Factors that contribute to the failure of orthodontic mini-implants: A literature review

  • Irfan Qamaruddin
  • Mohsin Nazir
  • Mohammad Taimur Khalid
  • Mashaal Alam
  • Fazal Shahid
Keywords: Temporary anchorage devices, implant systems, absolute anchorage

Abstract

Introduction: The successful correction of various malocclusions in orthodontics requires absolute anchorage. Hence it is thought that temporary anchorage devices (mini-implants) could provide a good solution for the problems that are encountered in conventional mechanics used for absolute anchorage. The aim of this review is to analyze the available literature on mini-implants in orthodontics so that the reader is familiarized with their ever growing importance and with the factors that account for their failures.

Material and Methods: Various databases were searched to write a review article that could provide information about the usage, classification and the factors that resulted in failures of mini-implant systems.

Results: The factors found in literature include mini-implants related failures, operator related failures and patient related failures.

Conclusions: It should be comprehended that mini-implants ought to be selected and used with immense precaution to decrease rate of failures.

Author Biographies

Irfan Qamaruddin
BDS, FCPS, Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Baqai Dental College, Karachi.
Mohsin Nazir
BDS, Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Karachi.
Mohammad Taimur Khalid
BDS, Lecturer, Department of Dental Materials, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Karachi.
Mashaal Alam
BDS, Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Karachi.
Fazal Shahid
BDS, Demonstrator, Department of Orthodontics, Baqai Dental College, Karachi.
How to Cite
Qamaruddin, I., Nazir, M., Khalid, M. T., Alam, M., & Shahid, F. (1). Factors that contribute to the failure of orthodontic mini-implants: A literature review. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 2(2), 76-81. Retrieved from https://www.poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/8
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Review Articles

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