Our Mission

To educate outstanding clinicians to deliver exceptional patient-centered, evidence-based care to patients in their communities and to drive progress in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics by integrating interdisciplinary clinical and translational research knowledge and skills.

CTOR History


The Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR) was founded in 2007 by Dr. Mani Alikhani and Dr. Cristina Teixeira. Their vision was to create a welcoming global consortium to promote revolutionary advances in Orthodontics, through research, education and knowledge dissemination.


2007   CTOR founded

Dr. Mani Alikhani and Dr. Cristina Teixeira formalize their vision creating a center that brings together clinicians and scientists committed to advancing Orthodontic care.

2009   CTOR established as a private research company

To optimize translational research outcomes, CTOR becomes a private company.

2010   CTOR Fellowship established in collaboration with New York University

CTOR Fellows learn how to conduct focused translational research that bridges basic science and clinical science in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology.

2011   CTOR files its first 2 patents

Building on its strong research and educational foundations, CTOR develops its first 2 innovations – Propel and VPro5 – that become commercially available to Orthodontists.

2012   CTOR files its third patent

CTOR’s innovation pipeline continues to flow and external plates are created to facilitate treatment of the most severe malocclusions.

2013   CTOR Press is launched; Mechanotherapy book is published as an App

The first animated Orthodontics book is released as an App, revolutionizing Orthodontic education.

2015   CTOR moves to Hoboken, New Jersey and CTOR Academy is established

CTOR opens its new state-of-the-art facilities in Hoboken and expands its education effort providing continuing education training for clinicians in the Tri- State area.

2016   CTOR files four more patents and opens CTOR Orthodontics

CTOR’s translational research mission continues to move forward and opens its first Orthodontics clinic providing affordable orthodontic treatment to New Jersey and New York communities.

2017   CTOR publishes its second book and CTOR Academy establishes its research and       education collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology

CTOR publishes a book on its revolutionary technique of microosteoperforations and accelerated tooth movement. CTOR Academy expands its educational vision by partnering with Stevens Institute of Technology to offer graduate training in Biomedical Science and Bioengineering to CTOR Fellows.

2018  CTOR Academy opens and accepts the first Fellows  in the Clinical Orthodontics            Fellowship

The first group of students are accepted into CTOR Academy’s Clinical fellowship in combination with Masters program at Stevens Institute of Technology.

2019   CTOR Press launches  INNOVATION

This is a new open access journal publishing different types of articles all focused on innovations and in the innovation-to-implementation pipeline: Original Research, Applied Clinical Case Reports, Implementation Science, Theory and Concept, Invited Reviews

Our Team

CTOR Academy faculty are world-renowned clinicians, researchers and educators in many disciplines. They are committed to training clinicians who will be leaders and innovators in Orthodontics


CTOR Academy facilities provide state-of-the-art technologies for efficient teaching, clinical and research activities.