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What is Anchorage? - Towne View Dental Care

Anchorage may be used to resist and even overcome the force of a given load. In orthodontics, there are various methods for anchoring teeth, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Orthodontists often use the concept of anchorage when treating malocclusions.

What Role Does Anchorage Play in Orthodontics?

Anchorage is used in orthodontic treatment, like as braces, to maximize undesired movement while limiting unwanted movement and managing space. Treatment results decline when anchoring is lost.

What is an Anchorage Retainer?

Orthodontics uses anchoring retainers or temporary anchorage devices (TAD) to help shift teeth into the right position.

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