Template Fabrication for a Midpalatal Orthodontic Implant: Technical Note
William Martin, DDS, MS, Michael Heffernan, BDS, MS, James Ruskin, DMD, MD
An implant has been developed as an adjunct to conventional orthodontic anchorage. Planning is advisable to determine the available bone and soft tissue thickness and the optimum position for orthodontic utilization. A simple method is described for fabrication of a radiographic and surgical template to aid in optimal placement of the implant.