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Class II Correction with Braces: A Guide to Straightening Your Teeth

Class II Correction with Braces: A Guide to Straightening Your Teeth

Braces and Invisalign are a popular orthodontic treatment option for individuals looking to straighten their teeth and improve their bite. One of the most common issues that we correct is a Class II malocclusion, also known as an overbite.

A Class II malocclusion occurs when the upper jaw and teeth protrude out further than the lower jaw and teeth – creating what orthodontists refer to as excess overjet. This can lead to a variety of issues, including difficulty biting and chewing, as well as an unbalanced appearance of the face.

Orthodontic treatment can help correct a Class II malocclusion by gently applying pressure to the teeth, gradually shifting them into an improved position. This will certainly improve the appearance of your teeth, but it can also improve your bite. While the process of Class II correction can take anywhere from several months to a couple of years, the end result is a beautiful and healthy smile that can boost your self-confidence and improve your overall quality of life.

It’s important to note that treatment options to improve class II malocclusion are not limited to children and adolescents, but we also specialize in treatment methods for adults!

One common technique that we use at Escott Orthodontics is the Carriere Motion Appliance, which is a unique orthodontic treatment option that is specifically designed to correct Class II malocclusion, or an overbite. This appliance is made up of two small brackets that are placed on the upper and lower molars. An elastic is used between these attachments to apply a gentle force to the molars, which helps to move them into the correct position and improve the bite. The Carriere Motion Appliance is a more comfortable and effective option for Class II correction compared to other appliances like the Herbst appliance, Forsus appliance, Headgear, and many other options used in modern orthodontic treatments. Additionally, the Carriere Motion Appliance can also be used in conjunction with traditional braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign, allowing Escott Orthodontics to customize our treatment approach for each individual patient.

Orthodontic treatment for Class II correction is an effective treatment option for individuals looking to straighten their teeth and improve their bite. There are several treatment options available for Class II correction, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign. At Escott Orthodontics, we will help you find the best option for you based on your specific needs and preferences. With the help of our doctors and a personalized treatment plan, you can achieve a beautiful and healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

It’s important to keep in mind that the results of the treatment will depend on the specific case and the severity of the malocclusion, and your orthodontist will be the best person to determine what treatment is best for you.

The treatment process begins with a consultation, either at one of our modern locations, or from home with our convenient virtual consultation option.

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Before, during and after example with the Carriere motion appliance. Patient had treatment with Invisalign after the motion appliance.

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