Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) is also known as a mini-implant or ortho-implant or microimplant. A TAD provides ultimate anchorage, thus minimizing unwanted opposing force during orthodontic movement. The result? Treatment time is shortened and patient cooperation, as well as the need for extraoral devices, is minimized.

Temporary anchorage device (TAD) may not be recommended for everyone, and in fact, anchorage devices at all may not be needed in all cases. Contact us if you’d like to know more about TADs and how they can potentially benefit your orthodontic treatment.