Many adult patients are also in the process of receiving additional dental or specialty treatment for other dental procedures such as implants, periodontal therapy, or for functional and aesthetic restorations including veneers, crowns and bridges.
In certain cases, an orthodontist can work closely with your dentist and specialist to optimize your treatment results. An orthodontist is able to customize a treatment plan to optimize and conserve your natural tooth & bone, minimizing the duration and invasiveness of other dental procedures.
In addition to the standard orthodontic appliances, Dr. Yoon also uses TADS or Temporary Anchorage Devices – specifically in cases where several permanent teeth are missing.
- TADs function as a form of absolute intra-oral anchorage, allowing the orthodontist to correct your malocclusion (excess overbite, space closure, etc.) without the use of headgear, excessive elastics, or other auxilliary appliances.
- Read more about Adult Orthodontics from the American Association of Orthodontists. Click on the image below to read more on the AAO website.
Below are instructions for patients who currently have TAD’s placed.
Initial discomfort may be experienced but will go away in a day or two.
Take 800 mg ibuprofen immediately after the procedure, and then 400 mg afterwards as needed for any dental discomfort.
Excellent Oral Hygiene is key!
The primary reason for TAD failure is poor oral hygiene which causes inflammation and loosening of the TAD.
Rinse with 15 ml of .12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate for 30 seconds twice a day for 10 days. After 10 days you can do the rinse as needed for any inflammation around the area of your TAD.
Be gentle with your TADs
Avoid touching the TAD with your finger or tongue.
Do not eat anything hard, sticky or chewy- taking care to especially avoid the area around the TAD.
If the TAD or any orthodontic attachments come loose please contact the main office line, or contact your doctor directly.
Read More about TADs from the American Association of Orthodontics.