Invisalign and Carriere motion appliance combination teeth straightening treatment for adults

The Treatment

Carriere Motion Appliance

If you’d like to have your teeth straightened and this requires a bite correction, and you’re 100% set on using Invisalign, then this treatment may be the answer to your wishes!

Designed to assist patients with class II or class III misalignment, this device claims to speed up orthodontic treatments with months. Carriere motion appliance is essentially a small metal or clear arch which gets bonded on two teeth with two more in between (holding a total of 4 teeth). Combined with a single bracket bonded on the opposite arch, the appliance allows sufficient pressure to work on your teeth and move them in the desired direction.

Whether you choose the metal or clear Carriere appliance you’ll notice there isn’t much difference. Placed on the side of your teeth, it will be completely invisible, unless you flash a huge smile (in which case we’re confident that your happiness will be too infectious for anyone to notice).

Once we’re happy with the alignment of your jaws, we can remove the motion appliance and move on to your Invisalign treatment to straighten the teeth and get you the smile that you’re after. Based on a study conducted by Henry Schein Orthodontics (the creators of Carriere Motion Appliance), this approach can save you nearly a year in treatment!

Invisalign

Wearing clear aligners has proven to be one of modern Londoners’ preferred teeth straightening method. Virtually invisible, these thin aligners fitting firmly over your teeth are surprisingly strong and produce shockingly beautiful results without the necessity for metal brackets, elastics, and inconvenience.

The aligners work quite simply. After some tiny tooth-coloured buttons (called attachments) are bonded on your teeth, you pop in your aligners. Every one or two weeks you change the custom-made, 3D printed-just-for-you aligners to gradually move the teeth in the desired direction. Pre-designed on Invisalign’s software, the aligners rely on the attachments to provide the surface to which pressure will be applied.

The Process

Consultation

During your initial consultation we will carry out a full orthodontic assessment – this will require photos and X-rays to be taken. At Moira Wong Orthodontics we take our time and make sure we understand your concerns and requirements fully. Once the examination is complete, your orthodontist will be able to recommend a choice of treatments and explain the pros and cons of each.

Treatment plan

Once we know which treatment you’re most interested in, we’ll prepare a full treatment plan. This document explains what will happen throughout your treatment, the projected duration, costs, etc. Please note, that individual biological response will vary from patient to patient and our treatment plan may not be as accurate as we’d all wish. Nonetheless, it will provide you with a good indication of time and shall you follow our guidance strictly, your treatment will be a bliss.

First appointment

When you agree to the proposed treatment, we will schedule your first appointment to begin your treatment. At this visit to the clinic, your orthodontist will fit your Carriere Motion Appliance and instruct you on the elastics you need to wear. Because of the speed that we expect this treatment to work with, we may need to see you often within the first few months. In some cases, your orthodontist may decide to combine Carriere Motion Appliance and Invisalign aligners from the very start of the treatment – this will depend on your needs. Whichever the case, rest assured we’ll explain every step of the way in detail.

Regular adjustments

As mentioned above, we’re likely to want to see you more often while the Carriere Motion Appliance is actively moving your teeth and jaw. Once this process is over, you’ll need to come to the clinic every 6 or 8 weeks. If you’re very busy or simply want to travel without a worry in the world, talk to us about remote dental appointments – we have tons of tricks up our sleeve to give you the orthodontic experience you want and deserve.

Retention period

At the end of your treatment, when your teeth and your bite have been appropriately adjusted, we will remove the attachments for your Invisalign braces, and all brackets related to the Carriere Motion Appliance (if your treatment required it for the entire duration). To ensure the retention of the achieved results and avoid relapse, we will place a fixed retainer. The fixed retainer is a thin wire bonded to the back of the upper and lower front teeth. It keeps them together and prevents them from moving, and you’ll never know it’s there!

We will also provide you with a set of removable retainers for you to wear overnight. The removable retainers are clear thin aligners that go over your teeth. They will help ensure your teeth are protected from moving and prevent you from grinding and applying forces that might affect the achieved results. Finally, we will see you for regular appointments approximately every three months during the first year post your orthodontic treatment. These appointments aim to closely monitor how your teeth behave post-treatment and react promptly if there are any changes.

Try it on

Curious how your face would look with Combination Treatment with Invisalign & Carriere Motion Appliance? Wonder no more!

Click here to try out a few different types of braces from the comfort of your home. It takes a few minutes to add your details, snap a few photos of your smile and preview the outcome. After you submit your photos Dr Kia will be able to review your account and offer the most suitable treatment.

If you’re not ready to go ahead with treatment yet, don’t worry – just let us know if you’d like us to keep your account active or not 🙂 

 

Your Orthodontist

Dr Kia, Specialist Orthodontist

Dr Kia Papagalani loves enhancing the lives of her patients at Moira Wong Orthodontics! She believes that “our smiles are the expression of our happiness to the world and this is why they have become a “universal welcome”. She feels that if she can help in creating some of that happiness, there is no greater calling!

Her entire career is dedicated to ensuring that her patients and their families have the most positive experience possible during their orthodontic journeys.
Dr Kia completed her Speciality in Orthodontics and Master’s in Science, researching advanced orthodontic techniques at Ohio State University (USA).

She has specialised in providing treatments for complex and interdisciplinary cases. With over 25 years of experience in premium orthodontics, Dr Kia is an expert in a wide range of treatment options and techniques such as Custom made Labial  Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces and Incognito lingual braces, Invisalign and Spark Clear Aligners for teens and adults, aesthetic self-ligating braces(Damon system),3-Dimensional appliances, accelerated Orthodontics.

Dr Kia Papagalani maintains several professional memberships including the American Association of Orthodontists and the British Orthodontic Society and she is also a Clinical Lecturer for the Master’s in Clinical Orthodontics at the College of Dentistry University program.

She has demonstrated a special interest in facial-driven orthodontics, non-extraction treatments, and smile aesthetics. It is very important to Dr Kia that she stays at the forefront of orthodontic technology and advancements. It is of the utmost importance also to her to stay involved in continuing education and research. By doing so, she can continue to provide her patients with the exceptional care and remarkable final results that custom made treatments offer. An incredible opportunity and service to her patients which ensures she is always at the cutting edge of what Orthodontics can do for your smile.

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To book a consultation with Dr Kia, please give our reception a call by calling us on
020 7368 6611

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