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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.

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

Bayside Orthodontics
208-54 Cross Island Pkwy
Bayside, NY 11360
Phone: 718-631-0508
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