Dr. Robert Montoya uses the MARA system (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance) to correct overbites and encourage proper jaw growth. To learn more about MARA in Keller, Texas, and to make your appointment with our orthodontist, please call Montoya Orthodontics today at 817-427-2237.
MARA is used primarily for correcting Class II malocclusions, better known as overbites or overjets. This type of malocclusion occurs when the molars are not correctly aligned. Our orthodontist will band the MARA appliance to your upper and lower first molars. Small “elbows” will slide into tubes on the upper part of the appliance. Whenever your mouth closes, the resulting pressure will allow these elbows to guide the bite into the correct position, requiring you to position your lower jaw forward in order to bring your front teeth together.
The MARA appliance encourages the forward growth of the lower jaw, while applying backwards pressure to the upper jaw. You will need to wear the MARA appliance for 10-12 months. As it is a fixed appliance, you will be unable to remove it. It is also invisible from the outside. The MARA device may be recommended before or during your braces treatment.
For more information on MARA and to schedule your consultation with our orthodontist, contact our office today.