Orthodontics in Woodstock, GA
Dr. Dierkes performs orthodontics for residents of Woodstock, GA.
What are Orthodontics?
Simply put, the word orthodontics is defined as the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws, most often using braces. The most common types of these irregularities include alignment and occlusion issues. This branch of dentistry treats patients whose teeth are improperly aligned, resulting in an improper bite. The shape and development of the jaw as well as various aspects of facial growth are also addressed by orthodontics. A doctor who specializes in orthodontics is referred to as an orthodontist.
How are Orthodontic Procedures Performed?
A range of different devices are used to perform orthodontics, and they will vary depending on the patient’s needs and desired outcome. Some examples of the devices used include headgear, plates, and braces. In general, a patient meets with a member of our staff for an initial visit and consultation. Quite often, x-rays and molds will be taken. Upon review of that information, a plan of treatment is drawn up for the patient. The doctor discusses the plan and treatment begins. Our orthodontics office in Woodstock, GA, supports the patient through every step of the procedure, including follow-up visits when the treatment is complete.
About Dr. Dierkes
Dr. Dierkes has been creating beautiful smiles for over 30 years. He received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Detroit, his DDS and M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of Michigan, and his N.M.D. from the Kingdom College of National Health. Dr. Dierkes was the Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at Emory University and decided to move back to private practice in 1985. His “all things considered” approach to treatment is what makes him one of the best orthodontic specialists in the country today.
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