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, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill and Marlborough, 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.