Patients receive explanations of their existing alignment and bite, and they are asked about their personal preferences. Consultations are then held on the general treatment policy, duration and other details.
An examination required to proceed with orthodontic treatment is performed.
The results of the exam are analyzed, followed by detailed explanations of the treatment plan, duration and cost. The patient confirms the diagnosis details, and then decides whether to proceed with the treatment.
Removable or fixed appliances are fitted into place, with explanations provided of the devices, their handling and other details.
The patient receives guidance on how to adjust the appliance and properly brush. Patients typically visit the clinic about once a month. The treatment duration varies for each individual, generally ranging from several months to around 2 years.
After treatment is completed and the appliance is removed, the dental alignment is prone to revert to its previous status. To prevent that, patients are fitted with retainers and make regular visits to the clinic until their bite stabilizes. The frequency of these visits is generally once every 3 to 6 months.
If the teeth and gums are healthy, age is not a factor. Recent years have witnessed a swift increase in the numbers of adults wishing to undergo orthodontic treatment. There are two basic types of orthodontic treatment – general (overall) and partial straightening. The general treatment normally requires about 2 years, while partial plans typically extend for several months.
Depending upon the type of bite, it is often desirable to begin pediatric orthodontic treatment from around the age of 7 to 9. Because children’s jaws are generally too small to use orthodontic treatment for the purpose of aligning teeth, orthodontic plates or other appliances are utilized to widen their jaws. This procedure causes no change in facial appearance.
We offer so-called “invisible orthodontic” treatment (on the reverse side of teeth), mouthpiece correction and other modes of straightening that are difficult for others to see. For pediatric orthodontics, the primary means used is the removable type. Various types of straightening appliances are available to fit the specific pattern of use. At our clinic, we determine and recommend the optimum treatment plan for the condition and wishes of each patient.
To the greatest extent possible, the first priority of this clinic is to devise treatment plans that do not require removal of teeth. Exceptions to this rule, however, may be cases when the difference in the size of the teeth and jaw is considerable, when removing a tooth will improve the balance between the mouth and face and other situations. Upon consultation, such circumstances may lead to the decision to remove teeth as the best option.
|Initial Visit/Consultation Fee: Free of charge|
|Examination/Diagnosis Fee: ¥10,500 (including tax) Digital X-ray, dental alignment model, oral photography + diagnostic fee|
Children: From ¥178,500 (tax included)
Adults: From ¥630,000 (tax included)
Adjustment fees: ¥3,150 to 7,875 per visit
External Side Appliances
Appliances are attached to the reverse side of the teeth, drawing little if any attention to the treatment underway.
For children, the optimum appliances are selected from numerous different types. The choices reflect the specific dental alignment and bite, the stage of the transition to permanent teeth, the timing of jaw growth, personal lifestyle habits and other pertinent factors.
¥500,000〜¥955,500 (tax included)
“Invisalign” are thin and transparent mouthpiece type orthodontic appliances developed by Align Technology, Inc. of the United States. Because they contain no wire, the compliances are largely “invisible” to the eye. This is an orthodontic treatment highly recommended for patients with concerns about their looks while wearing such aids. Being a clear and removable mouthpiece type appliance, few people will realize the person is wearing any device at all.