OsteoMed OMI Surgical Technique


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OsteoMed OMI Surgical Technique (030-1351-A)Surgical TechniqueEnglish ENDecember 6, 2021December 6, 2021

Indications: OMIs are intended to provide a fixed-point of orthodontic anchorage. They are to be removed after the necessary tooth movement has occurred. In this way, OMI’s are to serve as a single-use, temporary anchorage device. OMI’s can be loaded immediately after placement, eliminating prolonged latency pe-riods necessary for traditional implant techniques. Orthodontic Considerations: Since the ultimate goal of an OMI is to provide a point of anchorage against which teeth can be moved, it is paramount to recognize the amount and direction of the desired dental movements prior to placement. Placement of the OMI should be in an appropriate relationship to the orthodontic appliances and readily available to work with the proposed treatment mechanics. For example, if an OMI is placed too apically on the alveolar ridge, it could result in an excessive vertical force vector, interfering with orthodontic sliding mechanics. If an OMI is placed too close to the tooth to be moved, it may be challenging to generate the desired orthodontic biomechanical system.