3- Adjustment and precision

4- Diagnosis and treatment plan
4.1- 30 clinical case studies
4.1.1- Treatment without extraction         
4.1.2- Premolar extraction treatment
4.1.3- 1st molar extraction treatment
4.1.4- 2nd molar extraction treatment

6th Module – Practical Unit

-Semi-adjustable Articulator clinical case assembly done by the Professor
- Rectangular Arch with anterior torque assembly done by the Students


1. Common material for all modules

-TIPODONTO Kit (supplied by T.P.)- includes all tiopodonto practical material-TP-296-199
Pliers / Tweezers (Clamps)

De La Rosa………………………TP- 100-128P
Multi-use with cut (type 130)...….TP- 100-145P
Weingart………………………….TP- 100-147P
Mathieu- Curve- Arched / Straight ARRAL- 28015B
Pliers for Stop and Hooks…………..TP- 100-172
Ligature Director (Shooter) Ligature Conductor….ARRAL- 42108
Of torque x 2 units………………….IKON 104
Super glue 3
Spatula no. 7
Dermatographic pencil
0,7mm and 0,9mm wire
Active Lip plate and Extra Buccal Arch 0,52mm
37mm and 40mm Palatine Bars
1,2mm hard cut wire……….TP- 100-180
Diagnosis and treatment plan material

Orthopantomography (Panoramic X-ray), Face tele, fist and hand x-ray (if possible), study molds, photo or slides (if possible) of 2 patients between the ages of 11 and 13.

-Felt Pen- fine tip
-Sketching paper- Ultrafan
-Template ruler
-Small roll of glue tape
-Pencil with HB 0,5mm Mine
-Pencil sharpener


Professor and Coordinator:

• Dr.Messias Rodrigues


Dra. RosanaRosana Villela Chagas
Professor responsible for the orthodontic discipline at Taubaté University.
Orthodontic specialization and facial orthopedic professor at Taubaté University.
Dentistry master and doctor.

Dr. Fernando MachadoDr. Fernando Machado
Orthodontics Specialist for the General Polyclinic of Rio de Janeiro.
Co-author of the book Aesthetics with Composed Resin in anterior Teeth - Santos publishing.     


Dr. Julio Vargas Neto Dr. Julio Vargas Neto
Graduated at Araraquara Dentistry University – UNESP (1992)
Master’s degree in orthodontic and facial orthopedic at Bauru Dentistry University (USP) 1998.
Graduate and post-graduate professor at Araras Dentistry University- UNIARARAS.

          Specialization course Professor at the professional improvement School of the Paraná Dentistry Association – AONP, Londrina - PR.     

Dr. Edmárcio MaffacioliEdmárcio Maffacioli
Graduated in Dentistry by the Pontifícia Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUC - RS.

Post-Graduate degree in orthodontics and facial orthopedics at Taubaté University, UNITAU.