At Ragan Orthodontics, we believe in offering our patients the latest and most effective options for the best orthodontic care. We work to stay current on the latest orthodontic treatments, procedures and devices to better serve patients of all ages.
Our goal is always to offer patients the best treatment to gain healthy and attractive smiles that leave them feeling better about themselves.
One treatment device we use at Ragan Orthodontics is the Carriere Distalizer, which works to correct overbites efficiently and effectively.
To learn more about Carriere Distalizer, or to make an appointment, contact Ragan Orthodontics today. We serve the Dallas area with locations in Lakewood, Preston Hollow and Park Cities.
Why the Carriere Distalizer?
Through the years, one of the most common methods to correct patients’ bites was the use of headgear, which is effective, but often uncomfortable and unsightly. The Carriere Distalizer offers patients effective treatment without the use of headgear.
The Carriere Distalizer also allows Dr. Michael Ragan and our team to treat malocclusions more quickly and effectively than the traditional headgear approach.
How Does Carriere Distalizer Work?
Through the use of an anchor point, Dr. Ragan can bond the Carriere Distalizer to your upper teeth – from the permanent molars to the canine teeth. Force needed to correct patients’ bites is created through the use of elastics.
Because elastic bands are attached from the upper bar to the lower back molars, we stress to our patients how crucial it is that they wear their elastics all the time, with the exception of when they are eating. With proper elastic wear, patients’ bites can be corrected in just months, depending on the severity of each individual case.
Just as headgear does, the Carriere Distalizer moves upper teeth back and creates a corrected bite, before braces are added. The Distalizers, also known as arms, are removed and upper braces are inserted to finish correction of the bite and create proper teeth alignment.
For many patients, Dr. Ragan will use the Carriere Distalizer at the outset of their orthodontic treatment.
After bite correction is gained, treatment to gain a healthy and attractive smile can continue with traditional braces or other treatments, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
Benefits of Carriere Distalizer treatment include:
- Reduced overall treatment time
- More normal speech
- Improved oral hygiene
The Carriere Distalizer features a design that leaves patients feeling less self-conscious about their teeth – and they won’t need to wear headgear.
At Ragan Orthodontics, we understand that wearing braces and having your teeth worked on can be difficult, especially for pre-teens and teenagers who already are dealing with the pressures of school and social lives.
At Ragan Orthodontics, Dr. Ragan and our friendly and professional staff make our patients feel at ease and help them every step of the way as treatment continues toward gaining healthy smiles that will last for years.
To learn more about Carriere Distalizer, or any of our other orthodontic treatments, contact Ragan Orthodontics today. We’re here to help you improve your oral and overall health, and get you smiling again!