Do miniscrews remain stationary under orthodontic forces?

  title={Do miniscrews remain stationary under orthodontic forces?},
  author={Eric Jein-Wein Liou and Betty Chien-Jung Pai and James Chen-Yi Lin},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={126 1},
Miniscrews have been used in recent years for anchorage in orthodontic treatment. However, it is not clear whether the miniscrews are absolutely stationary or move when force is applied. Sixteen adult patients with miniscrews (diameter = 2 mm, length = 17 mm) as the maxillary anchorage were included in this study. Miniscrews were inserted on the maxillary zygomatic buttress as a direct anchorage for en masse anterior retraction. Nickel-titanium closed-coil springs were placed for the retraction… CONTINUE READING
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