Use of temporary anchorage devices in regaining lost interocclusal space. Case series.

Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA.
The New York state dental journal 03/2012; 78(2):31-5.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT The absence of interocclusal space, a common consequence of trauma, maxillofacial pathology or carious process, causes loss of function, compromised aesthetics for the patient, and represents a major challenge for the restorative dentist. Such cases were treated historically with dental procedures and orthodontic appliances, which, in turn, caused associated unwanted sequelae. The introduction of mini-implants for skeletal anchorage presents a change in treatment paradigm and provides a safe and successful management of the absent space without undesirable side effects. We present three cases of a successful adjustment of vertical correction with temporary skeletal anchorage from mini-implants.