Sagittal First Orthodontics

Establishing a foundation for your braces.

Why the Sagittal First Approach?

Here comes the science bit.

Young girl with long brown smiling showing her braces

Dr. Edward Angle is known as the “father of orthodontics” because of his exceptional work and how he moved this area of dentistry forward. One such way was how he classified bite issues into three classes. Class 1 being a proper bite, Class 2 an overbite, and Class 3 an underbite. The relationship of the top and bottom teeth is known as the Sagittal dimension of occlusion (or bite).

It is the job of an orthodontist to make sure this relationship falls into Class 1. Here is how and why Dr. Chris does this:

Young girl with long brown smiling showing her braces

Establish a Relationship

Our aim is to create a Class 1 relationship before we begin your braces treatment. Hence the term “Sagittal First.” This is to ensure the braces work more efficiently and the end result is not only beautiful looking teeth but also a fully-functioning smile.


Motion 3D

The Carriere® Motion 3D appliance addresses the Sagittal dimension and helps create a proper bite. This appliance gradually uses natural forces to move your bite into position without the use of uncomfortable headgear or alternative treatments.


Finishing It Off

Once the Carriere®  appliance has moved the bite into the proper position, Dr. Peluso will identify the ideal braces or aligning solution. This may include Invisalign® or our ceramic braces option.

Real Life-Changing Orthodontics

See how this treatment could change your smile.

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Wonderful doctors office. My son loves Dr. Chris. The office staff is wonderful.

Gidget O. (Peluso Patient's Mom)

Benefits for You
Six reasons why Sagittal First is your first choice.

Faster Treatment

When the appliance is used before fitting braces, it makes it easier for your teeth to move into the correct position.


Discreet Care

The modern design makes the appliance hardly noticeable when it is in your mouth. Although, we do offer color customization for those who want a little flair.

Speak Naturally

Your speech will not be impaired or affected when wearing the Carriere® Motion 3D appliance.

Sleek Design

There is no need for invasive headgear or bulky appliances when using the Sagittal First approach.

Feels Comfortable

The innovative sleek design makes the appliance comfortable to wear and will not affect your mouth’s daily functions.

Hygiene Maintenance

The appliance allows you to brush and floss as normal, and it is easy to keep the appliance clean.

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