TADs (temporary anchorage devices) can help you if you need to adjust one or a few teeth, if you have a particularly difficult orthodontic issue to solve or if you would like to avoid the problems with headgear and other bulky orthodontic treatments. TADs can create a similar amount of leverage and pressure to headgear by being temporarily implanted between the roots of teeth.
TADs are built on the foundation of dental implants and would not be possible without this modern innovation in dentistry. Dental implants simulate the original structure of teeth, tapping into the natural strength of the jawbone to keep restorations in place and healthy. TADs use this same base, but only temporarily. They create a base that can withstand greater pushing or pulling force than structures built on the teeth themselves, and they do so with less discomfort and hassle. And since the TADs are inserted into the bone, they do not rest near nerves and are generally comfortable.
Talk to our orthodontist today to see if you could benefit from TADs. Dr. Richard Risinger can use TADs to decrease your treatment time and give you an attractive and healthy smile. To see if you are a candidate for TADs in Glastonbury, Connecticut, call Risinger Orthodontics at 860-633-8321 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our experienced team will be happy to answer any other questions you have about TADs and will help you get ready for your appointment.
In certain cases, our orthodontist may recommend temporary anchorage devices (TADs), also known as orthodontic mini implants. This innovative orthodontic technology is effective in aligning teeth with superior results by combining traditional orthodontics with implant technology. TADs are small titanium screws that are temporarily inserted into your bone between the roots of the teeth to enhance orthodontic anchorage. TADs may be used to overcome the limitations that patients can experience with headgear or holding arches or to help carefully perform difficult tooth movements.
There is minimal or no discomfort when having a TAD inserted because the bone tissue does not have nerve endings. During your treatment, we typically use a local anesthesia to ensure that the procedure is comfortable and relaxing. In most cases, we can insert the TAD in only one appointment to our office.
TADs can speed along braces treatment and help avert the need for jaw surgery. TADs also offer an option to move just one or several teeth without the need for a full set of braces. Our orthodontist will monitor your TAD to determine how long it should remain in your mouth. To learn more about TADs and how a temporary anchorage device can help improve the success of your orthodontic treatment, we invite you to contact our office today.