How do TADs Work?
Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are changing the way orthodontists treat malocclusions. As implantable devices placed in different sites in the mouth, TADs provide a fixed point from which to apply force to move teeth. Placement is customized for each patient, ensuring predictable results, shorter treatment time and completion of active treatment on schedule.
Tads can help orthodontists with the following:
- Eliminating the need for jaw surgery
- Closing spaces where teeth are missing (avoiding the need for tooth replacement)
- Eliminating the need for headgear
- Allowing for extreme tooth movement
In our next and final post will – we’ll discuss how long TADs are left in.