Orthodontics is responsible for preventing and diagnosing dental alterations and, once they have appeared, try to correct any dental position that is incorrect. These treatments are aimed at maintaining a good state of dental health through the use of different types of forces.
For a few years now, the use of micro-screws and miniplates has been common in orthodontic treatments , as they allow moving the teeth in a simpler way.
This is therefore an alternative to the anchoring between the teeth themselves. However, when this option is not sufficient, an additional anchor should be used. It is then when the specialists resort to the placement by surgery of these mircrotornillos or miniplascas that are fixed directly in the maxillary bone.
In this way, the incorporation of these elements allows replacing larger and more uncomfortable devices for the patient, allowing movements that without them would be very difficult to achieve and can even reduce the treatment time .
The microtornillo is a small screw that is placed with great ease and without pain: with local anesthesia, the threaded part of the tooth is inserted in a process that lasts less than a minute. The head of the screw protrudes above the gum, since it serves as a support to move the teeth .
If the hygiene is correct and the gum around does not ignite the microtornillo will not cause discomfort to the patient.
Unlike the implant, the screw is not integrated into the bone. This means that at the moment in which it has already fulfilled its function it is removed in a process that is even faster and simpler than the placement.