TADs

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases with braces to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort.

How are TADs placed?

An anesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the jaw surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb, Dr.Baker will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick and will be over before you know it. While Dr.Baker is placing the TAD, you may feel slight pressure, but within a day, you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed once your treatment is complete, or when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD is a comfortable procedure that takes just a few minutes.

What can I do to relieve discomfort caused by my TAD?

If you do feel any discomfort from having your TADs placed, Tylenol® is recommended to help relieve your pain. If you continue to experience discomfort days after your treatment, please contact your dentist as soon as possible.

How can I keep my TAD clean?

A TAD can be cleaned the same way you clean your braces: by brushing your teeth at least three times a day.

If you have questions about TADs, please contact us. We will be able to answer any of your questions and provide you with detailed information about your orthodontic treatment.

Confidence

learn more

value

learn more

Expertise

learn more
prev next
actual patient

"From the beginning of this whole process every step has been made completely clear by your staff, and the 'patient' service has been better than I could have ever expected. I truly appreciate everyone in your office for how car ing and accommodating they have been."~ Michelle A.

actual patient

"Dr. Baker took his time with me, answered all of my questions no matter how silly, and listened to my concerns and thoughts. If you or a loved one needs orthodontic treatment I would whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Baker.​"~ Elizabeth B.

actual patient

"Absolutely adore Dr.Baker and his awesome staff. I would recommend Dr. Baker to anyone looking for a kind, professional, and brilliant orthodontist!"~ Christine T.

let’s make this happen

Schedule an
appointment today

Call to schedule over the phone:

send us a message