Background: Anchorage plays a significant role in the success of orthodontic treatment outcomes. Many authors have acclaimed miniscrews as the future in temporary skeletal anchorage devices in daily clinical practice. Hence; the present study was planned for retrospective evaluating 79 patients with orthodontic miniscrew implants. Materials & methods: Data of a total of 79 patients who underwent orthodontic mini-implant procedures were enrolled. A Performa was framed and details clinical and intro-oral details were recorded from data record files. Radiographs of all the patients were retrieved. Complete analysis of radiographs was done. Follow-up radiographs were also obtained and were analysed. Prognosis was classified as success or failure. Patients in which loosening of implant was reported on follow-up were classified as failure cases. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software. Results: Implants placed were supported by removable prosthesis in 22 cases while they were supported by fixed prosthesis in 57 cases. Mini-implant failure occurred in 5 cases. Hence; the overall survival (prognosis) rate of orthodontic mini-implants was 93.67 %. Conclusion: Orthodontic mini-implants have excellent prognosis when placed with adequate care.
Key words: Orthodontic, Mini-screw implants