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Two Phase Treatment for Children in Roswell, GA

Located in Roswell and serving Sandy Springs and the greater Atlanta area, JMD Orthodontics and TMJ offers two-phase treatment for children. 

What Is Two-Phase Treatment for Children?

Two-phase treatment is a specialized process that concerns the orthopedic influences on a child’s developing facial bones, as well as the alignment of teeth. It is used to establish a solid foundation for permanent teeth to create the most optimal functional and esthetic results which offer proven long-term stability. Two-phase treatment for children begins between the ages of 7 and 10.

First Phase Treatment for Children

In the first phase of treatment, the jaw size is developed to accommodate permanent teeth as well as the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. Growth issues in the jaws, whether it be too much or not enough, can be recognized at an early age. Children who exhibit jaw discrepancies after age 6 are ideal candidates for two-phase treatment.

Over the course of a 16-18 month period, early orthodontic treatment is performed. Following this treatment, a resting phase is recommended as development is monitored until all remaining permanent teeth have come in. Retainers are used and adjusted to retain alignment without interfering with growth and development. The first phase of treatment establishes a good foundation for functional and esthetic stability and typically will prevent the need for more invasive treatment later on, such as surgical procedures and tooth extraction.

Second Phase Treatment for Children

The second phase of treatment ensures teeth are in the optimal location; in harmony with the lips, cheeks, the tongue, other teeth, and the jaw joints. By establishing this balance, this second phase of treatment ensures the teeth function cohesively, offering the best likelihood for long-term stability. During this phase, orthodontic health is maintained and attractive results are produced.

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 extend beyond orthodontics and facial esthetics to improve the patient’s overall health.

How Much Does Two Phase Treatment for Children Cost in Roswell, GA?

The cost of two-phase treatment will vary depending on the individualized treatment plan necessary to correct your child’s issues. To learn more about two-phase treatment for your child at JMD Orthodontics and TMJ, schedule a consultation today.

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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!