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OVERVIEW Palatal and Mandibular Miniscrew Implant Placement Techniques

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 12 : PAGES (737-743) 2013

ROBERTO CARRILLO, DDS, MS

PETER H. BUSCHANG, PHD

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Miniscrew implants (MSIs) have revolutionized orthodontics by broadening the spectrum of potential dental movements and opening new possibilities for dentofacial orthopedics. Although treatment with MSI anchorage is now routine in orthodontic offices, reported implant success rates still range from only 70% to 100%--generally less than 90%. Because success with MSIs is so technique dependent, we need reliable and tested methods for placing these implants to ensure trouble-free...

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