Sagittal First™ Philosophy | Henry Schein® Orthodontics™
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The Sagittal First Philosophy is a ground-breaking
orthodontic approach that standardizes, simplifies,
and shortens Class II and Class III treatment.

The Ultimate Success Formula in Orthodontics
for Class II and Class III Treatment

Sagittal First employs the Carriere® Motion 3D™ Appliance to treat the AP dimension at the beginning of treatment before placing brackets or aligners. By resolving the most difficult part of treatment first, you can achieve a Class I platform in an average of 3 to 6 months1. You know how excited patients and parents become when you mention shorter treatment times!

Standardizes and
Simplifies Treatment Protocols

  • Utilizes same treatment protocol no matter the malocclusion type
  • Simplifies treatment and planning
  • Eliminates lab time delays with direct-bond placement

Shortens Overall Treatment
by up to 6 Months

  • Eliminates competing forces associated with AP correction while wearing fixed appliances
  • Fosters greater patient compliance at the start of treatment, when patient motivation is highest
  • Establishes a Class I platform in an average of 3 to 6 months1

Increases Conversion Rates with
Same-Day Starts

  • Motion 3D can be bonded immediately after the consultation
  • Takes under 15 minutes to place and educate the patient
  • Minimize extractions to help build your practice

Additional Treatment Options
for Patients

  • Motion 3D provides simple bite correction for clear aligner treatment
  • Offers opportunity to postpone decision about whether to finish with brackets or aligners based on compliance, hygiene, and treatment progress

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Orthodontic Patient Treatment Workflow

Limiting extractions and turning difficult Class II patients into simpler Class I patients is a dream come true for you and your patients.

Upcoming Courses featuring
First Philosophy

In these courses, you’ll discover how the Sagittal First Philosophy can make same day starts practical, shorten overall treatment time, and increase your patient’s satisfaction.

How Sagittal First Changed Orthodontics

Dr. Luis Carrière, Dr. Dave Paquette, Dr. John Graham, and Dr. Jep Paschal

Sagittal First Case Book

This case book features over 35 clinical cases with simplified and shorter treatment times utilizing the Sagittal First Philosophy.

Products powered by Sagittal First

Carriere Motion 3D Appliances

Carriere® Motion 3D

Motion 3D Appliances can standardize, simplify and shorten treatments by starting with a Class I platform.

Carriere® SLX 3D
Bracket System

Full M-D slot coverage, provides unmatched rotational control, correction preservation, and faster treatment times.

Carriere® M-Series

This 3-wire sequence enables a simplified wire progression protocol and reduces the number of wires needed.