Temporary Anchors / TAD's
One of the many important advances in orthodontics has been the development of temporary anchorage devices, or TAD’s. Made of bio-compatible titanium alloy, TAD’s are miniscrew anchors which are inserted into specific places in the mouth to be used as a fixed point from which teeth can move. TAD's can help Dr. Mibab move severely angled, impacted or ankylosed (fused to bone) teeth. They are also helpful in achieving orthodontic movement in a mouth with missing teeth.