Temporary Anchorage Devices

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), are a new technology used to more accurately control the movement and positioning of teeth and reduce time of orthodontic treatment.

TADS consist 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 — and which can then be removed once they've done their job. They are quite small and can be placed using simple local anesthesia.

TADS can be used to correct both skeletal (jaw) position and dental (tooth) position discrepancies and allow for accurate and predictable tooth movement and positioning by providing stable non-movable anchor units.