Carriere Orthodontics

Carriere Appliance

Most people who need braces aren’t looking forward to them. At Niepraschk Orthodontics, we understand the anxiety that can come with oral appliances, which is why we strive to offer Littleton, CO patients access to solutions like Carriere services. Our goal is to help you get the smile you want and lasting oral health, through orthodontics that are as convenient and hassle-free as possible.

Meet the Carriere® Motion™ Appliance
The Carriere® Motion™ Appliance corrects misalignment of the canine teeth and molars on either side of the upper arch, while only attaching to three teeth. Orthodontic Carriere services are a simpler way to prepare for braces—even when you have severe occlusions on the mandibular arch or top row of your teeth.
Orthodontic Carriere services typically takes three to four months, yet they cut significant time off traditional orthodontic procedures—and can quickly deliver visible results. They’re an optimal way to deal with posterior occlusions (misaligned back teeth) before braces.
A Short, Discreet Alignment Process
The Carriere® Motion™ Appliance involves the use of an appliance called a distalizer, which attaches to the canine tooth and second-to-last molar on each side of your mouth. A tooth on each side of the bottom row is selected as an anchor, and an elastic band connects the anchor tooth to the distalizer.
The elastic bands create a light, uniform force that rotates and straightens the first molars, while pulling the entire segment, from canine or premolar to molars, distally, into proper alignment. By the end of treatment, the segments average a change of 3-6 mm in position.


What to Expect from the Process

Carriere appliances are affixed in a short, straightforward procedure. In fact, the entire process takes no longer than a few minutes! Here’s what you can expect from start to finish:
  • We’ll begin by cleaning the affected teeth. 
  • Next, we’ll shape the surface of the teeth where the appliance will be attached.
  • A sealant resin will follow, to protect the attachment area on the tooth. 
  • We’ll place the distalizer on the two teeth using an adhesive substance. 
  • We’ll use a special light to dry the adhesive and ensure the distalizer is firmly affixed.
  • Finally, we’ll attach the elastic band to both the distalizer and the anchor tooth.
After the procedure, we provide Littleton, CO patients with detailed instructions for maintaining proper oral hygiene with the distalizer and anchor in place. This helps ensure both your oral health and the success of your tooth alignment goals!

Enhance the Effects of Braces

A Carriere® Motion™ Appliance can shave significant time off of your orthodontic journey, while giving you immediate results that show progress toward a stunning smile.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Niepraschk Orthodontics today at  303-978-1316.