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Orthodontic miniscrew implants usually are clinically effective to minimize undesirable tooth movements

Hazem Eimar, BDS, MFD(RCSI), MSc, PhD (candidate) .


Systematic Review Conclusion

The use of miniscrew implants (MIs) in orthodontics decreases or negates undesirable tooth movements (anchorage loss), especially in the mandible.

Critical Summary Assessment

A well-conducted systematic review (meta-analysis), including limited evidence, suggests that the use of MIs is usually successful for orthodontic anchorage reinforcement.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019