Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)


A temporary anchorage device is a metal screw or anchoring device placed in the palate or gum areas that serve to provide additional stability when moving teeth. The screw/device is removed after the desired tooth movement has occurred.

Below are some examples of TADS:


TAD Incisor Intrusion Plate


TAD Molar Protraction Chain


TAD Open Bite Narrow Arch (Smart Clip)


TAD Molar Intrusion (Open bite)