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What are some alternate to orthodontal implants?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Many signs: Temporary implants (tads) are sometimes used to provide anchorage, to provide a stable construct to use to move teeth. Sometimes there are no alternatives. Sometimes other teeth, headgear, trans-palatal bars, lingual arches, and so many other orthodontic appliances can be used instead. Often, however, tads are the best alternative. Discuss this with your qualified orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 32 years experience
Alternate: Orthodontics was successful prior to the useTAD's though their benefit is undeniable.

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