One of the many important advances in orthodontics has been the recent development of temporary anchorage devices, or TADs. Dr. Eisinger was trained and certified for the utilization of TADs in 2007.
TADs are made of a bio-compatible titanium alloy and act as miniature bone anchors which are painlessly inserted by Dr. Eisinger into specific places in the mouth. These anchors may be used as a fixed point from which teeth can move. Before TADs, orthodontists who wanted to move specific teeth while keeping others still, or to achieve orthodontic movement in a mouth with missing teeth had to rely on headgear or surgery. This new innovation in orthodontics now provides orthodontists the world over with a non-surgical, simple option for many challenging orthodontic cases.
Temporary anchorage devices may not be recommended for everyone, and in fact, are not needed at all in most cases. Please contact our office you would like to know more about TADs and how they can potentially prevent you from needing orthodontic headgear or surgery.