If you are reading this page, then you are most likely in braces, and your orthodontist has recommended this treatment. Screws or plates can act as anchorage devices to help with difficult teeth movement. It can even help alter skeletal growth patterns and avoid treatment with headgear or corrective jaw surgery.
At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we place TADs to adjust teeth quickly and efficiently, allowing patients to align their bites properly without invasive procedures.
What Are Temporary Anchorage Devices?
Temporary Anchorage Devices are screws or plates made from biocompatible titanium alloy that is implanted into your jaw bone to act as a strong anchor point to help realign teeth. This will allow your teeth to move in directions that would otherwise be impossible, or otherwise negatively affect your other teeth.
TAD placement involves a local anesthetic to numb the area before we place the screw-like dental implants through the gum tissue while avoiding your other teeth and into the bone. Only minor pressure is felt. Removing the screw is painless and typically only requires numbing gel.
Sometimes, more extensive or stronger plates are required. This will require a surgical flap and multiple screws to be inserted.
Let Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Expedite Your Realignment with TADs
At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we perform temporary anchorage device procedures in our offices. We strive to make sure that our patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.
We want every patient who comes to us to have an exceptional experience. You can read what our previous patients say on our reviews page.