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At Tollgate Orthodontics, we aim to be your premier choice when you're looking for a Rhode Island board-certified orthodontist. Dr. Daniel Eves is proud to serve the communities of Warwick and Jamestown, RI, and it's his goal to give all the patients in and around those cities the opportunity to achieve the smile of their dreams. Through our dedication to cutting-edge technology, we're able to offer a comprehensive selection of orthodontic treatments and appliances. No matter your orthodontic situation, we're sure to have a treatment or device that's perfectly suited for you. One of these devices that we specialize in is the usage of TADs.

What Are TADs?

A TAD (temporary anchorage device) is a miniature titanium-alloy screw that's positioned in the mouth to serve as an anchor for moving teeth in a controlled and predictable way. TADs have revolutionized orthodontic treatment and allow for an entirely new way of shifting teeth and correcting bites. TADs are used to eliminate cumbersome appliances, including headgear.

Usages for TADs

Some of the reasons we may utilize TADs include, but aren't limited to, the following:

  • Traditional malocclusions in need of anchorage
  • Pre-prosthetic tooth movement
  • Molar uprighting
  • Dental space closing
  • Intrusion of super-erupted teeth
  • Elimination of the need for headgear or other orthodontic appliances
  • Avoidance of future surgery
  • Reduction of treatment time or cost

Contact Your Rhode Island Board Certified Orthodontist Today!

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We at Tollgate Orthodontics are glad to help you with any of your concerns. If you're interested in scheduling your appointment with us, feel free to give us a call at (401) 739-3900 or fill out our online appointment request form. We're looking forward to helping you attain the smile of your dreams!