Temporary Anchorage Devices
Temporary Anchorage Devices is a common auxiliary appliance in orthodontic treatment. It is a small, screw-like dental implant made of a titanium alloy that is placed into the bone of the jaw. It can provide an anchorage point for a pushing or pulling force. Temporary Anchorage Devices can also eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors or stabilize a tooth that’s being used as such. Not all patients need to place the Temporary Anchorage Devices into the bone of the jaw. The dentist will decide whether or not to use it according to the patient’s occlusion and teeth.