TADs are small titanium implants or miniscrews inserted into the bone surrounding the teeth. They are used for anchoring certain teeth during orthodontic treatment. This technology allows the orthodontist to move certain teeth without affecting others since the TAD connects with the jaw bone. The use of TADs can result in more predictable movements, shorter treatment times, and overall better results.
Temporary anchorage devices are placed after the area of insertion is numbed, and the entire process takes only a few minutes. It is normal to experience minor soreness after the procedure, but this discomfort will be gone within 1-2 days. While the TAD is in use, it is crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene to prevent it from becoming loose or the surrounding gum tissue to become irritated. TADs are very easily removed after the desired movements have been accomplished.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Kapadia in Oviedo, FL to determine if TADs are a good fit for your treatment.