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Article: Volume 41 Number 3 Page 242 - April 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 242-249

Orthodontics:  TADs: An Evolutionary Road to Success

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Abstract: This is a literature search about the clinical use of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) as a means of providing effective orthodontic anchorage. It takes the reader through a journey from the initial description of the technique to the enormous popularity TADs are currently experiencing in clinical practice. This paper aims to present good quality clinical information to allow the clinician and the patient to make an informed decision.

Clinical relevance: The purpose of this literature review is to provide readers with an overview of the current available literature on this subject and encourage general dental practitioners to adopt a more evidence-based approach to this aspect of orthodontic care.

Author notes: Audrey Pace, BChD, MJD FRCS(Eng), Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham and Jonathan Sandler, PhD, BDS(Hons), MSc, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS, Consultant Orthodontist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5BL, UK.

Objective: To provide an evidence-based approach to anchorage management in modern orthodontics.