Research Paper | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Survey of Orthodontists Attitude and Experiences Regarding Miniscrew Implants in Baghdad City
Sami K. Al-Joubori, Arwa S. Al-Chawoosh
Background the aim of this study is to assess implant success rates, the predictability of placement techniques, or the management of risk factors for failure among sample of orthodontists in Baghdad. Materials and methods Questionnaires were collected from certified orthodontist in private clinic and specialized center of ministry of health. This questionnaire was divided into six sections practice characteristics, treatment planning, practice management, miniscrew placement, miniscrew complications and failures, annotated and Blinded data were extracted for statistical analysis. Statistical analyses were performed using the database of Excel and making percentage of each answer of all questions. Results A questionnaire was given to 70 orthodontists working in Baghdad city. The questionnaire consisted of six parts, containing multiple-choice questions. Practice characteristics, treatment planning, practice management, miniscrew placement, miniscrew complications and failures were assessed. All statistical analyses were performed using Excel and taking percentage of each question. The overall response rate was (85 %). Most of the respondents (81 %) reported using miniscrews for orthodontics treatment. Indirect anchorage for space closure was the most commonly reported treatment indication (51 %), followed by Intrusion for anterior open bite (40 %) and Anterior en masse retraction (34 %), The most commonly reported biological, mechanical, or iatrogenic complications of mini-screw treatment most commonly were screw loosening (61 %), followed less commonly by soft-tissue overgrowth/irritation (61 %), and irritation caused by auxiliary springs (40 %). Conclusion Most orthodontists in Baghdad uses Miniscrew Implant, most common uses of miniscrew implant are indirect anchorage for space closure, intrusion for anterior open bite and anterior en masse retraction, most common guide that helps in placement of miniscrew implant is OPG, most common complication for using miniscrew implant are miniscrew loosening, soft-tissue overgrowth/irritation and irritation caused by auxiliary springs.
Keywords: miniscrew implant, orthodontics, temporary anchorage devices
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Pages: 1876 - 1880
How to Cite this Article?
Sami K. Al-Joubori, Arwa S. Al-Chawoosh, "Survey of Orthodontists Attitude and Experiences Regarding Miniscrew Implants in Baghdad City", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20179184, Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, 1876 - 1880
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