Mini-implants are one of the latest successful technologies introduced and widely used in orthodontic treatment, as a reinforcement of anchorage. Same concepts adopted to treat different types of malocclusions in the past are still used, but with the raise of mini-implants era, the mechanical considerations of these traditional strategies need to be revisited. Nevertheless, ignorance of the entire mechanical effects that result from usage of mini-implants might cause undesirable outcomes which can complicate the orthodontic treatment. In this lecture, we will show how mini-implants can facilitate our orthodontic treatment, highlighting at the same time the failure of these techniques in some circumstances.
Compare the treatment of malocclusions between the traditional orthodontic methods versus systems that include mechanics based on mini-implants.
Manage the side effects that can result from uncontrolled mechanics of usage of miniscrews.
Identify the different factors that may contribute to the failure of mini-implants.