Neuromuscular Orthodontics

What Is Neuromuscular Orthodontics?

Neuromuscular orthodontics examines the muscles which control the jaw. This practice focuses on maintaining or enhancing the position and shape of the upper jaw so as not to disrupt the muscles which move the jaw. Through neuromuscular orthodontics, the upper jaw is developed to optimal shape and position first, and then the same is done for the lower jaw in order to keep muscles relaxed and comfortable for long-term stability.

How Do Muscles Affect the Mouth?

The muscles controlling the jaw are very powerful. When the muscle forces are abnormal, they can shift teeth and contribute to improper bites. Addressing the muscles of the jaw by optimizing the positioning of the jaw is essential to orthodontic treatment, as a failure to do so may cause premature relapse of the results produced through orthodontics.

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

What Is My Investment To Get A Healthier Smile?

The cost of neuromuscular orthodontic treatment will vary depending on the type and extent of treatment necessary. To learn more about the cost of neuromuscular orthodontics at JM Dierkes Orthodontics and TMJ, schedule a consultation today.

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!