Three Dimensional Study of Miniscrew about Installation Area and Angle

미니스크류 식립 각도 및 부위에 대한 3차원적 연구

  • Jo, Hee-Sang (Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Lee, Jin-Woo (Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Dankook University)
  • 조희상 (단국대학교 치과대학 교정학 교실) ;
  • 이진우 (단국대학교 치과대학 교정학 교실)
  • Received : 2008.04.15
  • Accepted : 2008.06.25
  • Published : 2008.06.30


Minimizing damage to anatomical structure is a prerequisite for skeletal anchorage system to install a miniscrew. This research has focused on evaluating the stability and safety of installation in the maxillary molar buccal area, in which most miniscrews are installed clinically and initial fixation is weak. CT (computerized tomography)images were taken for surveying the possibility of damaging to adjucent teeth in accordance with installation angle. If we install a mini-screw($1.2{\times}6.0mm$) in the maxillary molar buccal area, it would be located generally in the 5~8mm upper of CEJ and 3~5mm inner of the cortical bone surface. We has measured the space between roots And comparison has been made for gender and the space between roots in accordance with the 3 different angles of installation(30 degree, 40 degree, 60 degree) in 3 categories. Category 1 : between 1st molar and 2nd molar Category 2 : between 1st molar and 2nd premolar Category 3 : between 1st premolar and 2nd premolar The result are as follow; 1. The space for category 1 was significantly small. 2. For the installation angle, it was safer to install with steeper angle in category 1 and category 2, but not in category 3. According to these results, the installation a miniscrew in category 2, 3 is safer than in category 1. And it is safer to install with steeper angle in category 1 and category 2.


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