Temporary Anchorage Devices
Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, can make your treatment more efficient. At Martin Orthodontics, we proudly provide TADs for our patients. Made out of titanium, TADs move your teeth faster and more comfortably. They can be used with as an alternative to headgear or with traditional braces.
After we numb the gums and jaw with an anesthesia, we place the TAD through your gums and into the jaw. It is a quick procedure and may be over before you know it.
You may notice pressure when the TAD is placed, but you won’t feel it after a day or so. Once you no longer need the treatment, we will remove the TAD. This is a quick procedure that will take only a few minutes.
You can take Tylenol® if you have any pain or discomfort after you getting your TAD. If the pain continues for a few days, you should contact us as soon as possible.
You will need to keep your TAD clean and brush your teeth after every meal. You should also use an antimicrobial mouthwash to help keep it clean.
If you have any questions about TADs, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (972) 393-5550.