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Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

It is our goal to make sure your orthodontic journey is both comfortable and efficient. Utilizing today’s advanced technology, it is easier now, than ever before to meet this goal for our patients!

Some patients may benefit from the use of Temporary Anchorage Devices, or TAD’s during their treatment to help them achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve. Braces are often the answer, but sometimes we need additional help!

A TAD can assist in moving some teeth into the prescribed position much faster, and more efficiently, sometimes even avoiding surgery. Worn in conjunction with your braces, he TAD’s are small titanium anchors that are quickly and gently placed in the bone using, and are often used in placed of some appliances like headgear. Our patients experiencing treatment with TAD’s have found that they are barely noticeable, easy to keep clean, and report very little discomfort after the first day.

If you are a candidate for TAD’s, our qualified and caring team is here to answer all of your questions. We’ll gladly go over everything you need to know regarding treatment time, placement, care, and removal.

To find out if TAD’s may benefit you, or if you have questions about treatment with TAD’s, please contact us to schedule a complimentary visit with Dr. Norris!