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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B04C - Revisiting Malocclusions with Mini-implants

Apr 22, 2017 10:45am ‐ Apr 22, 2017 11:15am


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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.


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