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Issue: 01/2011 - H. Wehrbein - F. P. Strietzel
The use of implants for skeletal anchorage in orthodontics

F. P. Strietzel1, H. Wehrbein2


Endosseous implants for orthodontic anchorage are used more and more frequently in orthodontic treatment for movement of larger groups of teeth or single teeth without loading other teeth. Also, in situations with no or only very limited existing conventional anchorage options in the case of hypodontia, after tooth loss or in patients with periodontally compromised teeth, implants for orthodontic anchorage provide an alternative to extraoral anchorage.

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