temporary anchorage devices

  • Temporary anchorage devices (TADs), also known as mini-implants, are small, screw-like dental implants that function to provide a stable anchorage when achieving teeth movement.      
  • What are the benefits of TADs?
    • TADs provide a solid, fixed anchorage point for a pushing or pulling force without the need to use teeth as anchors.
    • Shortened treatment time
    • Possible avoidance of oral surgeries in treatment of challenging cases
    • Reduced need to wear rubber bands. 

Patient Reviews

If you’re looking for a Dentist… Embrace Dental & Orthodontist is the place!! Not only is the staff friendly and welcoming, the Dentist are amazing!! FYI.. my 9 year old loves going to her appointments ❤️ Braces coming off today 💪🏻

Betty P. (Verified Patient)


Dr. Cristina Lee walked me step by step of what I needed to get done first.  I was extremely nervous and scared for my first ever root canal but Dr. Lee exceeded my expectations of a dentist and helped me feel relaxed by telling me what she was gonna do and gently numbed my tooth. The procedure was done before I knew it!

Jose V. (Verified Patient)


Best place for all your dental needs. Everyone is great and very nice. Tanya and Angela helped me with my dental treatment and answered all my questions in regards to my insurance and my orthodontic treatment. I highly recommend this office!

Family C. (Verified Patient)



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Patients can personalize their braces with color ties, making each appointment more fun.

Phase I Treatment

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile!

Adolescent Treatment

It is easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because jaw growth is happening rapidly at this time.


Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth, high-quality plastic that are custom-fitted to your mouth.

Adult Treatment

With the advancements in technology and various treatment options available, an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment today.

Temporary Anchorage Devices

TAD’s are small, screw-like dental implants that function to provide a stable anchorage when achieving teeth movement.

Maxillary Skeletal Expanders

For late teens and adults with a narrow upper jaw, this appliance can achieve skeletal expansion.


After orthodontic treatment is finished, a custom-made removable or fixed retainer will be made to help teeth maintain their new position.

Emergency Care

Please contact us as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency

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(562) 630-7777

12009 Garfield Avenue South Gate , CA 90280