AAO Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas, TX

What is a Carriere Distalizer and How Does it Work?

One of the most challenging problems when correcting an overbite is having teeth removed. Excess teeth make alignment or correcting a bite difficult. Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device that has come to solve this dental condition. This device makes it possible to easily correct bites without having to remove permanent teeth. Carriere Distalizer helps to push the upper teeth to the right position, hence solving most bite problems.

Creating the anchor point

The orthodontist will use a passive lingual arch, lower Essex Appliance, mini-screws or full mandibular fixed appliance to create the anchor point. He will then attach a Carriere Distalizer arm to the teeth on the upper jaw. The device is attached on both sides of your mouth to keep it in place.

Attaching an elastic band

Our orthodontist will then attach an elastic band along the upper bar and the lower back molars. This elastic band must stay in place at all times, but you can remove it when eating. If the elastic wear is in good shape, you will see results within months. However, the duration of correcting a bite depends on the extent of a patient’s case.

Removing the Carriere Distalizer Arms

The expert will remove the Carrier Distalizer arms and then install braces on the upper teeth to completely correct the bite. The braces are important in aligning the teeth once the expert is satisfied that the bite is corrected.

Why use the Carriere Distalizer?

Carriere Distalizer offers many benefits that other treatment methods cannot achieve. Some of these benefits include. You can make use of the Carriere Distalizer by consulting the services of an experienced and qualified orthodontist like Dr. Ragan at Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more information about this treatment.