Ellen wanted some new teeth on the bottom jaw but she had been missing bottom teeth so long that a couple of upper teeth had moved partway into the empty space. We were going to have to compromise and make a very wavy shape to the new smile or come up with something else.
Luckily, our orthodontist suggested temporary anchorage devices. TADs are a type of implant not meant to be permanent. Instead they provide a temporary hook to help orthodontic wires move teeth up back into the bone or straighten up tipped teeth.
Ellen’s case straightened up nicely and TADs are a great way to help some adults who thought that they needed jaw surgery to get that new smile.
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