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The use of miniscrews for orthodontic anchorage

Daniel L W Fishel, Robert L Vanarsdall
Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2007, 28 (12): 638-42
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The incorporation of miniscrews into orthodontic treatment planning has allowed for predictable control of anchorage and has increased the ability to correct severe skeletal discrepancy with nonsurgical orthodontics. It is the goal of this article to review the terminology, design, placement, and activation of miniscrews, as well as the advantages and complications associated with their use so that the multidisciplinary team will become familiar and comfortable with this novel treatment modality.

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