Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2009 Aug;136(2):236-42
Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate various factors associated with initial miniscrew stability for the prediction of the success rate.
Methods: A total of 378 miniscrews in 154 patients were examined by reviewing their charts. Potential confounding variables examined were age, sex, jaw (maxilla or mandible), placement site, tissue mobility (firm or movable tissue), type, length, and diameter of the miniscrew, and the number of previous operations. Read More