Dental midline correction using two component C-orthodontic mini-implant

Kyu-Rhim Chung, Seong-Hun Kim, Yoon-Ah Kook, Yoon-Goo Kang, Peter M Sinclair
Progress in Orthodontics 2009, 10 (2): 76-86

OBJECTIVES: Correction of dental origin asymmetry with conventional orthodontic mechanics is at risk of developing side effects because of the inherent asymmetric nature of tooth-borne anchorage-based asymmetric mechanics. Recently, the concept of skeletal anchorage using mini-implants has been introduced in the field of orthodontics and have shown successful results. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the clinical application of osseointegration of surface treated two component mini-implants (C-implant) in managing dental midline correction.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The characteristics and procedure of asymmetric retraction for treating maximum anchorage using C-implant is shown with case reports of treated patients. The biomechanics and comparison to conventional mini-implant assisted midline correction methods are also described.

RESULTS: The authors show the clinical application of the mini implant dependent retraction technique during anterior retraction on various cases, possible indications, and simplicity of use.

CONCLUSION: This article describes effective and simple methods of correcting dental asymmetry with mini-implants and its advantages will be discussed.

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