Your treatment may include the use of a temporary anchorage device(s) (i.e. metal screw or plate attached to the bone). These screws are placed into the bone surrounding the teeth and is used to achieve ideal anchorage for improved tooth movement. A topical anesthetic is used during the placement of the TAD and in some instances, a local anesthetic may be required.
Example: Temporary Anchorage Device used to bring the molars forward to close the space without moving the front teeth.