Abalakov is a mountaineering technique consisting in drilling two holes that intersect to form a V in order to thread a rope through to make an anchorage point. This technique can be applied to orthodontic treatment and constitutes a posterior mandibular orthodontic anchorage.
The technique can be performed on its own during local anaesthesia or during surgery for the extraction of wisdom teeth. The posterior anchorage point is located in the ramus of the mandible. It consists in drilling two holes that intersect to form a V and then threading a steel wire through to make an anchorage point.
This technique is simple, inexpensive, fast and non-invasive, providing an anchorage system with immediate loading and which is not dependent on the quality of the bone.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Orthodontics, Anchorage, Miniscrew, Implant