Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is a good time to start treatment?

Thanks to advances in technology, it is possible to receive treatment at any age. However, the earlier any malocclusion is detected, the easier it is to treat.


With regards to children, please read the page on children's orthodontic treatment.

Q2. Is there an age limit on the treatment of malocclusions?

There is no particular age limit. As long as there is a tooth, it can be treated.

At our clinic, we provide orthodontic and anti-aging treatments to patients in their 50s and 60s.

Modern medicine has progressed remarkably, and we are able to treat periodontal disease and tooth loss, which is not always possible at other clinics.

Q3. How long will the treatment take?

It depends on the age of the patient and the type of treatment, but on average treatment can take between one and three years.

Q4. How often will I need to visit the clinic?

How often you will need to visit the clinic depends on your condition, but on average you will need to visit once ever 2-5 weeks.

Q5. I'm worried about having to get teeth removed.

We try to avoid removing teeth as much as possible. However, these days many people with small faces have issues with the growth of their jaw and the foundation that supports their teeth. This means that there has been an increase in the number of cases where we have to remove teeth.

If you have to have any teeth removed, please don't worry about the gap left by the missing tooth as this will be closed as part of the treatment.

Q6. Will it be painful?

Each person is different. Initially it will feel a bit strange having a foreign object in your mouth and it may be slightly painful at first. However, the pain subsides within 3 days to a week.

Q7. How will I brush my teeth?

Depending on the treatment and orthodontic device used there are different methods and toothbrushes used for brushing your teeth. We will advise you of the most suitable equipment and methods at the start of your treatment.

Q8. I'm worried the treatment might be expensive.

In other clinics you may be charged per each visit. However, we will inform you of the full price during your first free consultation before we start the treatment. You do not need to worry about the price increasing in relation to the amount of times you need to vist the clinic.


We also have an interest-free discount system.


Please visit the Pricing Information page for more information.

Q9. How do I treat tooth decay?

It is best to speak to an orthodontist or tooth decay specialist.

If you go to a primary dental clinic, please ask them to write a letter regarding previous dental treatment to the doctor here.

Q10. Can I receive orthodontic treatment if I have false teeth?

Since teeth move from the periodontal ligament around the root, in principle, corrective treatment is also possible for false teeth.

However, as your teeth move, the shape of the gums may change. Therefore you may have to replace your false teeth after the treatment.

Q11. Is it safe to undergo treatment while pregnant?

With the exception of special cases, there are not many times where it will be necessary to take an x-ray during treatment. Therefore, it should not be an problem to undergo treatment while pregnant.

In order to prevent gingivitis, it's important to make sure you take extra special care to keep your teeth clean.

Q12. I feel a bit uncomfortable going out in public while wearing an orthodontic device.

At first you might feel some anxiety about people seeing you wearing an orthodontic device. However, you should remember that it shows people that you take the health of your teeth seriously.

Generally, people will notice a lot less than you think as most of the time the device will be hidden behind lips. When people do notice, it is likely to encourage them to also start taking the health of their teeth more seriously and want to correct their own malocclusions.

Q13. Can I continue playing musical instruments and sports during the treatment?

In most cases it shouldn't be a problem. We have had patients who play in an orchestra or regulally go diving. Just make sure you're careful not to get hit in the mouth or cheeks.

Q14. What should I do if I have to relocate during the treatment?

Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be relocating. As you will only need to visit the clinic ever 1-2 months, you may find it's possible to return to Tokyo for your check-ups.

If you are moving to a big city in Japan or the United States, we may be able to recommend another clinic with whom we have a close relationship.

Q15. I'm worried about my dating prospects if I have to wear an orthodontic device.

There are lots of patients who visit our clinic and most have not experienced any trouble finding a good partner during their treatment. You might be suprised how many patients have began dating someone, got married or had children during their treatment.

Improving the condition of your teeth will undoubtedly have a positive impact on your life. Having beautiful teeth will, in addition to improving your health and confidence, most likely make you more attractive to potential partners.

Please contact us if you have an questions


The latest orthodontic treatment device, using a transparent mouthpiece.

A computer simulation before the treatment can show you how your teeth will look when treatment is completed.

Type of Orthodontic Devices

We have various types of front side and back side corrective devices. Let us know your preference and budget and we will help you choose the ideal device.

We will start treatment after assessing the type of treatment, urgency, cost and treatment period.


Make your teeth shine with teeth whitening cleaning! We also have beauty treatments such as Botox and hyaluronic acid injection available.

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