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Orthodontic bone anchors, also known as temporary anchorage devices (TADs), are placed into the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. These small devices can be used to provide additional support during orthodontic treatment by acting as stable points to apply precise forces to move your teeth more effectively. They can also be used to modify skeletal growth of the jaws. The insertion of orthodontic bone anchors is a minimally invasive procedure, and their removal is straightforward once they have served their purpose.

What to expect after surgery

After the surgical procedure, your maxillofacial surgeon and orthodontist will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions. You may experience some swelling, discomfort, or mild pain, which can be managed with prescribed medications and proper care. Your surgeon might schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and ensure the best outcomes.

You can find some general instructions below.

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