Skeletal anchorage in orthodontics
An important requirement for successful orthodontic treatment is stable anchorage. Conventional orthodontic anchorage can be limited by periodontal disease and/or missing teeth. Skeletal anchorage has been proven to be very effective. It can be an essential part of non-compliance therapy and broadens the options available to the orthodontic practitioner.
Mini-Implants are especially advantageous because of the minimally invasive insertion protocol and their relatively low cost.
However, limitations can occur when conventional mini-implant systems are used for orthodontic anchorage.
- Maxillary molar distalization and mesialization
- Molar uprighting
- Anchorage for upper anterior teeth and molars
- Temporary tooth replacement
- Palatal expansion
- Indirect anchorage
- Significantly less expensive than typical dental implants
- Immediate loading is possible and recommended
- Minimally invasive insertion protocol
- Orthodontists can insert them themselves avoiding referrals to other dental specialists
- Easy to remove
- Internally retained fixation screw is securely integrated within each abutment
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