Success rate of mini-implants in adult patients undergoing orthodontic treatment
One of the major things in dental care is anchorage control during tooth movement for ensuring successful orthodontic treatment.
A recent study in Asian Pacific Orthodontic Scoiety Trends in Orthodontics published in scentific scholar, (scientific scholar) involved analysis of 52 recently published articles that were extracted for qualitative synthesis among which 24 articles were reviewed for meta-analysis.
The analysis shows that the maxilla is a better placement site for insertion of mini-implant (MI) than mandible with the odds ratio of 0.58, meaning, the mini-implant placement in the maxillary region is 58% more successful than when placed in the mandibular region. The analysis also shows that the success rate is based on length, diameter, site of insertion, force of insertion, and various factors affecting the success of mini-implants.
So the authors stressed that this complex and highly efficient study, should give practising Orthodontic Surgeons a clear insight to plan mini-implants for their patients.
They concluded by saying that the insertion of mini implant on the right side of the jaw is 50% more successful than on the left side of the jaw.
Devadkar RS, Potnis S, Toshniwal N, Pharande S, Vinay V. Success rate of mini-implants based on side of insertion and type of jaw in adult patients undergoing orthodontic treatment - A systematic review and meta-analysis. APOS Trends Ortho 2022;12:295-305.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)