Most of the traditional Orthodontic appliances had to rely on teeth only, and certain movement of the teeth were not possible due to this nature. In return, it caused limitation of what we could achieve in Orthodontic treatment. With recent development of Micro-Implants, or sometimes referred to as temporary anchorage devices (TAD's), many of those limitations are overcome and many achievements that were impossible to achieve in the past are now possible!
Micro-Implants (or TAD's) can be used in orthodontics for temporary anchorage devices that doesn't have the same reciprocal impact on other teeth. It can improve treatment effectiveness by concentrating movement on an individual or selected group of teeth without impacting teeth that are in a more favorable position.
Unlike dental implant which is placed for permanent purpose, these small Micro-Implants are used only temporarily and will be removed before or at the completion of Orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Oh has abundant experience in Micro-Implants for more than 10 years. If Dr. Oh thinks Micro-Implants would be beneficial for your Orthodontic care, Dr. Oh will go over details of Micro-Implants and how it can improve your Orthodontic outcome.