How Braces Work

Award Winning Orthodontic Treatment

Braces move your teeth into proper position by applying steady pressure over time. Several brackets are adhered to specific teeth and threaded with a wire which is tightened over a specified time frame to straighten teeth and move them to the desired position. Braces are used to correct various issues with one’s teeth, including crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth.

Components of Braces

Treatment with braces will involve the placement of brackets which are made of metal or ceramic. A thin wire is threaded through the brackets which applies pressure. Bands are used to hold the wire firmly to each bracket. Other components or appliances, such as springs, may be utilized as part of your individual treatment plan.

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Why Choose Dr. Dierkes?

Dr. Dierkes is committed to providing patients with a naturopathic approach to orthodontic 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.

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!