Mini Implants / TAD’s
Mini implants, also known as TAD’s (Temporary Anchorage Devices) have revolutionized the mechanics of modern day orthodontics. They are often used instead of other forms of anchorage such as head gear and can be a good alternative to jaw surgery in some cases.
If you are a good candidate for utilizing mini implants as part of your treatment, they are very simple and straight forward to put into place and the same to remove them. Dr. Hubbard places the implants himself while in the office during normal office hours. The implants are often placed without the need of shots for numbing! After the implants have served their purpose as part of your treatment, then Dr. Hubbard will simply unscrew them within a matter of seconds. It is literally that simple!