Five-year experience with orthodontic miniscrew implants: a retrospective investigation of factors influencing success rates.

@article{Antoszewska2009FiveyearEW,
  title={Five-year experience with orthodontic miniscrew implants: a retrospective investigation of factors influencing success rates.},
  author={Joanna Antoszewska and Moschos A. Papadopoulos and H S Park and Bj{\"o}rn Ludwig},
  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},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 2},
  pages={158.e1-10; discussion 158-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Anchorage control is important for efficient orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. Successful osseointegration encouraged many orthodontists to use dental implants as stationary anchorage units for force application. However, their use has some drawbacks, which led to the development of miniscrew implants (MIs). Our aim was to investigate factors significantly contributing to the success rates of MIs in various orthodontic treatment procedures in white patients. METHODS In… CONTINUE READING