As orthodontic treatment has advanced in complexity and in frequency, more recent techniques, using temporary skeletal anchorage, were developed to help correct more severe occlusal and dentofacial discrepancies that were treated with orthognathic surgery alone previously. These techniques have allowed the orthodontist to move teeth against a rigid fixation, allowing for more focused movements of teeth and for orthopedic growth modification. These types of treatments using rigid fixation have allowed for greater interaction between the orthodontist and the oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and have vastly enhanced the treatment planning for the orthodontist in today's society.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Feb 2020|
- Skeletal anchorage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery