Article: Volume 8 Number 2 Page 56 - April 2015

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  Orth Update 2015; 8: 56-61

Orthodontics:  Mini-Implants in Contemporary Orthodontics Part 2: Clinical Applications and Optimal Biomechanics

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Abstract: Since it is well established that orthodontic mini-implants provide stable anchorage in all three dimensions, the focus has progressed to understanding the related biomechanics. This paper describes the key biomechanical advances for mini-implant treatments, especially in terms of optimized movement of the target teeth.

Clinical relevance: An understanding of the optimum insertion sites and biomechanics improves clinical outcomes in orthodontic mini-implant cases.

Author notes: Richard R J Cousley, BSc, BDS, MSc, FDS RCS, FDS(Orth) RCS, Department of Orthodontics, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Objective: To outline the factors affecting clinical mini-implant applications and optimal biomechanics.

Kavo Kerr