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Periodontists and Placement of TAD Mini Screws for Orthodontics

Posted on: June 19th, 2024 | Categories: Orthodontics, Periodontics

As the dental landscape evolves, so do the tools and techniques we use to enhance patient outcomes. One such innovation is the Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD), also known as mini-screws, a versatile addition to orthodontic treatment that provides stable anchorage for controlled tooth movement. Given the surgical expertise required for their placement, periodontists are uniquely positioned to collaborate with orthodontists in implementing this advanced treatment option. Let’s explores how our periodontists in Worcester integrate TAD placement into their practice, enhancing interdisciplinary care and patient outcomes.

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Understanding TADs in Orthodontics

TADs are small, immediately loaded miniscrews or osseointegrated palatal implants used to provide stable anchorage during orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional implants, TADs do not rely on osseointegration; instead, they offer mechanical retention, making them a temporary yet highly effective solution for tooth movement.

Why Choose Periodontists for TAD Placement?

Periodontists are specialists in soft and hard tissue anatomy and are adept at managing complex surgical procedures. This expertise makes them ideal candidates for placing TADs. While orthodontists are responsible for the overall treatment plan, the surgical placement of TADs is often referred to periodontists who have the necessary surgical skills and anatomical knowledge.

Periodontists bring a wealth of knowledge in managing soft and hard tissues, which is crucial for the successful placement of TADs. Here’s how our periodontists in Worcester, can integrate this service:

  1. Site Selection: Periodontists can assess and select the optimal sites for TAD placement, considering factors such as bone density and soft tissue health.
  2. Surgical Technique: Utilizing their surgical expertise, periodontists can place TADs with precision, ensuring stability and minimizing the risk of complications.
  3. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: By working closely with orthodontists, periodontists can help develop comprehensive treatment plans that incorporate TADs, ensuring seamless patient care.

Our periodontists have experience supporting orthodontists in TAD placement, resulting in a smooth interdisciplinary outcome. If you are looking for a periodontist that can assist in TAD placement, we’d love to chat!

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