Temporary anchorage device (TAD)

Temporary anchorage device FAQ

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about temporary anchorage devices.

  • Tips for TAD care

    No special tools are necessary to maintain your TAD. You can keep your TAD clean and in good repair by following regular oral hygiene guidelines. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss every morning or night, making sure to get any food that can get stuck in the device.

    Keeping the teeth and gums surrounding the TAD clean and clear of plaque is critical because bacteria-filled plaque can cause an infection. Using toothpaste with bacteria-killing power can reduce the likelihood of tooth infection. If you notice discomfort around the TAD days after it has been installed, please let us know immediately.