Carriere Distalizer™ From Your Orthodontists in Vernon

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It used to be that when a patient with complex bite issues required orthodontic care, headgear was the go-to corrective device. Thankfully, a Carriere Orthodontic Distalizer appliance makes it possible for many patients to rectify these issues without this bulky device. By employing an orthodontic distalizer, the treatment focuses on moving the back teeth into their proper position more discreetly and comfortably. This innovative approach not only eliminates the need for more conspicuous and cumbersome headgear but also streamlines the correction process, allowing for a more efficient and aesthetically pleasing journey towards achieving the ideal bite and smile alignment.

What is it and how does it work?

Offering benefits similar to orthodontic headgear, this appliance pushes back upper teeth to correct a patient’s bite before braces are applied. Known as distalizer orthodontics, this method specifically targets the back teeth, applying pressure to move them into the correct position and make room for proper alignment.

In terms of how your doctor applies it, first an anchor point will be created, often with a lower Essex Appliance, a full mandibular fixed appliance, a passive lingual arch, or mini screws. We utilize Carriere appliances on the upper arch (for Class II) and on the lower arch (for Class III) and we often utilize them with both Invisalign and traditional metal braces.

Following a predetermined series of months – and after your doctor has determined that your treatment is complete – the Carriere Distalizer arms will be removed, and your Invisalign or braces treatment will continue to align your teeth, helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Wondering if this orthodontic option is right for you or someone you love? Call our team today to arrange a consultation!

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  • Correct issues with severe overbites and underbites without removing permanent teeth
  • Eliminate chronic jaw pain
  • Reduce the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease
  • Prevent the development of TMD/TMJ
  • Avoid using headgear with this discreet treatment option!
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