(Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance)
The MARA appliance is ideal for noncompliant teenagers with underdeveloped lower jaws. (recessive chin). The MARA is worn for approximately 7 months and it gently repositions the lower jaw in a more forward position. If the patient had pre-existing TMJ (jaw joint) problems this usually rectifies the problem including headaches and ear symptoms.
It is well tolerated by the patient since the attachments are at the side and farther back in the area of the back teeth. It is a fixed appliance that is worn 24 hours per day which virtually guarantees success.
The MARA™ appliance
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