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Carriere® Distalizer™ Appliance

Carriere® Distalizer™ Appliance

Creating a Corrected Bite Without Headgear

The Carriere Distalizer is a special orthodontic device, which has been developed to correct a bite. The device helps correct the problem of incorrectly erupting teeth without the removal of permanent teeth.

Its overall effect is similar to a headgear but it does not employ the usage of a bulky appliance. It pushes the upper teeth backwards in order 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. This point is created through a lower Essex device, mini screws, a passive lingual arch or a full mandibular fixed appliance.
The Carriere Distalizer is then attached to the upper teeth on both sides of the mouth.
Then, an elastic band is attached from the upper bar to the lower back molars. This has to be worn throughout the day, except when you are eating.
With regular elastic wear, your bite will be corrected in a matter of a few months, depending upon the overall severity of your case.
After the removal of the Carrier Distalizer arms, you will be required to wear upper braces. These will further correct your bite and align your teeth to a perfectly straight and ideal position giving you the confident smile you have been dreaming of!

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