Stability and success rate of dual-thread miniscrews: A retrospective study using the buccal alveolar region as the insertion site

Yeji Lee, Sung Hwan Choi, Hyung Seog Yu, Tselmuun Erenebat, Jing Liu, Jung Yul Cha

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Objectives: To date, the clinical stability of dual-thread orthodontic miniscrews has not been studied. This study aimed to compare the primary stability and long-term clinical success rate of dual-thread and cylindrical orthodontic miniscrews and to examine the association between various clinical factors and the success rate of miniscrews. Materials and Methods: A total of 145 cylindrical and 135 dual-thread miniscrews were inserted in the maxillary and mandibular buccal alveolar areas of 142 patients. The torque and Periotest (Siemens, Bensheim, Germany) values were recorded during insertion and removal. The effect of clinical variables such as sex, age, screw design, jaw, side of placement, root proximity, and site of placement on the success rate was examined using logistic regression analysis. Results: There was no statistically significant difference (P ¼ .595) in the overall clinical success rate between the two designs, with an overall success rate of 82.1% and 84.4% for the cylindrical and dual-thread miniscrews, respectively. Age and screw-root proximity were significantly associated with failure (P, .05). Conclusions: The dual-thread miniscrews did not show superior long-term stability and clinical success rate as compared with the cylindrical miniscrews. The results of this study suggest that patient age and screw-root proximity influence the clinical success rate of miniscrews. (Angle Orthod. 2021;91:509–514).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalAngle Orthodontist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by a faculty research grant from Yonsei University College of Dentistry (6-2016-0022).

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© 2021 by The EH Angle Education and Research Foundation, Inc.

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  • Orthodontics


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