Carriere® Distalizer™ Appliance
CARRIERE® DISTALIZER™ APPLIANCE
The Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device developed to correct your bite without removing permanent teeth when they have erupted incorrectly. With an effect similar to headgear, but without the use of a bulky uncomfortable appliance, the Carriere Distalizer pushes upper teeth back to create a corrected bite prior to the addition of braces or Invisalign aligners.
How does the Carriere Distalizer work? First, Dr. McElhinney and Dr. Breha will create an anchor point, most commonly with a lower clear retainer. 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 place braces or Invisalign aligners to finish correcting your bite and aligning your teeth to the ideal smile you’ve always wanted.