Invisalign and Carriere Motion Appliance have emerged as popular choices for correcting overbites while straighting teeth aesthetically.
Before diving into the specifics of Invisalign and Carriere Motion Appliance, it’s essential to understand what an overbite is. In orthodontic terminology, an overbite, also referred to as a “Class II malocclusion” or “overjet,” is a condition where the upper teeth excessively overlap the lower teeth. Various factors can cause this issue, including hereditary factors, mismatched jaw sizes, teeth tilted too far forward, or prolonged oral habits such as thumb sucking or nail biting.
An untreated overbite can lead to an array of problems, including increased vulnerability to front tooth trauma, uneven wear on tooth enamel, speech impediments, and difficulties with chewing. To mitigate these potential issues, orthodontic treatment is often necessary.
Invisalign and Carriere Motion Appliance have revolutionised orthodontic treatments, particularly for patients who prefer less noticeable options. While Invisalign aligners are renowned for their discreet nature and effectiveness in teeth straightening, they aren’t always enough to correct all orthodontic problems, especially moderate or severe overbites.
This is where the Carriere Motion Appliance comes into play. It can be used in conjunction with Invisalign to provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment – addressing both overbite correction and teeth alignment.
The Carriere Motion device is a sleek metallic ‘limb’ that is typically affixed to the third and sixth teeth. Additionally, a transparent detachable retainer will be placed on the opposite jaw, with a fastener attached to the rear tooth for attaching removable elastics. It is a professional-grade appliance designed to improve teeth alignment.
Invisalign® treatment is highly appreciated by our adult patients due to the clear aligners’ features. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can have treatment without anyone noticing as the plastic is transparent. Additionally, the aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out during important meetings or meal times
The Carriere Distaliser is an orthodontic device designed to correct overbites by shifting the lower teeth forward in relation to the upper teeth. It is a patient-friendly alternative to traditional overbite correction methods like headgear and can be near invisible when a clear version is used.
Once the overbite is corrected, the Carriere Motion Appliance can be removed, and the focus shifts to aligning the teeth. This is where Invisalign comes into the picture. Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten the teeth.
An overbite requires more than just aligning the teeth. It often involves repositioning the jaw to achieve proper bite alignment. Invisalign aligners primarily focus on tooth movement and may not have the necessary force or control to address complex jaw issues.
Invisalign aligners rely on controlled pressure to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. This pressure is limited and may not be sufficient to effectively reposition the jaw in cases of severe overbites
To find out if combination treatment of Carriere and Invisalign is the right treatment for you, contact our friendly staff for a consultation.