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The Orthodontic Mini-implant Clinical Handbook



The Orthodontic Mini-implant Clinical Handbook

Richard Cousley

ISBN: 978-1-118-27597-9 February 2013 184 Pages

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The Orthodontic Mini-Implant Clinical Handbook is the must-have book for trainee and practicing orthodontists. It provides the essential theoretical and clinical mini-implant information to enable the clinician to easily introduce skeletal anchorage into their practice across a wide variety of common clinical scenarios.

The initial chapters cover general principles with subsequent chapters employing a step-by-step approach to guide the novice through the most common clinical uses for orthodontic mini-implants including: incisor retraction, molar distalisation, transverse and asymmetry corrections, and orthognathic surgery uses.

Preface vii

1. Mini-implant Principles and Potential Complications 1

The origins of orthodontic bone anchorage 1

Using the right terminology 1

Principal design features 2

Clinical indications for mini-implants 2

Potential mini-implant complications 2

References 6

2. Maximising Mini-implant Success: Clinical Factors 9

Overall success rates 9

Factors affecting mini-implant success 9

References 13

3. Maximising Mini-implant Success: Design Factors 17

Infinitas mini-implant design features 17

The Infinitas guidance system 19

References 22

4. Introducing Mini-implants to Your Clinical Practice 25

Patient consent 25

Key points to consider for valid consent 26

Staff training 29

Patient selection 29

References 29

5. Planning and Insertion Techniques 31

Mini-implant planning 31

Mini-implant insertion 37

References 44

6. Incisor Retraction 45

Treatment options 46

Key treatment planning considerations 46

Biomechanical principles 47

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 49

Posterior mini-implant clinical steps 50

References 61

7. Molar Distalisation 63

Treatment options 63

Key treatment planning considerations 64

Biomechanical principles 64

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 64

Mandibular arch distalisation 64

Maxillary arch distalisation 68

Mid-palatal distaliser options 73

References 82

8. Molar Protraction 83

Treatment options 83

Key treatment planning considerations 83

Biomechanical principles 84

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 84

Clinical steps for molar protraction using alveolar site anchorage 87

Clinical steps for mid-palate (indirect) anchorage 96

References 98

9. Intrusion and Anterior Openbite Treatments 99

Single Tooth and Anterior Segment Intrusion Treatments 99

Treatment options 99

Relevant clinical details 99

Biomechanical principles 100

Clinical tips and technicalities 100

Anterior Openbite Treatment 104

Treatment options 105

Relevant clinical details 105

Biomechanical principles 105

Clinical tips and technicalities 106

Simultaneous mandibular molar intrusion 108

Clinical steps for maxillary molar intrusion 108

References 122

10. Transverse and Asymmetry Corrections 123

Asymmetry problems 123

Dental Centreline Correction 123

Treatment options 123

Relevant clinical details 123

Biomechanical principles 126

Clinical tips and technicalities 126

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 126

Clinical steps for centreline correction 126

Unilateral Intrusion (Vertical Asymmetry Correction) 131

Treatment options 131

Relevant clinical details 131

Biomechanical principles 131

Clinical tips and technicalities 131

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 131

Clinical steps for unilateral intrusion 132

Transverse Correction of Ectopic Teeth 137

Treatment options 137

Relevant clinical details 137

Biomechanical principles 137

Clinical tips and technicalities 138

Mid-treatment problems and solutions 138

Clinical steps for ectopic tooth alignment 138

11. Orthognathic Surgical Uses 145

Treatment options 145

Relevant clinical details 146

Biomechanical principles 146

Clinical tips and technicalities 147

Clinical steps 149

References 174

Index 175

“I strongly recommend this book to all clinicians interested in introducing skeletal anchorage into their practice. The book is competitively priced, particularly when considering the amount clinical material provided.”  (European Journal of Orthodontics, 2 October 2013)

“I have no hesitation in recommending this book as an essential read for orthodontic specialty trainees who may benefit from the pro­gressive approach.”  (British Dental Journal, 28 September 2013)