Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for orthodontic anchorage are widely accepted. They are changing the way orthodontists treat some patients’ malocclusions. TADs provide a fixed point from which to apply force to move teeth. They can be placed in many different sites in the mouth. Placement is customized for each patient. TADs may contribute to predictable results, shorter treatment time and completion of active treatment on schedule.
There is little or no discomfort when a TAD is placed. Caring for your TAD generally requires only routine brushing. Although small, the TAD does a big job of helping your orthodontist move your teeth predictably into their optimal positions.