There are times when braces alone won’t be enough to correct certain orthodontic issues. In the past, unsightly appliances such as headgear were the only way to offer additional support in order to move teeth around. Today, we have better, more eye-pleasing solutions.Our orthodontists are trained and skilled at temporary anchorage device (TAD) treatment: a state-of-the-art appliance used to make tooth movement quick, predictable, and as comfortable as possible when braces alone aren’t enough.
TAD’s are anchorage devices, fabricated out of titanium, that are placed in the jaw bones and used to move teeth around. We use 2 types of TAD’s, mini screws and anchorage plates. TAD treatment allows for specific tooth movement. TAD’s can shorten orthodontic treatment time, avoid the need for surgery or extractions, and make results more predictable.
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Dr. Leone and Dr. Vaughn are renowned leaders when it comes to TAD treatment. Not only do they have the certification and experience needed to be able to perform TAD placement, they have created the curriculum used at the University of Washington for TAD placement. Together, they lecture and teach UW residents how to place and use TAD’s as a valuable aid in orthodontic treatment.
Not every orthodontist in Bellevue, WA, has the high-level of experience with TAD treatment that you’ll find with our experts at Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics. If you are interested in TAD treatment, or would like to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Leone or Dr. Vaughn, call our office today!