Down with Headgear!

Can you ditch the Headgear? The Carrier appliance might be an alternative!

Often people go to the orthodontist to address an “overbite” or an “underbite”. These malocclusions appear when either the upper or lower teeth are too far back or forward.

Traditionally, headgear appliances were the standard of care to treat overbites and underbites, but wearing a headgear could be uncomfortable or cause embarrassment when wearing them in public.

The Carriere appliance was developed by Luis Carriere, a prominent Spanish orthodontist, and it has been in use by many orthodontists for the past couple decades. The design is very sleek and low profile and is quite comfortable for patients to wear. It is also very effective at correcting the bite with proper and consistent rubber band wear by the patient at home.

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