Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs)
Temporary Anchorage Devices, also known as TADs, are tiny titanium pins (screws and or mini-implants) with a length of 7-12mm and a diameter ranging from 1.7mm-2.5mm and are used in combination with braces and other fixed appliances.
TADs allow certain corrections which historically could only be achieved by using other devices such as headgear, a facemask, or by means of Orthognathic Surgery.
TADs provide a fixed point also known as anchorage, from which to apply a force to move one or a more teeth.
They can be placed in many different sites within the mouth, their use as part of Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment has generally proved to be safe and predictable.
*WARNING: Any dental or surgical procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.