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Bone remodeling and oral rehabilitation plans with mini-implants and mini-plates: a few analogies to facilitate understanding

Alberto Consolaro

Our bones renew themselves constantly and bone turnover allows a great capacity of adaptation to new physical and metabolic demands. Bones renewal is complete in 4 to 5 years in a young adult’s skeleton, daily behaving as the poet once said “… I prefer being a moving metamorphosis!”. In the simple orthodontic movement, in the placement of an osteointegration implant or in an orthodontic appliance, in dental movement with bone augmentation or change in form by anchorage in mini-implants, be it in the remote transmission of forces based on the anchorage offered by mini-plates, the osteocytes are involved, with their three-dimensional network, in bone design control, for they coordinate the activity of their commanded ones on the cortical and trabecular surfaces: the osteoblasts and clasts. Understanding bone biology and skeleton constant remodeling allows us to safely and accurately act in our patients’ rehabilitation planning and, also, increases the possibilities of types of intervention to give aesthetics and function back to them.

Keywords: Bone remodeling. Mini-plates. Mini-implants. Dental implants. Orthodontic movement.

How to cite: Consolaro A. Bone remodeling and oral rehabilitation plans with mini-implants and mini-plates: a few analogies to facilitate understanding. Dental Press Implantol. 2015 July-Sept;9(3):15-37. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2553.9.3.015-037.exp

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