Mini-implants are small bone anchors which can be used for direct forces in tight spaces. Mini-implants offer easy insertion, straight forward mechanics, as well as versatility. When treatment is done, the mini-implants are removed. This does not hurt.
Mini-screw to move lower left2nd and 3rd molar forward without any unwanted movement of front teeth backwards
Palatal implants are short (4-6mm) implants placed in the roof of the mouth. A thick wire runs from the palatal implant to selected teeth. The absolute anchorage value of the implant is transmitted to these selected teeth. From that point on it is standard orthodontic mechanics but in complete controlled direction of movement.
Dr. David has a wonderful chairside manner, just as his father did when I saw him many years ago. He made me feel very comfortable.
I would highly recommend Dr. Engen and his office staff to anyone whose child was apprehensive about having braces. Other than the high level of professionalism, I appreciate the down-play of cutsie-pie gimmicks for kids. He thoroughly explained everything to us right from the start.
Because of the internet information provided about his background and education, I feel I have a top level, up-to-date professional taking care of me.
State of the art care! I like the “get it right” attitude. After eight years I have not had one negative experience.
Lyle B. (Periodontal patient)
Dr. Engen was great! He explained my diagnosis and the procedure required thoroughly. I was even asked if I liked the colors of paint for the office.
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