Micro-Implanted-Anchorage Safety: Cortical Bone Thickness in the Maxillary Posterior Region of Skeletal Class II Malocclusion

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Shi-Feng Li; Fan-Yu Xu; Mei-Rong Xue; Xiu-Ping Wu; Hyo-Sang Park & Li Bing


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) measurement of cortical bone thickness and implantation angle in the maxillary posterior region was used to provide reference for the safety of Micro-Implanted-Anchorage (MIA) implantation in skeletal class II malocclusion. Twenty samples of CBCT images were collected from orthodontics patients (ages, 12-40 years) in Shanxi Medical University Stomatological Hospital, the thickness of cortical bone was measured at 45°, 60° and 90° from the alveolar crest, being at 4 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm, respectively. SPSS17.0 statistical software was used to analyze the data, and the one-way ANOVA and LSD method were compared. There was a significant difference in the thickness of the cortical bone obtained by implanting MIA at the same height of different angle (P≤0.05). The greater the inclination angle of the implanted MIA, the thicker the cortical bone. Also, the higher the implant site, the thicker the cortical bone thickness. Finally, the greater the thickness of the cortical bone in the maxillary posterior region of skeletal class II malocclusion, the greater the thickness of the cortical bone. At the same implantation height, implanted MIA with a tilt angle of 45o to 60o, 90o to obtain the best cortical bone thickness.

KEY WORDS: Orthodontics; Skeletal class II malocclusion; Cortical bone; Micro-Implanted-Anchorage; Implantation angle; CBCT.

How to cite this article

LI, S. F.; XU, F. Y.; XUE, M. R.; WU, X. P.; PARK, H. S. & BING, L. Micro-implanted-anchorage safety: cortical bone thickness in the maxillary posterior region of skeletal class II malocclusion. Int. J. Morphol., 36(3):1002-1006, 2018.