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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 6 Issue 1 Jan-March 2020

Original Articles

Retrospective Assessment of patients undergoing orthodontic mini-implants
Ahmed Al Assiry, Syed Yasir Qadiri, Shabeena Mustafa

Background: Small-sized mini-implants have been applied for skeletal orthodontic anchorage. Orthodontic mini-implants have a smaller diameter and a shorter length than the implants used for prosthodontic treatment. Hence; the present study was undertaken for retrospectively analysing patients undergoing orthodontic mini-implants. Materials & methods: The study sample size was selected as 65 patients. Analysis of the data record files of all the patients was done and complete demographic and clinical details were obtained. Radiographs (both pre-treatment and post-treatment) were obtained from the record files and a chart was prepared for recording the findings. Profile of all the patients was separately recorded. All the results were analysed by SPSS software. Results: In 43.08 percent of the patients, single mini-implant was placed while in 29.23 percent of the patients, two mini-implants were placed. Class I malocclusion was found to be present in 44.62 percent of the cases. Overall excellent prognosis of mini-implants was found to be 81.54 percent. Among 29 patients with class I malocclusion, success occurred in 23 patients while failure occurred in 6 patients. While assessing the prognosis of mini-implants according to type of malocclusion, non-significant results were obtained. Conclusion: Dental mini-implants have greatly influenced the orthodontic speciality. Orthodontic treatment protocols have been largely improved by these mini-implants due to their higher success rate. Key words: Mini-implants, Orthodontic

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