Cortical screws are mini implants which are put into the jaw in a defined place and help individual teeth to be moved, avoiding uncomfortable treatment such as external braces.
Quicker treatment time
Mini screws support tooth movement and avoid side effects. This fastens the treatment time partially significant.
Avoids external braces
Mini screws are the first choice to avoid e.g. uncomfortable external braces.
Avoids pulling teeth
To create space teeth have to be pulled. This can be avoided by the skillful use of mini screws.
They are screwed into the jaw bone and removed after the treatment is completed. Apart from the pain-killing injection used for the insertion, the use of mini screws is completely pain-free.
Advantages and disadvantages of Cortical screws
- Fast treatment time
- Uncomfortable external braces are avoided
Please speak with your dentist.
- An injection of painkiller for insertion
- Rarely: loss of a screw