Carriere Motion Appliance
Why: The Carriere Motion (or simply Motion) appliance works at the beginning of your treatment process to move your molars in a process called distalization. It rotates and uprights the first molars while moving the canines or premolars to molars into the correct position. It does this through applying a light consistent pressure to the teeth so that they can move independently as a unit. Carriere is an effective and easy way to correct your overbite with a small appliance and rubber bands.
What to Expect: When you first have the Carriere Motion Appliance placed, there may be some slight discomfort in the cheek as your mouth becomes accustomed to the appliance and elastics. This discomfort should disappear in about a week.
The molars and canine teeth that the appliance are bonded to may experience mild soreness as they start to move. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken to increase your comfort.
The Carriere Motion Appliance is hardly noticeable in the mouth because of its aesthetically pleasing design, and it will not affect your speech.
With good consistent rubber band wear, you should notice small spaces open in between the top teeth. This is normal and something that can be closed at a later date.
How Long: It’s used as a first stage in orthodontic treatment for overbite correction, meant to jumpstart your treatment and reduce the length of it. It’s generally used for about 3 to 6 months, but the actual length of treatment varies on a case-by-case basis. By correcting your bite prior to the alignment process, it makes orthodontic treatment more efficient.