First, we will create an anchor point, most commonly with a lower Essex Appliance, a passive lingual arch, full mandibular fixed appliance, or mini-screws. A Carriere Distalizer arm is then attached to the upper teeth on both sides of your mouth.
An elastic band is attached from the upper bar to the lower back molars and should be worn at all times except when eating.
With good elastic wear, your bite can be corrected in a matter of months, depending on the severity of your case.
When the Carriere Distalizer arms are removed, we will place upper braces to finish correcting your bite and aligning your teeth to the perfectly straight, ideal smile you’ve always wanted.