What is a Mara orthodontic appliance?
- 1 What is a Mara orthodontic appliance?
- 2 Is the MARA appliance painful?
- 3 How much does the Mara appliance cost?
- 4 How does Mara device work?
- 5 Can adults use Mara appliance?
- 6 How long do you have to wear a Mara?
- 7 How long does the Mara appliance hurt?
- 8 Can Mara be used on adults?
- 9 What is the Herbst appliance in orthodontics?
- 10 Where does the Mara orthodontic appliance come from?
- 11 Who is the manufacturer of the Mara appliance?
- 12 When to use the Mara appliance in deep overbite?
- 13 Are there advancement shims for the Mara appliance?
What is a Mara orthodontic appliance?
MARA is a fixed orthodontic appliance, it is “fixed” in place and cannot be removed by the patient. This specific orthodontic appliance works to move the patient’s lower jaw forward so that the top and bottom teeth will meet.
Is the MARA appliance painful?
The way the device works is it forces patients to go about their days with their jaws in the correct position. Naturally, at first, the patient will experience a bit of pain and discomfort. Little by little, the jaw grows accustomed to this positioning.
How much does the Mara appliance cost?
Go there and click your area and orthodontics for a fee for your area. Herbst appliance along with braces in our office typically runs about $6,500.
How does Mara device work?
The MARA appliance is custom-made to fit inside each patient’s mouth. It is cemented to the teeth using a special fluoride-releasing cement. Through the use of upper “elbows” and lower “arms”, the MARA guides the lower jaw forward. Any tenderness of the teeth should be alleviated in just a few days.
Can adults use Mara appliance?
Conclusions: The MARA fixed-functional appliance was an effective device in treating Class II patients in all the age groups studied. The dentoalveolar effect on the lower anteriors was more pronounced in the adult patient group than in the adolescents and children.
How long do you have to wear a Mara?
Typically the MARA appliance will be in your mouth for 8-12 months. Once your overbite is corrected, it will be removed and you will spend the remaining time in braces to fine-tune your bite. You may have some irritation to the inside of your cheeks until your cheeks toughen up.
How long does the Mara appliance hurt?
Muscle Tenderness – When your child first gets his or her Herbst appliance, there may be some overall muscle tenderness and soreness of the teeth for about 1 week. As your child’s mouth adapts to the appliance, the soreness will fade.
Can Mara be used on adults?
What is the Herbst appliance in orthodontics?
The Herbst is an appliance that is used to correct the bite. In the past, orthodontists used head gear for the same purpose. However, head gear was difficult to wear and depended on patient compliance. The Herbst is cemented onto the teeth and requires little compliance.
Where does the Mara orthodontic appliance come from?
The MARA (short for Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Device) is made by Allessee Orthodontics Laboratory in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Because is it non-removable by the patient, it fits into the category of “fixed functional appliances.”
Who is the manufacturer of the Mara appliance?
The MARA appliance is one of many orthodontic devices that is designed to correct overbites (actually called overjet in the dental community). The MARA (short for Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Device) is made by Allessee Orthodontics Laboratory in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
When to use the Mara appliance in deep overbite?
To enhance the effectiveness of the Mara Appliance in very deep overbite cases the U-Mara is an excellent alternative. In deep overbite cases when the mandible is advanced there is a large posterior open bite making it difficult for the patient to keep the upper elbow and lower loop properly engaged.
Are there advancement shims for the Mara appliance?
Each MARA comes with both upper and lower archwire tubes to facilitate the option of fixed mechanics being used in conjunction with MARA treatment. Additionally, advancement shims in various sizes are available by request. To enhance the effectiveness of the Mara Appliance in very deep overbite cases the U-Mara is an excellent alternative.