Proving Henry Schein® Orthodontics™ strong commitment to becoming a strategic partner with orthodontists in the growth of their practice through cutting-edge products and treatment options, we have worked closely with Dr. Luis Carrière in the development of the Carriere® Philosophy and brand of products.

The Carriere Philosophy incorporates fast, natural, and gentle forces to correct Class II and Class III maloclussions at the beginning of treatment with Motion™ Appliances, and then transition to the SLX™ Self-Ligating Bracket System to provide efficiencies over traditional mechanics. Using the Motion Class II Appliance as an alternative to the Herbst or headgear and the Carriere Motion Class III Appliance instead of a complex surgical procedure or the reverse pull facemask , both provide a unique opportunity to change the occlusal plane and achieve a class I platform consistently as treatment begins and when the patient is most compliant. This new, unique, and innovative approach ensures that you address not only the patient’s occlusion, but their total-facial harmony.

Additional treatment objectives that the Carreire Treatment Philosophy incorporates are Airway-friendly Orthodontics™ and balancing the TMJ. These fresh clinical strategies will help transform your practice and provide a total-health difference in the lives of your patients.

Fast.

Shortens overall treatment time by up to four months as it treats Class II correction at the beginning of the orthodontic treatment, when there are no competing forces in the mouth caused by brackets or other appliances. This is also when the patient is the most motivated and compliance is at its highest. A Class II correction can usually be completed in an average of 3-4 months.

Gentle.

The low force of the Motion   Appliance is gentle on your patients, and its low-profile design is very comfortable to wear. By treating the Class II platform first, it simplifies the entire treatment for you, and provides greater comfort for your patients.

Natural.

Mimicking a human hip ball-socket joint, the Motion Appliance allows the first molar to rotate and upright in its natural and correct finishing position, producing a continuous, natural, and uniform force for distal molar movement with controlled rotation and tipping correction. Built-in stops engineered in the appliance prevent the molars from over-rotating and the crowns from distal tipping. The Motion Appliance’s low forces are biologically compatible during the Class II treatment.