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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B37B - Anchorage: What’s Old is New Again, and it Still Works

Apr 24, 2017 8:30am ‐ Apr 24, 2017 9:00am


You just meet a parent and child and have only a few minutes to make a first impression and discuss the child’s treatment. Is discussing a surgical procedure carrying additional cost, appointments and potential risks really the most appealing option for an adolescent? TADs definitely have their place in orthodontics, as absolute anchorage, especially in non-growing patients or when compliance is poor. At least consider the lower cost, elimination of additional appointments, and minimally invasiveness of a more traditional approach to anchorage with headgear and lower arch anchorage preparation. No-one thought the fashions of the late 80s would make a comeback… what’s old is new again, and it still works.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate cost to your practice for different types of anchorage.
  • Consider cost to your patient for different types of anchorage.
  • Determine how you will preserve anchorage into your practice.


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