K. Fujita’s lingual brace was introduced as early as 1979 and was one of the first special lingual braces on the market. Something that is typical of this brace is that the actual brace slot is not horizontal with the tongue but opens vertically upwards. Originally the wire was secured by a small metal pin, similar to the way that it was done with the Begg-Technique. The Fujita-Brace – like the other market pioneer, the Ormco-Brace – was continuously being improved.
It looks like the very capable Fujita-Brace was mainly marketed on the Japanese and Asian markets. For this reason, not much can be said about its respective advantages and disadvantages. But there is no doubt that this is a good brace to work with and that it can be used to treat the most difficult of cases. There are rumours within the Lingual Technique community that, in the near future, Ormco would like to take over worldwide sale of the Fujita-Brace: this would then add a third lingual brace to the product range of this insatiable and rather disorganised industry giant.