Dorin Ioan Cocoș, Sorana Maria Bucur , Tatiana Maria Coman, Mariana Păcurar
The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of anchorage auxiliaries used in fixed orthodontics; our motivation was that in literature we found a lack of data on this issue, on what really orthodontic auxiliaries mean and which are their benefits and side effects. Material și method The study was performed on a group of 113 patients who had treatment records. The including criteria were age between 10 and 27 years old and clinic cases with fixed devices with or without an auxiliary anchorage. Results The results showed that the most used auxiliary anchorage device means was the transpalatal arch and the prevalence of auxiliary device wearers is dominant in Angle Class II; the age segment between 16 and 20 years has the highest percentage of auxiliary device wearers. Conclusions Anchorage auxiliaries are a necessity in fixed orthodontics even in our times when technology and treatment options have greatly evolved so that the frequency of patients wearing anchorage auxiliaries is quite high and the most used auxiliary anchorage mean of anchorage is represented by the transpalatal arch.