Dr. Yasuhiro Itsuki
Graduated from Faculty of Dentistry, Tohoku University, Japan (D.D.S.)
Received PhD from Graduate School of Dentistry, Tsurumi University, Japan
Managing a private clinic, Jingumae Orthodontics, in Tokyo, Japan
Diplomat of Japanese Orthodontic Board
Member of Japanese Orthodontic Society, Japanese Society of Oral Implantology, Japanese Cleft Palate Association, Japanese Society of Jaw Deformities, European Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists and WFO.
Title: Biomechanics of New TADs Based System Consolidating into a Superstructure
AIMS: Thank to temporary anchorage devices (TADs) we have been able to achieve accurate and reliable treatment results. However, a lot of TADs were needed in some complicated and intractable cases. In addition, reinstallation of TADs or additional TADs were required for cases in which the approach to teeth movement was changed.
METHODS: We developed simple and easy-to-use TADs (i-station) that allow teeth to be moved freely using only two screws. In this system, the superstructure can be changed freely, and teeth can be moved three dimensionally using lever arms or wires.
Results and Conclusions: This device has enabled treatment of several intractable cases with non-surgical orthodontic treatment alone. This device could have the potential of changing the treatment range.