Microwscrews are small metal screw which is inserted through the gum into the jaw bone to act as an anchor to help move poorly positioned teeth. Some people also call them mini-implants or temporary anchorage devices (TADs).
In order to move poorly positioned teeth, the other surrounding teeth usually provide a stable support for the force applied by the brace. It is not always possible to use these teeth and sometimes the force may cause the wrong teeth to move. In such cases, a microscrew can be used to act as an ‘anchor’ to help with straightening your teeth and closing up gaps.
How will a Microscrew be placed