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Anchorage Definition

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Anchorage is a technique for resisting and defeating a force’s reaction. Anchorage in orthodontics refers to the use of various techniques and tactics to prevent tooth movement. Anchorage is an important issue in orthodontics since it is often used to correct malocclusions.

What is the Importance of Anchorage in Orthodontics?

Anchorage makes it easier to maximize and minimize undesired movement and regulate space in orthodontic treatment, like as braces. Treatment effectiveness is hampered by a lack of anchoring.

What is an Anchorage Retainer?

When teeth need to be realigned, orthodontists use an anchoring retainer, also known as a temporary anchorage device (TAD), to help push, pull, and elevate difficult-to-adjust teeth into the right position.