The Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) provides a simple, non-surgical option for realigning teeth and jaws in a more conservative, less painful way. They are one of the many important advances in orthodontics---and in many cases eliminate the need for jaw surgery and other aggressive procedures. Canandaigua Smiles orthodontists are experts in placing the tiny TAD implants and we train other orthodontists in use of the cutting-edge technology. Dr. Giangreco has the distinction of serving as an instructor in the device placement and use for Ormco Corporation, the leading manufacturer of TADs.

TADs Can:

  • Eliminate Jaw Surgery
  • Close spaces where teeth are missing (avoiding the need for tooth replacement)
  • Eliminate the need for headgear
  • Enable "extreme" tooth movement (in difficult cases)


man with temporary anchorage device for teeth straightening before and after

For more information on our services, scheduling your first appointment, insurance options or financial information, get in touch with Canandaigua Smiles by phone at 585-394-4058, or via email by filling out the short contact form on our website.