J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 4, 2016
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||23 April 2018|
New perspectives on miniscrews: improving stability
Resident, University of Rennes 1, CHU Rennes
2 Professor – hospital practitioner, Head of the departement of Orthodontics, University of Rennes 1, CHU Rennes
Address for correspondence: Damien Brézulier 2, Avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard – 35000 Rennes – France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 May 2016
With the appearance of bone anchorages, orthodontists thought that they would finally be able to overcome the thorny problem of patients’ cooperation. The first considerations were about the safety, the holding time, and the reliability of these devices. Both theoretical and clinical studies have attempted to answer to these questions, and several studies have been published on the same. What have we learned about the reliability of miniscrews 20 years after their introduction in our daily practice? Are they only a way to solve the problem of patient noncompliance? And finally, in which way are they going to evolve? These are questions we aim to answers in the light of the past and the current literature.
Key words: Temporary anchorage device / miniscrew / orthodontics
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