1. Insufficient space for the upper canines to erupt fully
2. Class II bite (posterior teeth not interdigitating well)
3. Moderate crowding in the upper arch, mild in the lower
The summarized orthodontic treatment plan was to shift the upper posterior teeth back into proper bite position while creating room for the canines to erupt fully and align. We utilized a very patient friendly appliance called a Carrier Distalizer as shown in the next photos. More traditional methods might have included the wear of a headgear. The patient wore rubber bands from the lower molar (back tooth) up to the upper first premolars where you see the little hook to accomplish the shift of the back teeth and the space creation. Below are pictures of the appliance showing treatment progress.