Department of Orthodontics

Message from the Director of the Department

The Department of Orthodontics, Okayama University Hospital, is a professional department with specialization in orthodontic clinical practice and related research. The Orthodontic Clinic offers a full range of orthodontic care for all ages in a friendly and relaxed environment. A patient can choose the treatment which best meets the patient’s own needs.


Department of Orthodontics
Hiroshi Kamioka

Scope of Target Diseases

Orthodontics is a form of dental treatment intended to treat malocclusion and improper teeth and jaw positioning. Crowded, protruded, and crooked teeth along with difficulties associated with the bite of the teeth can be treated using orthodontics. Our aim is to provide each patient with a beautiful smile that will enhance your confidence and long-term health and comfort through the highest quality orthodontic treatment. Additionally, we can offer a multidisciplinary team-based approach in the treatment of severe skeletal and dental deformities with rich clinical experience and good cooperation with medical and dental consultant colleagues such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, which might result from genetic factors, trauma, and certain birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate (CLCP).

Features and Description of Medical Care

Our Department has inherited and developed classical and advanced technologies of all kinds. Novel treatment techniques such as miniscrews, lingual brackets, invisible appliances, and other forms of esthetic braces are also available. We offer all the orthodontic services provided by a modern orthodontic practice in a patient-centered, high-quality, innovative, efficient, comfortable, and safe environment. Orthodontic treatment is an important part of the sequence treatment of CLCP. Our department plays a leading role in advocating sequence treatment of CLCP. With a well-established interdisciplinary treatment team, we apply widely various treatment approaches for patients of CLCP with promising treatment effects.

For outpatient visits

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m except Wednesday. On Wednesday, our clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (Extended Hours). At the first consultation, a doctor specializing in the treatment required for each patient is assigned to the case. Some of our staff members are used to speaking English. They are certified as Members of the Orthodontics Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MOrth RCSEd). Residents provide treatment under the direct supervision of faculty orthodontists. All faculty members are certified by the Board of the Japanese Orthodontic Society.