Mini Implants or Miniscrews are the latest cutting edge technology in Orthodontics. They are tiny titanium screws designed to be temporarily implanted into jaw bones. They can be placed under local anesthetics in a few minutes and are used to lean on to produce a more effective dental movements in complicated cases that required maximum anchorage.
What this means in practical terms is that orthodontic cases may now be treated with less reliance on patient compliance issues (such as wearing headgear, funtional appliances and rubber bands) and still achieve the same results. It also means that we can now correct problems that before were only can be corrected with jaw surgery.
After treatment is complete, the screws are quickly and painlessly removed under topical anesthetics without complications.
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