Anchorage may be used to resist and even overcome the force of a given load. In orthodontics, there are several methods for anchoring teeth, each with its own pros and cons. When correcting malocclusions, orthodontists often use the concept of anchorage.

What is the Importance of Orthodontic Anchorage?

In orthodontic treatment, like braces, anchorage assists in managing space and minimizing undesired movement. When anchoring is lost, therapy results decline.

What is an Anchorage Retainer?

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