The mandibular anterior repositioning appliance (MARA) - a report of three cases

Show simple item record Weber, J.H. Botha, Piet Dawjee, Salahuddien M. 2020-03-09T08:10:48Z 2020-03-09T08:10:48Z 2019-11
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : The MARA (Mandibular Anterior Repositioning Appliance) is a fixed functional appliance used in the treatment of mandibular deficiencies. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : To demonstrate the clinical capabilities, treatment effects and the expected duration of treatment when using the MARA, therefore creating awareness of the MARA as a treatment alternative to other functional appliances designed for correction of Class II malocclusions. METHODS : A retrospective study exploring the anteroposterior dimensional changes in the maxilla and mandible brought about by the MARA and the associated treatment time. The samples were the first three cases treated by a clinician inexperienced with the clinical application of the MARA and served as an ideal introduction to the treatment technique. RESULTS : In this study mandibular growth stimulation and temporomandibular joint remodeling may have been the main contributing factors in the resolution/improvement of the Class II malocclusions under treatment. CONCLUSION : The MARA is a useful non-compliance appliance that produces exceptional treatment results when applied in combination with full fixed appliances. The changes observed were predominantly of a skeletal nature in the anteroposterior dimension. Maxillary growth restriction may also have played a role in the correction of these treated Class II abnormalities. en_ZA
dc.description.department Orthodontics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Weber, J.H., Botha, P. & Dawjee, S.M. et al. 2019, 'The mandibular anterior repositioning appliance (MARA) - a report of three cases', South African Dental Journal, vol. 74, no. 10, pp. 561-570. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2519-0105/2019/v74no10a7
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 E-Doc cc. The SADJ is licensed under Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-4.0. en_ZA
dc.subject Mandibular changes en_ZA
dc.subject Maxillary changes en_ZA
dc.subject SNA en_ZA
dc.subject SNB en_ZA
dc.subject ANB en_ZA
dc.subject WITS en_ZA
dc.subject Y-axis en_ZA
dc.subject Tweed angle en_ZA
dc.subject Facial angle en_ZA
dc.subject Mandibular growth en_ZA
dc.subject Mandibular anterior repositioning appliance (MARA) en_ZA
dc.title The mandibular anterior repositioning appliance (MARA) - a report of three cases en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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