4200 Dorchester Blvd (suite 100)
Westmount, Québec, H3Z 1V4
The carriere appliance
The Carriere appliance is used to move your upper or lower teeth towards the back to correct upper or lower teeth that are protruding too far forward.
The Carriere appliance is a small bar that is glued to two of your posterior teeth.
It works by putting a gentle force on your posterior teeth to push them into a better position. This improves your bite and gives room for your other teeth.
Adapting to your new appliance
At the start of treatment the doctors will ask that you wear light rubber bands called Force 1 elastics. They are worn for about 8-10 weeks or until the second visit. At the second visit the doctors normally increase the force applied to the teeth with Force 2 elastics. These Force 2 elastics are now worn for an additional 2-6 months or until the desired tooth movement has occurred.
If the doctors gave you a clear aligner to wear with the appliance, make sure to keep it clean (you may brush it with a tooth brush). If any cracks appear, talk to the doctors.
Following the directives of the government and the Order of Dentists of Québec, starting March 16th 2020 to May 1st 2020, all non-urgent appointments whether for elective treatments or for preventive oral care (such as examinations and cleanings) must be postponed to a later date. We will therefore be open EXCLUSIVELY FOR EMERGENCIES for patients with acute pain, infection or trauma requiring immediate care.
If you require urgent treatment and do not have flu like symptoms, such as cough and fever, that you and any close family members have not traveled recently, you can contact us at 514-484-7225. Our opening hours for dental emergencies will be monday to thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Thank you for your collaboration. These directives will be revaluated periodically in light of the current situation.
Sincerely your TGO Orthodontics Team