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Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs may be used in addition to braces or as an alternative to headgear.

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Dr. Waldman is an expert in TADs and has been using them since they were first approved by the FDA in 2004. He has treated hundreds of patients successfully, often saving them from undergoing more complex and invasive treatment. Dr. Waldman is the author of multiple publications on TADS and has lectured extensively on this topic.

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Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

How are TADs placed?

A strong anesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the jaw surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb, your doctor will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and firmly into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick and may be over before you know it. While your doctor is placing the TAD, you may feel slight pressure, but within a day you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed once your treatment is complete, or when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD is a comfortable procedure that only takes a few minutes.

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

How can I keep my TAD clean?

A TAD can be cleaned the same way you clean your braces, by brushing your teeth at least three times a day.

If you have questions about TADs, please contact our practice. We will be able to provide you with detailed information regarding this type of orthodontic treatment.

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

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