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Dr. Larry Andrews

Dr. Andrews completed orthodontic training at Ohio State University in 1958. He is the inventor of the Straight-Wire Appliance System, discoverer of the Six Keys to Normal (Optimal) OcclusionTM, and the Six Elements of Orofacial HarmonyTM. In 1989, he authored the textbook Straight Wire, The Concept and Appliance.

Dr. Andrews is a clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, an adjunct professor at West Virginia University, and a visiting professor at Bauru Dental School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  In 2005, he was the recipient of the PCSO Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Andrews has lectured worldwide about the Six Keys to Optimal Occlusion, the Straight-Wire Concept and Appliance and the 6Elements Orthodontic PhilosophyTM. He maintains a private practice limited to orthodontics and orofacial harmony in San Diego, CA.