One the recent techniques in orthodontia is Mini screw which has caused a great evolution in the treatment of maxillofacial abnormalities. Not much far ago for treating some of the maxillofacial abnormalities orthodontia and orthognathic surgery was performed but with the development of Mini screw we can treat these kinds of abnormalities without surgery and only by orthodontia.
Advantages of mini screw
Placing the Mini screw in the mouth is very simple and the orthodontists can place it in the needed positions in their clinic with the patient under local anesthesia. Mini screws material is titanium and the body embraces it well. Removing the Mini screw from the mouth is so simple and pain free.
Disadvantages of Mini screw
Loosening of Mini screw is one of its disadvantages though, that can be resolved by choosing a Mini screw with the appropriate length and diameter and also deciding and positioning the Mini screw in the right place and angle.
Dr.Jamilian’s discovery and Mini screw
Some of the customary techniques in the treatment of maxillary retrognathia are using face mask and reverse chin up. There are various reports on the difficulties of using extraoral appliances. This that these appliances are big is the reason why kids can’t use them properly or they get humiliated by others also the use of these appliances in kids wearing glasses doubles the problem. This problem is more severe in the warm seasons of the year because of the sweating under the chin strap that causes the noncooperation of the patient. This lack of properly using the extraoral appliances causes the treatment to fail and eventually the maxillary retrognathia of the patient doesn’t get resolved and it jeopardizes the patients’ health and beauty. Known complication of the treatments failure in the first place is risky for the orthodontist and then for the patient and the community and more importantly it leads to distrusting the dentistry services.
Due to this, orthodontist dr.jamilian began conducting research in this field that thanks to god he succeeded in discovering a new method for treating underdevelopment of the maxilla without a need for extraoral appliances. In this method the patient’s maxilla gets realigned more forward with the help of Mini screw and class 3 rubber bands. this method has been recorded in the Americas Patent and Trademark office and been represented and approved in international seminars. This method in the frame of an approved research model have been accepted from the university and it also got published in the valid international journals as an article. You can find these articles on the PubMed.
1- Jamilian A, Showkatbakhsh R .Treatment of maxillary deficiency by miniscrew implants – a case report. Journal of Orthodontics 2010; 37, 56–61
2- Jamilian A, Haraji A, Showkatbakhsh R, Valaee N. The Effects of Miniscrew with Class III Traction in Growing Patients with Maxillary Deficiency. International Journal of Orthodontics 2011; 22(1), 25–30