TADs and successful clinical outcomes



  • Temporary anchorage devices (TADs) are often seen as a collection of attachments that are anchored to bone, and have been reported to provide “absolute anchorage” to achieve optimal tooth movement. Careful diagnosis of the clinical site is important for TAD placement. Many clinicians use panoramic radiographs to determine the most coronal interradicular site between the roots of adjacent teeth for miniscrew placement in orthodontic patients. These days, it is paramount that the use of 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) be the mainstay in the initial diagnosis of the placement sites. Since its development in the early 1990s, CBCT has been used extensively in orthodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, and several other dental and medical specialties. The clinical protocol in the clinic required pre-, mid-, and post-CBCT records for all orthodontic diagnosis and treatment evaluations. As with every clinical procedure, to achieve a successful outcome a careful plan must be created.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781119513476
  • Pubmed Id

  • 20278930
  • Start Page

  • 69
  • End Page

  • 76