ARS ApplianceThe Anterior Repositioning Splint is used to reposition the mandible in a forward position while allowing the disc assembly to resume a more normal position in relation to the condyle and fossa. The ARS can be used as an upper or lower appliance. The upper appliance is generally worn at night, as speaking may be difficult due to the anterior ramp.
Note: Specialty Appliance's standard when fabricating splints for patients in active orthodontic treatment is to NOT remove brackets or other hardware prior to fabrication. If we should deviate from this standard, please include a note on the prescription sheet specifying that we remove brackets/hardware before fabrication, and we will be happy to do so.