Child Braces

Award-Winning Orthontic Treatment

About Child Braces

Most childhood orthodontic treatments start between ages 5 and 7, a time in life where problems with the teeth and jaw are more easily corrected. Child braces help younger patients gain picture-perfect smiles as well as learn good oral habits that will protect their teeth throughout their life.

Treatment with Child Braces

Child braces are used to move the teeth or jaw to correct positioning by applying gentle, continuous pressure over time. The length of treatment will vary from child to child and will be determined by several factors, including the following:

  • The issues requiring treatment
  • Spacing of teeth and the distance they need to move
  • Room available in the mouth
  • Health of the teeth, gums, and bone

Most child braces are worn from one to three years, and a retainer may be used upon their removal to ensure lasting results. Treatment with child braces will involve multiple appointments to make adjustments on the wires, springs, and bands used with the braces. Children may experience discomfort, particularly after adjustments, which can be treated with over-the-counter medications.

Child with braces smiling.

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 outcome is better for the patient, and the results extend beyond orthodontics and facial esthetics to improve the patient’s overall health.

What Is The investment In The Health of Your Child?

The cost of treatment of braces for your child braces will depend on your unique situation. Dr. Dierkes will determine the appropriate course of treatment for you, and our staff will inform you of how much treatment is expected to cost. We provide financing to help you cover out-of-pocket treatment expenses, and your dental insurance may also provide orthodontic coverage.

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!