Micro-Implants for Orthodontics
It is a very simple, totally painless technique that makes the treatment easy for the dentist and the pacient.
With this technique, treatmen times are reduced dramatically since the placing is done on bone instead of teeth. This way the teeth can be moved under absolute control since the fixed point on bone (micro-implant) does not move.
In the past, if the dentist had to close a space because of an extraction y pression was put, the neighboring teeth moved creating unwished spaces and movements. With micro-implants the treatment is implified as the dentist only moves what he needs to move faster and safer.
It is important not to pull over the roots of neighboring teeth. This is why we only used a little local anesthesia button. Therefore, if we are close to a root, the pacient feels a little discomfort, otherway there is no pain at all !!!
Before the treatment, it is convinient to have a periapical or panoramic X-ray to see the directions of roots and have everything under control.
Micro-implants are made of non-osseointegrating titanium, which means they does not stick chemically to the bone (as happens with dental implants substituing teeth) and are easily removed.Micro-implants are aaesthetically indiscernible and there is no disadvantage or contraindication whatsoever. It is all benefits. Actually this technique has given us dentists and pacients the chance to reduce treatment times and enjoy simplicity and better quality.
Micro-implants have many uses apart from closing spaces: they are used to close open bites, distalize or mesialize teeth, verticalize inclined teeth, straighten molars, etc.