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‘Freelance Orthodontist’ on Mission to Straighten Teeth in Japan

January 24, 2020
by The Japan Times


Brace yourself.

Orthodontist Yuki Miyajima believes that Japanese have long been too tolerant of the sometimes crooked ways of teeth.

The good news? He says more and more Japanese are seeking out that winning smile achieved by straightening up — and can improve their health and even English pronunciation by doing so.

Miyajima, 39, who calls himself a freelance orthodontist, has written a Japanese-language book on the subject under the English-language title: “‘Polish’ your teeth rather than your English to become cosmopolitan! Dental care for being active globally.”

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