When to Get Treatment
When Should I Seek Treatment?
It is typically recommended to start orthodontic treatment at an early age. Young mouths are more responsive to treatment, which can equal shorter treatment times. Most patients start treatment with braces between the ages of 9 and 14. Preventative measures can also be utilized to eliminate future dental issues as a child grows. Preventative treatments may start between the ages of 7 and 9.
Treatment as an Adult
Orthodontic treatments can start at any age, as long as the gums and teeth are healthy. Approximately half of patients with braces are adults who have untreated orthodontic issues from childhood or have developed new issues with age. There are options such as ceramic braces and invisible braces which can lessen the patient’s apprehension of wearing braces as an adult.
Why Choose Dr. Dierkes?
Dr. Dierkes is committed to providing patients with a naturopathic approach to orthodontic, TMJ, and facial esthetic 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 Orthodontic Treatments Cost in Roswell, GA?
The cost of orthodontic treatments will vary from patient to patient; a specialized treatment plan is created to meet the unique needs of each patient. To learn more about the cost of orthodontic treatment at JMD Orthodontics and TMJ, schedule a consultation today.
Additional Patient Resource Topics:
- How Braces Work
- Appliance Instructions
- Braces & Sports
- Eating with Braces
- Oral Hygiene
Schedule Your Consultation Today
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!