Miniscrew implants as temporary anchorage devices in orthodontics: a comprehensive review

Gaurav Jasoria, Wamiq Shamim, Saurabh Rathore, Amit Kalra, Mona Manchanda, Nitin Jaggi
Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2013 September 1, 14 (5): 993-9
In recent times, the use of miniscrew implants to obtain absolute anchorage has gained momentum in clinical orthodontics as rigid anchorage modality. Miniscrew implants offers many advantages when used as temporary anchorage devices like, easy placement and removal, immediate loading, can be used in a variety of locations, provide absolute anchorage, economic and requires less patient cooperation. This makes them as a necessary treatment option in cases with critical anchorage that would have otherwise resulted in anchorage loss if treated with conventional means of anchorage. The aim of this comprehensive review is to highlight the gradual evolution, clinical use, advantages and disadvantages of the miniscrew implants when used to obtain a temporary but absolute skeletal anchorage for orthodontic applications.

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