Success Rate and Risk Factors Associated with Mini-Implants Reinstalled in the Maxilla.

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Baek, Seung-Hak; Kim, Bo-Mi; Kyung, Seung-Hyun; Lim, Joong Ki; Kim, Young Ho

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Angle Orthodontist / E.H Angle Education and Research Foundation
Angle Orthodontist 2008;78:895-901
Success rateRisk factorOrthodontic mini-implantReinstallation
Objective: To determine the difference in the success rate for two types of oral installed mini-implants (OMIs): one type of initially installed OMI and a new implant of the same type that is reinstalled.

Materials and Methods: The subjects consisted of 58 patients (19 male, 39 female; mean age = 21.78 ± 5.85 years) who had received at least one OMI (self-drilling type, conical shape with 2.0-mm upper diameter and 5-mm length) in the attached gingiva of the upper buccal posterior regions for maximum anchorage during en masse retraction. If an OMI failed, a new one was immediately installed in the same area after 4 to 6 weeks or in an adjacent area immediately. The total number of initially installed OMIs (II-OMI) was 109 and the total number of reinstalled OMIs (RI-OMI) was 34. Statistical analysis was performed using χ2 test, Kaplan-Meier method, log-rank test, and Cox proportional hazards regression model.

Results: The success rate and mean duration were 75.2% and 10.0 months, respectively, for II-OMI and 66.7% and 6.4 months, respectively, for RI-OMI. Age, vertical skeletal pattern, and site and side of implantation were not related to the success rates of II-OMI and RI-OMI. Log-rank test showed that II-OMI in males and Class III malocclusions were more prone to failure. The relative risk of II-OMI failure in Class III malocclusions as opposed to Class I malocclusions was 5.36 (95% confidence interval, 2.008 to 14.31, P = .001).

Conclusion: The success rate of the II-OMI was not statistically different from that of the RI-OMI. Sex and ANB angle might be more important factors for better II-OMI results.
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