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Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

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

TADs may be used in addition to braces, Invisalign, or as an alternative to headgear.

Dr. Gellerman had been placing TADs for over years now, this technology gave her the ability to provide simple non-surgical solution to a challenging orthodontic cases.

Temporary Anchorage Device - Before and After Photos: smiling female, patient 1 (front view)
Temporary Anchorage Device - Before and After Photos: smiling male, patient 2 (front view)
Temporary Anchorage Device - Before and After Photos: smiling woman, patient 3 (front view)

FAQ About TADs:

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 us 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.

Want To Learn More?

Visit Gellerman Orthodontics in Huntington, NY to learn more about this procedure and scheduled your complimentary consultation. We will be able to answer any of your questions and provide you with detailed information about your orthodontic treatment.

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