Ages 8 - 11

The following diagnostic and treatment considerations are important:

Disciplined Diagnostic Assessment:

  • Airway Management and Tongue position:
    • Any obstruction to normal nasal breathing
    • Unfavorable tongue position due to airway issues and/or tongue-tie
  • Cervical spine and TMJ awareness
  • Developmental Status: Early to middle mixed dentition

Treatment Considerations:

  • Functional orthodontics/orthopedics
  • Eliminate restrictions to normal dental, facial and skeletal development
  • Orthopedic dental arch development for narrow dental arches too maintain all
    permanent teeth
  • Skeletal development in tandem with partial braces
  • Two-phase treatment as only 70% of growth of the face and jaws completed by
    age 8

A Holistic Approach to Orthodontics

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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!