Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) in orthodontics in enhancing esthetics and function
Niroj Raj Neupane
Department of orthodontics, Suzhou Dental Hospital, Suzhou, China
: Dent Health Curr Res
Temporary anchorage devices have proven to be a useful armamentarium for dentists and orthodontists throughout the world. Now, cases which initially believed to be a surgical one can be treated without surgery with results as equivalent to the one that would have been obtained with surgery by using temporary anchorage devices. I will be showing an interesting case where surgery was one of the options provided to the patient but ultimately treated without surgery with the use of TADs. Interestingly, the same 6mm TADs were used first in the lower anterior segment for intrusion and later in the upper posterior segment for retraction of anterior segment as the patient was reluctant to use new sets of TADs (8mm) because of financial issues. The dramatic change in facial esthetics and function obtained by the use of TADs resulted in a very satisfied patient.
Niroj Raj Neupane has completed his master’s degree in orthodontics getting full scholarship from Nanjing university, China with excellent grades. He completed his bachelor’ s degree (B.D.S) with full scholarship from university of health sciences, Pakistan and was the recipient of an award from the then governor of Punjab, Pakistan for obtaining first position in the university in first year examinations. He has published some papers. He is an international speaker for various conferences and seminars. He is currently working as a foreign expert consultant orthodontist in Suzhou Dental hospital, China.