Orthodontic exposure of unerupted teeth
TAD's & Bone plates
Dr. Brently Grimard provides a variety of orthodontic services to facilitate the orthodontic movement of teeth including:
TAD's (Temporary Anchorage Devices) and bone plates, surgical exposure of unerupted teeth, and frenectomies.
TAD's and Bone plates are concepts for temporary skeletal anchorage in orthodontic treatment for active tooth movement or passive stabilization. Bone plates are another form of the aid in movement of teeth. Some of the benefits include:
enables more effective orthodontic treatment
can replace headgear treatment
designed to conserve teeth
well tolerated by the patient
pin not visible during treatment
*Depending on the type of treatment*
TAD's can become loose during the orthodontic movement and may need to be repositioned. Bone plates are more stable and very rarley need to be replaced.
If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, many times the orthodontist needs to make space for teeth that have not yet erupted. With or without the space, some teeth, particularly the canines or "eyeteeth", may be impacted and not have had enough room to erupt into the mouth without assistance.
The labial frenulum usually attaches to the center of the upper and lower lip and between the two front teeth. This "muscle attachement" can cause a large gap and gum recession by pulling the gums off the bone. A labial frenectomy removes the labial frenulum. Orthodontic patients often have this procedure done to assist with closing a front tooth gap. The removal of the frenulum does not have or cause any adverse effects to the lips or mouth.
Periodontal Accerlerated Osteogenic Orthodontics
Periodontal Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) is a clinical procedure that combines selective alveolar corticotomy, particulate bone grafting, and the application of orthodontic forces. This procedure is theoretically based on the bone healing pattern known as the regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP). PAOO results in an increase in alveolar bone width, shorter treatment time, increased posttreatment stability, and decreased amount of apical root resorption.