Temporary Anchor Device (TAD)
What is a temporary anchor device?
A temporary anchor device is a titanium bone anchor that is placed in the mouth to help the orthodontic movement of teeth. They are about the length of a thumbnail and no wider than the head of a pin.
Why is a TAD used?
A TAD provides the anchor that is needed for teeth to be moved more quickly to the desired location. They are often requested by orthodontists because of their ability to reduce treatment time.