Orthodontic Anchorage

Dr. Chan works in conjunction with an orthodontist to assist in the repositioning of teeth for both aesthetics and function. When an orthodontist is having difficulty moving a tooth or teeth, Dr. Chan can assist with placement of mini implants or ortho anchorage. Ortho anchorage is the placement of small plates and screw that are placed in the jaw bone with a small end left protruding from the gum tissue so that the orthodontist can place rubber bands to reposition teeth. The latest development for this procedure is known as the mini implant. Mini implants are small screws that are placed into the jawbone so the orthodontist can place rubber bands to reposition the teeth. Mini implants are less invasive and have a rapid recovery time.