Published on July 21, 2022, Updated on September 12, 2022
It is possible to resist and even overcome the force of an imposed load by anchorage. There are several ways to anchor teeth in orthodontics, and each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages. Orthodontists regularly employ the notion of anchorage when treating malocclusions.
What is the Importance of Anchorage in Orthodontics?
In orthodontic therapy, like braces, anchorage aids in maximizing undesirable and decreasing unwanted movement and controlling space. With the loss of anchoring, treatment outcomes deteriorate.
What is an Anchorage Retainer?
Anchoring retainers or temporary anchorage devices (TAD) are used by orthodontics to assist move teeth into the proper position.