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Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) use in the treatment of anterior open bite by Padraig Dennehy, DMD

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) use in the treatment of anterior open bite

06/30/2015

While orthognathic surgery is sometimes the only option to treat certain skeletal malocclusions, having another tool in the arsenal is a welcome option for patients and clinicians alike. Recently, the minimally invasive placement of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) has allowed orthodontists to treat some of these patients without orthognathic surgery through intrusion of the posterior maxillary molars. The TAD can be loaded immediately as it gains its anchorage through mechanical gripping of bone rather than through osseointegration. Dr. Padraig Dennehy presents a case in which TADs are used to treat an anterior open bite.

Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) use in the treatment of anterior open bite

06/30/2015

While orthognathic surgery is sometimes the only option to treat certain skeletal malocclusions, having another tool in the arsenal is a welcome option for patients and clinicians alike. Recently, the minimally invasive placement of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) has allowed orthodontists to treat some of these patients without orthognathic surgery through intrusion of the posterior maxillary molars. The TAD can be loaded immediately as it gains its anchorage through mechanical gripping of bone rather than through osseointegration. Dr. Padraig Dennehy presents a case in which TADs are used to treat an anterior open bite.

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A 'mini' extreme dental makeover: Implants with a double-arch All-On-4

06/08/2015

Sara (name changed) was 37 years old when she first walked into the dental office with a toothache. A review of her health history included several chronic diseases and surgeries, and a cocktail of prescriptions that caused dry mouth leading to rampant caries. Due to a lack of financial resources, instead of restoring her teeth Sara had them removed one by one, including the tooth she came in about that day. After a bleak outlook and a near-hopeless prognosis, Dr. Stacey Simmons and a team of colleagues stepped in to perform a "mini" extreme dental makeover.  

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