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Objectives

The purpose of the WFO: to advance the art and science of orthodontics throughout the world by fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. Encourage high standards in orthodontics throughout the world;
  2. Encourage and assist in the formation of national associations and societies of orthodontists when requested;
  3. Encourage and assist in the formation of national and regional certifying boards in the field of orthodontics when requested;
  4. Promote orthodontic research;
  5. Disseminate scientific information;
  6. Promote desirable standards of training and certification for orthodontists;
  7. Organize the International Orthodontic Congress to be held at least once every five years.