Americans are notorious for loving to have options to choose from— that’s why food buffets are so popular. However, sometimes when it comes to your oral health, your options are minimal or even non-existent. If you have found out that you are not an ideal candidate for traditional jaw surgery, but you have some issues with space closure, distal/mesial movement, or intrusion/extrusion of teeth, then one of your only options may be skeletal anchorage surgery.
With the use of orthodontics, and titanium plates and screws, skeletal anchorage surgery can help to reposition posterior teeth for stable skeletal and dental correction, but what are the other benefits?
Use of Anchor Screws
Skeletal anchorage surgery gets its name from a variety of different things including the use of anchorage screws. Because of their unique shape and the material they are comprised of, anchorage screws are unique and beneficial because they minimize patient trauma and are easy to remove.
Use of Anchor Plates
In addition to the use of anchor screws, Dr. Leslie H. Sultan may use anchor plates. Anchor plates are sometimes used instead of screws because they provide more stable fixation while preventing tooth movement.
Avoidance of Surgery and Other Devices
Unlike jaw surgery, which is a major surgery, skeletal anchorage surgery is fairly minimal which means that there’s less of a recovery time involved. Additionally, patients aren’t required to wear headgear afterward— a win win.
Not having options when it comes to your oral health may seem like a big bummer at first, but by understanding the benefits of skeletal anchorage surgery, you may feel a bit more reassured. Schedule your consultation with our Fort Lauderdale office today.