Open bite         Closed bite         Overbite         Underbite         Severely decayed teeth         Missing teeth         Elongated teeth
 Open bite
  • I would like to avoid the pulling of permanent teeth
  • I would like to avoid jaw surgery
  • I do not want to wear rubber bands
If you answered 'Yes' to one or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Closed bite

  • I am showing too much gums when I smile (gummy smile)
  • I am missing multiple teeth
  • I am a strong clencher or grinder at night
If you answered 'Yes' to one or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Overbite
  • My top teeth stick out but pulling teeth is not an option for me
  • My top teeth stick out and jaw surgery is not an option for me
  • My top teeth stick out and I'm ok with pulling teeth - I'd like to keep the treatment time as short as possible
  • My top teeth stick out and I'm ok with pulling teeth but I want to make sure my teeth are pulled back as far as possible
If you answered 'Yes' to one or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Underbite
  • I would like to avoid the pulling of permanent teeth
  • I would like to avoid jaw surgery
  • I do not want to wear rubber bands
  • Aside from my teeth, I am ok with the way I look
If you answered 'Yes' to two or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Severely decayed teeth
  • I have a back tooth that needs a root canal but would not mind to have it pulled
  • I have a back tooth that needs a lot of dental work to be saved but I would not mind to have it pulled
  • If I have a tooth pulled I'd like to have the space closed with braces - I don't mind the extra time it takes to do that
  • I have wisdom teeth
If you answered 'Yes' to two or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Missing teeth
  • I am missing teeth and would like to have the spaces closed with braces
  • I don't mind the extra time it takes to move teeth over such a long distance
  • I am missing teeth and would prefer to have my wisdom teeth replace them rather than a dental implant or a bridge
If you answered 'Yes' to two or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.



 Elongated teeth
  • I've been missing back teeth for a while
  • The tooth opposite the gap grew into the gap
  • i would like to have the missing teeth replaced
If you answered 'Yes' to two or more of the above questions, TADs may be a valid option for you.
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shorter treatment
no more headgears
predictable results
avoids surgery
avoids tooth extractions

Self assessment

This little self assessment is meant to help you decide if you may want to consider TADs as a supplement to your braces or not. Just find your orthodontic problem on the WHO CAN BENEFIT page and match it with the problems listed below. Obviously this is not a substitute for a professional consultation with your orthodontist. For more information please read our disclaimer.
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