CREATING A CORRECTED BITE WITHOUT HEADGEAR
The Carriere Distalizer Appliance is an orthodontic device developed to correct the form or function of a patient’s bite, without removing permanent teeth. The Carriere Distalizer works similarly to headgear, but without the use of a bulky appliance, the Carriere Distalizer works toward slowly moving the upper teeth back to create a corrected bite before the administration 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 deserved.