Distalization of maxillary molars is a viable option for the correction of class II malocclusion. However, anchorage loss and patient compliance are the major problems when using conventional molar-distalizing appliances like pendulum and distal jet, where the main source of anchorage is tooth and tissue-borne or when extra-oral appliances are used to distalize the maxillary molars. The advent of temporary anchorage devices has revitalized orthodontic biomechanics and made it possible to achieve predicable results without any side effects.
Implement non-compliance maxillary molar distalization techniques including buccal and palatal micro-implants, using the concept of absolute anchorage.
Identify insertion sites, placement technique and anchorage/force application of micro-implants for upper molar distalization, retraction of pre-molars, canines and incisors.
Implement strategies to combat side effects, post-distalization mechanics and finishing the occlusion after molar distalization.
BDS (Hons.), MDS, Certificate in Orthodontics (USA), FDS RCS (Edinburgh), FDS RCPS (Glasgow), M Orth. RCS (Edinburgh) FACD, FICD Diplomate, Indian Board of Orthodontics