Orthodontic anchorage is a requisite of successful orthodontic treatment. Skeletal anchorage with the use of mini-implants as Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) is of particular importance in treatment of patients with open bite as well as intrusion or extrusion of teeth. The mini implants are minimally invasive, provide conservative treatment and require very little patient compliance. They are versatile and can be used in the treatment of a myriad of orthodontic malocclusions as well in the correction of facial deformities. The present paper highlights the utilization of various types of mini implants as orthodontic anchorage devices.
Key words: Orthodontia, Implants, Anchorage.