Creating a Corrected Bite Without Headgear
The Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device developed to correct a bite without removing permanent teeth when teeth have erupted incorrectly. With an effect similar to headgear, but without the use of a bulky appliance, the Carriere Distalizer pushes upper teeth back to create a corrected bite prior to the addition of braces. How does the Carriere Distalizer work?
- First, your orthodontist will create an anchor point, most commonly with a lower Essex Appliance, a passive lingual arch, full mandibular fixed appliance, or mini-screws. A Carriere Distalizer arm is then attached to the upper teeth on both sides of your mouth.
- An elastic band is attached from the upper bar to the lower back molars and should be worn at all times except when eating.
- With good elastic wear, your bite can be corrected in a matter of months, depending on the severity of your case.
- When the Carriere Distalizer arms are removed, we will place upper braces to finish correcting your bite and aligning your teeth to the perfectly straight, ideal smile you've always wanted.
The Carriere® Motion™ Class III Appliance
The Motion Class III Appliance is a minimally invasive appliance that Dr. Nuckles or Dr. Van Allen may use to treat Class III malocclusions. Ideally, this is done to eliminate extractions, painful orthognathic surgery, or traditionally uncomfortable and obtrusive facemasks. The Motion Class III Appliance features a custom fit and gentle repositioning of the molar with no complicated springs, push rods, bands, or crowns. It provides predictable results and creates a harmonious, balanced profile, all while preserving your natural features.
The Carriere Motion Class III Appliance is used at the beginning of treatment, before Dr. Nuckles or Dr. Van Allen places your braces or aligners. It helps reduce overall treatment time by several months, allowing you to spend less time in braces!