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Braces FAQ in Roswell, GA

Located in Roswell and serving Sandy Springs and the greater Atlanta area, JMD Orthodontics and TMJ offers braces to transform your smile.

If braces are a recommended course of treatment for you or you are interested in knowing if braces can help correct issues you’re experiencing, you likely have several questions. Read our Braces FAQ to find the answers that patients frequently seek regarding braces.

Are Braces Right for Me?

To determine if braces are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dierkes. He will perform an examination and review your dental issues while addressing any concerns you have.

How Long Will I Wear Braces?

The length of time each patient must wear braces will vary because everyone’s treatment is unique. It depends on the nature of your treatment, the issues that braces are treating, and even your age. Most patients wear braces approximately 22 months on average, but treatment can be shorter or longer depending on each individual’s treatment plan and results.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces have an adjustment period, and you may experience discomfort after your braces are first applied and after some of your appointments, depending on the treatment. This discomfort can be eased with over-the-counter pain medication.

Are There Things I Can’t Eat with Braces?

There are some foods that can damage your braces. To prevent damage, avoid eating these foods as often as possible.

  • Hard breads
  • Gum and candy
  • Popcorn
  • Corn on the cob
  • Whole apples
  • Ice

Can I Play Sports with Braces?

You can still participate in athletics with braces, but some extra care is necessary to protect your braces, mouth, and teeth from damage. Wear a protective mouth guard when playing any sport for your safety.

How Do I Care for My Teeth with Braces?

It is very important that you brush your teeth after every meal or snack as braces have many spaces where food can become trapped, leading to plaque and serious dental problems if ignored. Make rinsing with mouthwash and flossing a part of your daily routine to ensure your teeth are well maintained throughout your treatment with braces.

Why Choose Dr. Dierkes?

Dr. Dierkes is committed to providing patients with a naturopathic approach to orthodontic and TMJ treatments. His “All Things Considered” approach to orthodontic treatment carefully considers the relationships among teeth, bone, muscles, TMJ, airway, food allergies, nutritional deficiencies and excesses, endocrine imbalances, and how each will affect the treatment of the patient. With a holistic approach to the care he provides, Dr. Dierkes believes in patient education and effective communication which allows each patient to make informed choices about their care and treatment as well as fosters a positive working relationship between doctor and patient. While the naturopathic approach may take more time, the care is better for the patient, and the results extend beyond orthodontics and facial esthetics to improve the patient’s overall health.

How Much Do Braces Cost in Roswell, GA?

The cost of braces will vary based on each individual’s treatment plan. Depending on your dental insurance, you may have coverage for braces. Also, financing is available to help you pay for your braces treatment.

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Dr. J. Michael Dierkes, DDS, MS, NMD is a nationally recognized orthodontic specialist who has been creating beautiful smiles for over 30 years. His services have improved the lives of people from Roswell and the surrounding areas, including residents of Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Marietta, and Atlanta. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the radiant, beautiful smile you deserve. Please call us today to schedule your initial consultation!