Orthodontic treatment is based on application of forces in certain directions with the aim of moving the teeth to the desired place. The direction of force is applied from a certain anchoring point towards the tooth that is to be moved. Usually, neighboring teeth serve as anchoring points.
When there is a limitation in applying forces to teeth, such as in periodontal (gum) disease or when there are missing tooth or the force is to be applied in a direction that does not allow other tooth to be used as anchors, orthodontic implants may be used.
Orthodontic implants are fine screws that are inserted into the jaw and used as anchoring points for applying forces in the desired direction. Small orthodontic implants will serve as temporary support points for straightening the teeth in the desired direction and in a controlled manner.
The process of inserting micro-implants is easy, simple, short and painless, and often does not require anesthesia. Orthodontic implants are removed at the end of the treatment process.