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Carriere Motion3D Appliance (Motion3D)

Utilizing the latest in advanced orthodontic technology, the Motion Appliance ensures a fast, effective, and aesthetic first phase treatment. Plus, by jumpstarting your orthodontic care with the Motion Appliance, your overall treatment time is reduced, which means less time in braces.

The Motion 3D Appliance is a direct bond appliance that attaches to the maxillary canine and first permanent molar, providing a simple procedure for turning complex “overbite” treatments into simpler orthodontic treatment plans. Once a proper bite is achieved, malocclusions become easier to treat and can be finished with your preferred orthodontic treatment option.

The Motion 3D Appliance may be used with patients who want to be treated with clear aligners, but display complex bite problems. This allows us to treat more patients requesting clear aligners without limitations. Complex overbite or underbite malocclusion patients can be “jump started” with the Motion 3D Appliance and finished with a clear aligner system.

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Micro-Implant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander (MARPE)

Severe underbite malocclusion can be treated dentally as well as skeletally depending on the nature of the problems and the skeletal maturity of the patients. When young patients present skeletal discrepancy, use of a facemask headgear, with or without palatal expansion, is one of the traditional approaches.** This treatment often results in excessive flaring of the upper incisors by forward movement of the upper arch, elongation of the lower face by tipping and extrusion of upper posterior teeth. In recent years, incorporating micro-implants (MI) with expansion and headgear devices in various ways, in order to avoid the unwanted dental side effects, resulted in significantly better outcomes. One popular application is the use of a micro-implant-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE), by incorporating the micro-implant with an expansion device, to promote bone anchored expansion, and by applying headgear force against the MARPE, in order to promote bone anchored protraction.

Dr. J uses a specific configuration of the MARPE appliance that has been proven to provide unique results. This method causes expansion of the entire midface, disrupting all premaxillary structures. In combination with headgear, many goals can be achieved:

– Limited elongation of the lower face

– Total bite correction

– The upper jaw advances efficiently in large magnitude; skeletal protraction is possible even in older patients

– Combining micro-implants, rapid palatal expanders and headgear has also resulted in some skeletal protraction even in mature patients; this represents a non-surgical orthopedic treatment modality for severe underbite patients

If you have been told that you need surgery or that you can only achieve a proper bite with extractions, this type of treatment option may be the one for you.

**Other approaches have traditionally included extracting four (and sometimes even eight) teeth. Some orthodontists encourage waiting until full skeletal maturity and then using complex jaw surgeries to correct the bite. Using MARPE is an alternative to surgery for patients of all ages.




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West LA Orthodontics
2320 S Robertson Boulevard, Ste 101
Culver City

Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 424-256-3213
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