First and foremost, orthodontic treatment involves the patient. To achieve the desired results, the patient must diligently follow the orthodontist’s instructions. This team work approach is essential for success.
Dr Shimanto uses custom-made braces, retainers, or other corrective appliances according to the problem being treated. Whether they’re removable or “fixed” into the mouth; made of metal, ceramic or plastic; all orthodontic appliances have a common purpose – to use gentle pressure to move teeth and jaws into their proper positions. Today’s patients benefit from techniques and materials that greatly enhance the comfort of orthodontic treatment.