Dr. Ken Sirikrai Thailand
- Facial First' Concept in Aligner Orthodontic Treatment for Adult Patients
- Treating adult patients with borderline space discrepancy can be somewhat confusing and needs a sound judgment whether or not an extraction treatment plan is really needed. Adult patients often demand not only straight teeth, but also an improvement in overall changes in facial esthetics. For most Asian patients, facial tapering is one of the most desirable outcomes when seeking orthodontic treatment including clear aligner therapy. As majority of clinicians have impression that the way to deliver marked change in facial profile often involves some tooth extraction. However, an extraction treatment done unnecessarily can result in dished in anterior teeth, unesthetic gummy smile, too concave facial profile, and aged-look appearance, especially in adult population with thinner soft tissue profile and existing bony facial appearance.
This presentation will showcase a variety of aligner orthodontic treatments with a more conservative non-extraction approach with focus on the facial esthetics and harmony of the face. A good number of non-extraction treatments with favorable and optimal change in facial esthetics will be presented and discussed.
Thiti Sirikrai, DDS, MS
Dr. Thiti Sirikrai obtained his dental degree from Chulalongkorn University in 1996, Certificate in Clinical Orthodontics, and Master of Science in Orthodontics from Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA in 2000. He has been a visiting lecturer in Biomechanics and Invisalign for Postgraduate Orthodontic students at Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University in Bangkok since 2007.
Dr. Thiti Sirikrai is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and World Federation of Orthodontists. In 2002, he became an accredited Invisalign provider and obtained Diamond Provider status in 2014. Up til now he has completed more than 1,600 Invisalign treatments. Dr.Sirikrai is also an Invisalign Speaker and has conducted several Invisalign Certification courses and Study clubs in the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Now Dr.Sirikrai serves as Associate Clinical Director at Thantakit International Dental Center, his family own private practice in Bangkok since 1945.