Frequently Asked Questions

There are many common questions asked about orthodontic treatment that can be easily answered; take a look at our FAQs to find answers to your orthodontic questions.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that prevents and treats dental and facial abnormalities. Conditions treated by orthodontics include the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misalignment of the bite
  • Spacing issues

What Does an Orthodontist Do?

An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who performs orthodontic procedures. An orthodontist possesses the skills necessary to correct the positioning of the teeth and jaw, enhancing the development and growth of these areas.

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontics?

Orthodontic care produces a range of desirable benefits for patients, including the following:

  • A straighter, more beautiful smile
  • Increased confidence in one’s appearance
  • Improved dental health and hygiene of the teeth and gums
  • Improved functionality of the bite and teeth
  • Reduced chance of injury to protruding front teeth
  • Less wear to the teeth

How Old Are Orthodontic Patients?

Patients of any age can receive orthodontic treatments. While most orthodontic care is performed between the ages of 9 and 14 and children are recommended for evaluation around age 7, many adults also receive orthodontic care. If your teeth and gums are healthy and in good condition, orthodontic treatment as an adult is possible.

What Orthodontic Treatments Are Available?

There are various orthodontic treatments available to treat issues affecting the teeth and bite. Braces are the most common and well-known orthodontic treatment. Through consultation, Dr. Dierkes will be able to recommend the appropriate orthodontic treatment that will correct your unique issues.

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 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.

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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!

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