Carriere Motion Appliance
At Joseph R. Gregg Orthodontics, we offer a wide variety of treatment options to suit your individual needs. Orthodontic treatment is designed to correct misalignments with the teeth and jaws. Misaligned teeth are not only embarrassing, but they can also increase your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Most patients are familiar with traditional treatments like braces and headgear; however, there have been great strides in the field of orthodontics. Improvements in technology and techniques have led to the advent of devices that make treatment easier, quicker, and more comfortable than ever before. One of these devices, the Carriere Motion 3D Appliance, may just be the answer for you if you have misalignments of canines, molars, or premolars in the upper mandibular arch.
What Is the Carriere Motion Appliance?The Motion 3D Appliance provides a new, remarkably easy-to-use and patient-friendly solution for molar bite corrections. The Motion 3D Appliance is easy to place and is designed to provide predictable results and create a harmonious, balanced profile, all while preserving the patient’s natural features. Rubberband elastics connect the appliance with the teeth to achieve the desired bite.
Treatment time with the Motion 3D Appliance usually takes around three to four months. By the end of treatment, most patients will see highly visible results! The Motion 3D appliance also involves the use of a device known as a distalizer. A distalizer attaches to the canine tooth and premolar on both sides of your mouth. An elastic band will link an anchor tooth to the distalizer. The elastic band will put force on the teeth to rotate and straighten the first molars. By the end of treatment, your posterior teeth should be in the proper alignment.
Dr. Joseph R. Gregg will determine whether or not the Motion 3D appliance is right for you during a consultation appointment. The Carriere Motion Appliance has proven to be very effective in the treatment of a broad range of malocclusions that require corrections, from minor rotations to full step alterations.
Benefits of the Carriere Motion ApplianceA huge move in the right direction for orthodontics. To limit extractions and to correct difficult bites is a dream come true! With its sleek, aesthetic and non-invasive design, the Motion 3D Appliance provides greater comfort and shortens treatment time by up to four months. The Motion 3D Appliance delivers a natural, gentle, and uniform force for bite correction before we place brackets or Invisalign aligners to solve complex problems almost effortlessly.
The Carriere Motion Appliance also allows for normal speech thanks to the low profile design that makes it comfortable to wear. Care and maintenance is also a breeze thanks to its design. You should have no problem brushing and flossing your teeth with the appliance on. Other appliances may require the use of a special brush or floss to properly clean your teeth.
Schedule an AppointmentOrthodontic treatment can improve your oral health and give you a smile you’ve always wanted! If you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, call 503-661-8719, and schedule an appointment today.