Carriere Motion Appliance

Alternative to Headgear Treatment - Carriere Appliance

Carriere Motion Appliance

The device, available in both clear and metal colours, is designed to help patients who need bite corrections to improve their bite and eliminate the need for headgear.

Patients of all ages can benefit from the Carriere Motion Appliance. Whether you or your child has been informed that a bite correction is necessary, schedule an appointment with our specialist orthodontist certified to work with Carriere Motion Appliance and see if this will be the right option for you.

Why choose a Motion Appliance?

This new technology allows bite correction to be approached in a novel way. The appliance helps you have a smoother, shorter, and more enjoyable dental experience by focusing on adjusting your bite before your braces are attached. Whether you require a minor bite adjustment or a non-surgical alternative to jaw surgery, this procedure can help you reach outcomes you won’t be able to achieve with conventional braces alone.

The device has a smooth, pleasant design that won’t irritate your mouth during treatment. Oral hygiene is simple, and the treatment design eliminates the need for elastics during the procedure. Instead, elastics are only used for the first several months of therapy before being removed entirely.

How does the Carriere Motion Appliance work?

The Carriere Motion Appliance attaches to the canine tooth and first molar on each side of the mouth on the outside of the teeth. A strong dental glue keeps them affixed to the teeth during treatment. An elastic is placed on a tooth in the opposing arch.

The appliance puts light pressure on the molars and the canine teeth, moving them together at the same time. This pressure helps to correct a misaligned bite in the back teeth.

How long does Carriere Motion Appliance treatment take?

Most patients wear the Carriere Motion Appliance for about six months. It is imperative to wear the retainer and elastics for 20 to 22 hours every single day, or else the appliance will not do its job as intended. Not properly wearing the elastics can lead to treatment that lasts longer than six months and delays the beginning of braces or aligners treatment.

How do I clean the Carriere Motion Appliance?

With the Carriere Motion Appliance, you can brush and floss as normal. No additional cleaning measures are required. Do take extra care to clean around the anchors on the canine teeth, molars and anchors.

Does it hurt to wear a Carriere Motion Appliance?

When you first have the Carriere Motion Appliance installed, there may be some slight discomfort in the cheek as your mouth becomes accustomed to the appliance and elastics. This discomfort should disappear in about a week. The molars and canine teeth that are attached to the appliance may experience mild soreness as they start to move. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken to increase your comfort.

Will people notice my appliance?

The Carriere Motion Appliance is hardly noticeable in the mouth because of its aesthetically pleasing design. Unlike many other types of orthodontics appliances, the Carriere Motion Appliance will not interfere with your ability to speak.

How often do I need to change the elastics on my Carriere Motion Appliance?

You’ll need to change your elastics 2-3 times a day, or at least after every meal. Remember to always wear your retainer with the elastics. Wearing the elastics without the retainer can have an adverse effect on the alignment of your teeth.


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