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Invisible Braces vs. Traditional Braces in Roswell, GA

Located in Roswell and serving Sandy Springs and the greater Atlanta area, JMD Orthodontics and TMJ can help you understand whether invisible braces or traditional braces are right for you.

What’s the Difference Between Invisible Braces and Traditional Braces?

Traditional braces are composed of brackets adhered to teeth, connected by wires and bands. The wires are adjusted to apply pressure that gradually shifts the teeth into the correct position. Invisible braces are a series of custom, tight-fitting clear aligners. An alternative to Invisalign®, each aligner is slightly different, and moves the teeth into their correct position over a period of time.

Traditional braces are adhered to the exterior of the tooth, while invisible braces slip over teeth similar to a retainer. Traditional braces are not removable, whereas clear aligners can be taken out. Patients with invisible braces find that it is easier to maintain proper oral hygiene. With traditional braces, extra care is necessary to ensure food particles don’t get stuck within the brackets and wires.

Invisible braces can be used to treat patients suffering from mild to moderate crowding and spacing issues. Traditional braces are suitable for more severe issues with the teeth and bite. Depending on the issues affecting your teeth and bite, invisible braces may not be right for you.

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, and endocrine balances 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 beyond orthodontics and facial esthetics to improve the patient’s overall health.

How Much Do Invisible Braces Cost in Roswell, GA?

Springstone-e1383244974192The cost of invisible braces is dependent on the extent of the treatment necessary to correct your orthodontic issues. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dierkes to discuss your needs. We offer financing that can be used to pay out-of-pocket treatment expenses.

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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!