Minibone plates: The skeletal anchorage system

Junji Sugawara, Makoto Nishimura

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The skeletal anchorage system (SAS) is a recently developed orthodontic anchorage modality utilizing titanium miniplates and monocortical screws that are temporarily fixed in the maxilla and/or mandible for absolute orthodontic anchorage. The most appropriate application of the SAS is to enable the predictable intrusion and distalization of maxillary and mandibular molars. Therefore, the SAS offers a nonsurgical orthodontic treatment option for skeletal (surgical) malocclusions, as well as a nonextraction treatment approach for some malocclusions characterized by maxillary or mandibular protrusion, and/or anterior crowding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Orthodontics
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics


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