The benefits of using anchorage miniplates: are they compatible with everyday orthodontic practice?

Benoît Thébault, Nicolas Bédhet, Marc Béhaghel, Karim Elamrani
International Orthodontics 2011, 9 (4): 353-87
Nowadays, it is difficult to ignore the major role played by orthodontic anchorage. Given our convictions and after several years of using these systems, we believe it is time to take stock. Is there any real benefit to using them? And if so, when? What systems should we use? Miniscrews or miniplates? What are the indications for each of these systems? Are they compatible with everyday orthodontic practice? In a nutshell, are these orthodontic anchorage devices myth or practical reality?

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