Int Orthod. 2021 Dec;19(4):697-706. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2021.09.008. Epub 2021 Oct 22.


Two case reports are presented showing how the strategic use of skeletal anchorage via orthodontic miniscrews manages to solve the complex problems of orthodontic disimpaction of second mandibular molars with excellent anchorage control and reduction of the adverse effects common to the use of conventional methods. The temporary anchorage device (TAD)-mediated biomechanics used can be categorized as both “pulling from the distal side” and “pushing from the mesial side” techniques in which both direct and indirect anchorage mechanics were employed. Each of these mechanics has its advantages and disadvantages, which must be weighed and considered on a case-by-case basis. Based on the force application side and the type of anchorage, a simplified classification of TADs supported biomechanics for the recovery of fully or partially impacted second molars is proposed.

PMID:34696999 | DOI:10.1016/j.ortho.2021.09.008