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TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices)

What is a TAD?

A TAD is a miniature screw that we position in the mouth. It serves as an anchor for moving specific teeth in the most controlled and predictable way possible. TADs are made of a sterile medical-grade titanium alloy. They may eliminate cumbersome appliances (e.g., headgear) and allow us to treat certain cases better and faster than ever before. TADS are truly revolutionizing orthodontic treatment.

How exactly is the TAD positioned?

A fast-acting numbing gel is applied to the area where the TAD will be inserted. After numbing the area where the TAD is to be placed, gentle pressure is used to push  it through the gums and into the bone between your teeth. The entire procedure takes only a few seconds.

Temporary Anchorage Device

If you have additional questions about TADs, we’re here to help. Call (516) 741-7970 today for a FREE initial evaluation with Dr. Emma at Garden City Orthodontics.