Revisiting the stability of mini-implants used for orthodontic anchorage.

@article{Yao2015RevisitingTS,
  title={Revisiting the stability of mini-implants used for orthodontic anchorage.},
  author={Chung-Chen Jane Yao and Hao-Hueng Chang and Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang and Hsiang-Hua Lai and S F Lu and Yi-Jane Chen},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2015},
  volume={114 11},
  pages={1122-8}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of this study is to comprehensively analyze the potential factors affecting the failure rates of three types of mini-implants used for orthodontic anchorage. METHODS Data were collected on 727 mini-implants (miniplates, predrilled titanium miniscrews, and self-drilling stainless steel miniscrews) in 220 patients. The factors related to mini-implant failure were investigated using a Chi-square test for univariate analysis and a generalized estimating equation model… CONTINUE READING