Anchorage Definition

With the right anchorage, you can withstand and even overcome the force of an externally imposed load. There are various techniques to anchor teeth in orthodontics, and each strategy has its own pros and downsides. Orthodontists commonly apply the principle of anchorage when treating malocclusions.

What is the Importance of Anchorage in Orthodontics?

Anchorage assists in orthodontic treatment, such as braces, in optimizing undesired movement and minimizing unwanted movement, as well as limiting the amount of available space. With the absence of anchoring, treatment results decline.

What is an Anchorage Retainer?

Orthodontists often use temporary anchorage devices (TADs) such as anchoring retainers to aid with tooth movement.


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