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Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics

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Author(s): Gowri Sankar Singaraju | Vasu Murthy

Journal: Annals and Essences of Dentistry
ISSN 0975-8798

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Temporary anchorage devices | Orthodontics | Implants

ABSTRACT
Anchorage control is one of the main aspects of orthodontic treatment plan. A good appliance system should put minimum taxation of anchorage on the anchor units. The structures present with in the confinement of oral cavity are very less in number. In such cases the anchor unit gets its reinforcement from extraoral structures or intraoral appliances. Extraoral anchorages have their inherent drawbacks and most of them rely on patient cooperation. The use of implants in orthodontics to reinforce the anchorage is a recent concept. The purpose of this article is to review the implants in the context of orthodontics which are called as TAD- temporary anchorage devices.

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