Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)

Ortodontski mini implanti od titanijuma koriste se u sklopu terapije fiksnim aparatima kao pomoćni element koji se ugradjuje u kost, i služi kao oslonac za aplikaciju sile kada se želi postići dobro kontrolisano, brzo i efikasno pomeranje zuba, na najudobniji mogući način.


Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are ultra small titanium mini screws anchors that are thoughtfully placed in the bone to help affect desired tooth movement. They are used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort.

How are TADs placed?

The actual placement often does not require anything more than anesthetic gel on the gums! Once the area is numb, your doctor will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and firmly into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick, and may be over before you know it. While your doctor is placing the TAD, you may feel slight pressure, but within a day, you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed once your treatment is complete, or when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD is a comfortable procedure that takes just a few minutes.


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. When your TAD is placed, we will also provide you with an antimicrobial mouthwash that you will need to use twice a day. Careful brushing and flossing are advised daily. Brushing all around each and every brace and TAD is essential to the maintenance of dental health during the orthodontic process. Special care should be taken to clean around the TADs as the soft tissues surrounding the TADs may have a greater propensity for inflammation if not properly cleaned.


TADs are an optional but often effective means to improve efficiency of the process and quality of the outcome. If you have questions about TADs, please contact our practice. We will be able to answer any of your questions and provide you with detailed information about your orthodontic treatment.


If you have any questions, please email us or call our office directly. We look forward to seeing you in our Belgrade Studiodent office and helping to improve your health and well-being.

Please call our office at +381 64 199 4749 or +381 11 324 1689 for any questions or to schedule an appointment.