Types of Braces

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During your consultation, Dr. Dierkes will discuss the options for types of braces, as well as inform you which option he feels will be appropriate for your treatment. In some cases, you may have a choice, but in other treatment scenarios, one type may be preferred. Dr. Dierkes uses both metal and ceramic braces.

Metal Braces

When you think of braces, you probably picture the metal type. Metal braces are what most people think of when they picture braces and are the most common form of braces used in treatment. Over the years, these braces have evolved with new technology to be both attractive and comfortable. Made of durable stainless steel, metal braces are adhered to the tooth and connected with a wire.

Fun with Metal Braces

Children and teens enjoy metal braces because they can customize their colors! Colored bands can be added to a patient’s braces and come in a multitude of color options. Each patient can make their braces as unique as they are.

Metal braces - types of braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces - types of braces

Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces work the same way as metal braces, but they look different. While brackets are a bit bigger, ceramic braces are made of a clear material which is much less noticeable. Ceramic braces may be used in combination with metal braces in your treatment. Due to their size, ceramic braces are typically not used on lower teeth but can be an ideal treatment solution for upper teeth.

Who Can Use Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic braces can be used for treating children and adults. Because of their nearly invisible appearance, ceramic braces are a popular choice for older teenagers and adults who need braces. If you are concerned about the look of braces, ceramic braces may be the appropriate solution to ease your concerns and provide the treatment you need. Dr. Dierkes will determine if ceramic braces can be used in your treatment.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The cost of treatment with metal braces will vary based on your personal treatment plan. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Dierkes will give you the opportunity to get answers to all your questions about braces, including the expense. Financing is available for braces and your dental insurance may offer coverage.

Why Choose Dr. Dierkes?

  • The only neuromuscular orthodontist in GA.

  • Advanced certification in the use of medical ozone for migraines, headaches, neck pain and chronic sinusitis.

  • He is the only orthodontist in Georgia conservatively treating the TMJ patient with Prolozone, and trigger point injections

  • The most advanced and safest imaging available

  • The most experienced orthodontist in early, interceptive treatment.

  • Takes a holistic approach to care.

  • Dr. Dierkes works on you and spends as much time with you as the clinical assistant does

  • Attention to detail in evaluating systemic factors influencing the quality of the final results.

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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!