Dayananda Sagar college of Dental Sciences, India
Title: Temporary Anchorage Devices
Dr. Aparna has completed her BDS from Maharashtra university and is doing MDS from Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore.
A temporary anchorage device (TAD) is a device that is temporarily fixed to bone for the purpose of enhancing orthodontic anchorage either by supporting the teeth of the reactive unit or by obviating the need for the reactive unit. They can be located transosteally, subperiosteally, or endosteally; and they can be fixed to bone either mechanically (cortically stabilized) or biochemically (osseointegrated). Patient compliance and lack of anchor units often present a perplexing problem for Orthodontists. In the recent times, with the introduction of temporary anchorage devices, a paradigm shift has occurred in the overall perspective towards patient compliance, preservation of anchorage, and fecilitation of treatment towards various difficult malocclusions. This paper deals with the case report of the various malocclusion treated in our department, using TADs , which were otherwise beyond the scope of treatment using conventional means. As happens with every innovation, the leraning curve is steep