Two-Phase Treatment

Did you know……..

• At age three, half of facial growth is complete!
• At age seven, 70 percent of facial growth is complete.
• At age twelve, when traditional orthodontic treatment often begins, 90 percent of facial growth is complete.

Instead of waiting until facial growth is almost complete to begin treatment, a considerably better outcome can be expected when one starts early to re-direct growth and development. For some people, early orthodontic treatment means that a child simply has braces placed on the teeth at a young age. While that concept may be somewhat true, early orthodontic treatment embodies considerably more than moving the teeth. Early treatment philosophy includes a basic understanding that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.

Introduction to Two-Phase Treatment

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Where do we go from here?  Begin with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis:

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Start early, keep all of your teeth, and get the bite right!!! What are the consequences of not getting it right?

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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!