02/05/2010  |  
What are TADs?

TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) are transitional mini-implants or screws that are an effective tool orthodontists (“ortho” = movement, “dont” = teeth) use to help move teeth more quickly and accurately during treatment. This new technology consists of mini-screws or mini-implants that are temporarily placed into the bone of the jaws to be used as non-mobile anchor units to facilitate tooth movement. They are quite small and can be placed using a simple local anesthesia (numbing shots in the area). And once they've served their purpose, they are removed.

Learn more when you continue reading this Dear Doctor response to an actual patient's email, What are TADs.

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