TADs

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What are they?

As your resource for orthodontics in Tallahassee, Florida we offer Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) as a solution to anchoring limitations in orthodontic treatment. TADs provide Dr. Clark with the ability to help straighten your teeth even when anchoring challenges are present.

What are the benefits?

  • Substitutes for a natural anchor
  • Temporary
  • Placed in office
  • Allows proper orthodontic treatment
  • Can prevent the need for replacement of missing teeth

How do they work?

TAD placement is a routine procedure and typically only requires topical anesthetic, as there are no nerve endings present in bone tissue. Miniature alloy screws are fixed to your bone temporarily in order to provide an anchor point for orthodontic appliances.