|Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal|
December, 2005, Vol. 7, No. 4
© 2005 Stomatologija
Stomatologija 2005; 7 (4): 128-32 549 KB
Implants for orthodontic anchorage. Meta-analysis
Birute Labanauskaite, Gvidas Jankauskas, Arunas Vasiliauskas, Nazem Haffar
The purpose of this article was to review and update current data of the use of implants for orthodontic anchorage. A meta-analysis of selected literature was carried out and a total of 415 articles were identified in this process. Having reviewed the articles or their abstracts/summaries the data were evaluated and the articles were categorized according to the journal and the year of publication, the type of the article and the type of the implant. The interest in the possibilities of the implant usage for orthodontic anchorage is noticeably increasing and today it has reached the peak. In order to facilitate the understanding of the wide range of implants, we suggested the classification of the implants for orthodontic anchorage according to the shape and size, the implant bone contact and the application of the implant. We systemized the information about types of implants and their advantages in respect of traditional orthodontic treatment.
Key words: meta-analysis, orthodontic implant, absolute anchorage.
Received: 19 10 2005
Accepted for publishing: 30 11 2005
*Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
Birute Labanauskaite* - postgraduate student
Gvidas Jankauskas* - postgraduate student
Arunas Vasiliauskas* - D.D.S., PhD., lecturer
Nazem Haffar* - D.D.S., postgraduate student
Address correspondence to dr. Arunas Vasiliauskas, Department of Orthodontics, Kaunas University of Medicine, Luksos-Daumanto 6, Kaunas, Lithuania.