Temporary Anchorage Devices

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) are very small screw-like devices placed by surgeon to assist your orthodontist with difficult tooth movements. Temporary anchorage devices greatly enhance treatment possibilities by reducing the need for headgear, elastic wear, surgeries and extractions, while at the same time increasing patient comfort, clinical efficiency and control, and reducing treatment time.

Temporary anchorage devices are used in:

  • Molar up-righting
  • Molar intrusion
  • Retracting front teeth
  • Moving the back molar teeth forward
  • Correcting uneven bites or planes of occlusion
  • Assisting in closing open bites
  • Pulling impacted teeth into position

The procedure is relatively simple and can be performed under local anesthesia within a few minutes.