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 has been placing TADs for many years now, this technology gives her the ability to provide simple non-surgical solution to challenging orthodontic cases.

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 schedule your complimentary consultation. We will be able to answer any of your questions and provide you with detailed information about your orthodontic treatment.