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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Factors influencing the removal torque of palatal implant used for orthodontic anchorage

  N Years %
Participants 31   
 Sex
  Female 15   48
  Male 16   52
 Age at explantation   23.2 ± 6.5  
Palatal implant specifications
 Type of suprastructure
  Passive 14   45
  Distalizer 8   26
  Mesializer 9   29
 Duration of loading   3.4 ± 0.9  
 Use of local anaesthetics
  Yes 9   29
  No 22   71
 Rotational direction
  Clockwise 15   48
  Anti-Clockwise 16   52