Procedures, technology and techniques change frequently in orthodontics. That being said, TAD’s (temporary anchorage devices) are not new to the industry, but are gaining more notice. Many patients in our office in Aurora have questions concerning their use. We hope that this brief section on our site will help to answer some of the questions you may have.
TAD’s are titanium screws, or pins, put into the mouth as a fixed point for greater stability for the movement of teeth. They are used with braces to correct various orthodontic issues such as bite and space problems.
How Does the TAD Procedure Work?
The TAD acts as anchorage, which in orthodontics simply means resistance to tooth movement. You might compare it to a boat’s anchor which prevents the boat from moving. The purpose of the TAD is to apply force against teeth that shouldn’t be moved so that the misaligned teeth can be moved correctly. The TAD is tiny, safe to use and will be removed at the end of the treatment. The procedure only requires a numbing injection, causing little discomfort.
Maintaining the TAD Device
A TAD device is simple to maintain. You continue your regular brushing routine but add an antimicrobial solution to your toothbrush when you brush.
Why Choose Aurora Colorado Orthodontists For Implanting Your TAD Device?
At Aurora Colorado Orthodontists we want to ensure that you are knowledgeable about any procedure that is required. Our orthodontists’ expertise guarantees that all questions that you might have regarding the TAD procedure will be fully and completely explained.