Like many adults and teens, you may feel quite self-conscious about your crooked or gapped teeth. Your misaligned smile may even be holding you back in some area of your life. Perhaps you avoid smiling in social settings, or maybe you stay away from public speaking at work. Either way, you know you could benefit from orthodontic treatment, but you are a bit concerned about spending an extended period of time with metal braces. Fortunately, Dr. George Georgaklis offers Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM at his San Diego practice. Accelerated orthodontics can be a very effective – and subtle – treatment option, but it is not right for everyone. Read on to find out if you are a candidate for Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM .

What Is Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM?

Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM is Dr. Georgaklis’ patented orthodontic treatment. He and his brother Clifton developed this method over two decades ago, and countless patients have benefitted from this innovative option. In fact, Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM has been featured in Dentistry Today, thanks to its many benefits and effective results.

Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM uses clear brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. As with traditional braces, Dr. Georgaklis will attach the brackets directly to your teeth. The wire will run along the brackets, and it will exert a gentle force to reposition your teeth. Although the treatment works similarly to traditional braces, it involves extremely precise treatment planning. With careful calculations, Dr. George can transform your smile in half a year or less.

Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right for You?

Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM focuses exclusively on cosmetic enhancements. Because the treatment is not intended to reposition your bite or correct severe malocclusion, it works much faster than traditional braces. Therefore, it can be a great option to enhance:

  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • One or two rotated teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth

However, it is important to note that Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM is not a good choice if you are looking to correct malocclusion or severely crooked teeth. If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or some other form of dramatic misalignment, you may be a better candidate for traditional braces, lingual braces, or Invisalign®.

Benefits of Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM

If Dr. Georgaklis determines that you are a good candidate for Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM, you will enjoy the many advantages of this treatment option. The most obvious benefit is the shortened treatment time. Traditional braces typically remain on your teeth for an average of 18 months. In contrast, because Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM is only intended for cosmetic care, you could enjoy a stunning smile in a third of the time. It is a great option if you are preparing for a big event, such as a wedding or a reunion. Additionally, because the braces will be on your teeth for a shorter period, you will have a reduced risk for decay and discoloration. Finally, the braces are tooth-colored, meaning they are more subtle than other forms of orthodontic treatment. Now, there will be reason to hide your smile – during or after your treatment!

Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn more about Straight Teeth in Six MonthsTM at our La Jolla practice, and to find out if it is right for you, contact Dr. George’s office today.