Our clinic is specialized for orthodontics. Doctors here were belonging to Japanese national university for decades and were well-trained of orthodontics. We performed not only clinical treatment, but also academic research. Therefore, our treatment is all based on academic data base. Nowadays, numerous orthodontic clinics profess that their methods are ultimately quick, cheap, and with esthetical appliances.
However, orthodontic treatment method which is like “magic” does not yet exist, all methods should be used under basic biomechanical knowledge and principles. Therefore, we use the standard methods following the academic principles and ethnical rules.
Commonly, the orthodontics is imagined as an esthetical treatment. However, “making beautiful alignment” is only a minimal requirement for us, we place the most importance on “building correct oral function”. Orthodontics can improve the function of chewing, swallowing, and pronunciation. For another example, for one who has a large decay tooth which need to be extracted, we can move neighboring teeth to close this extracting space by orthodontic method. That is, orthodontics allow dentition without artificial restorations, avoiding delivery of a bridge or implant.
We also devote on first-time consultation; the patients can be consulted for several times until they can obtain consent to the treatment plan. The orthodontics treatment takes much time and money, and it is necessary to remove healthy teeth in some cases. Therefore, we spent much time communicating with patients before starting treatment. If orthodontics is not enough beneficial to the patient, we will not suggest performing it.
Our orthodontic treatment is not gorgeous, or someone may say that we are traditional and conservative.
Sometimes we even do difficult cases with few rewards. This is our “Japanese style” professionalism without compromise.
“Individual treatment goal and customized treatment” Since every patient has different demands and situations, our treatment is not monotonous. We treat with individual method adapting everyone’s unique facial skeleton, age, and appearance.
The problem of occlusion can be solved by orthodontics started earlier. However, it is not a good idea to do this for all children. A treatment method called “Syou-Kyousei (which means plate orthodontics)”is very popular in Japan, and many dentists promote that this method starting from early ages (under 10 years old) can prevent teeth extraction hereafter. We think this is not a correct treatment philosophy because many cases are not necessary to be intervened so early. Most child malocclusion cases will improve naturally during growth ages. Therefore, please don’t be too nervous when your child is diagnosed as malocclusion during routine dental examination. You could consult us first, and we will check the optimal timing to start the orthodontics.
This issue is the so-called orthodontics that improve appearance. The problems of teeth alignment, such as projecting teeth, protruding lower jaw, snaggletooth, deep/open bite, etc., can all be fixed by orthodontic treatment. Lateral facial profile and smile line can be also corrected in most cases.
If you cannot bite off noodles with front teeth, or cannot pronounce correctly because of malocclusion, orthodontics can help you fix these troubles due to oral function.
If you did not care your teeth well, and some of them were decayed or removed, orthodontics can also help you. Because deep decayed teeth can be extruded by orthodontic method, and then be preserved in adequate cases. Even when teeth have been removed, the extraction space may be closed by moving adjacent teeth without delivery of implant or bridge. Most of these cases can be treated by partial appliances.
As a continuation of preceding topic, if the decayed tooth is not able to be preserved, and prosthodontics (crown/bridge/implant...) is necessary, orthodontics can also help. Good prosthesis cannot be fabricated with bad tooth alignment. For example, tilting adjacent teeth limit the space and axis of new prosthesis, so we can upright them and create an appropriate space by orthodontics. Therefore, before any treatment to place prosthesis, orthodontic consultation would better to be done first.
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