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5 Unexpected Benefits of Adult Braces

If you are considering a visit to your San Diego orthodontist, you may hesitate, believing you are too old for orthodontic care. Although you dislike your crooked smile, you feel that you would be even more embarrassed spending months with braces on your teeth. “No,” you think. “I’m too old for that. Braces are for teens or young adults who have not yet reached their professional stride.” The truth is that more and more adults are enjoying the immense benefits of braces. Orthodontic treatment will not only improve your appearance – it could have untold benefits for your overall quality of life. Additionally, your La Jolla orthodontist offers many different treatment options. Therefore, you may be able to enjoy these benefits with no need for noticeable metal braces. […]

By | November 24th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Orthodontics Quiz: Which Treatment Is Right for You?

As one of the area’s leading orthodontic dentists, Dr. George Georgaklis offers a variety of treatment options. You can choose from traditional braces, Invisalign®, and accelerated teeth straightening at his San Diego office. Although each of these treatments can be extremely effective orthodontics, the right one for you will depend on your lifestyle, budget, personal preferences, and, of course, your health needs. Dr. Gerogaklis will provide a complete exam and consultation to help you choose the right treatment for your smile. In the meantime, take this quick quiz to begin learning about your treatment options and which one may benefit you. […]

By | November 21st, 2014|accelerated orthodontics, braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Are Clear Braces Right for You?

As a renowned orthodontic expert, Dr. George Georgaklis offers several different options to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Like many patients, you may be wondering about Invisalign® vs. braces at our San Diego practice. Both treatment options can successfully treat a range of orthodontic issues. However, you may be more suited to one treatment over the other, depending on your health needs, personality, budget, and several additional factors. At your consultation, your La Jolla orthodontist will explain more about Invisalign® vs. braces, and he will help you select the right treatment for your needs. […]

By | November 13th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

“Adult Braces” Is Not an Oxymoron

I meet many adults who, for whatever reason, never wore braces as a child or teen and now wish they had or are in need of them again as an adult. We all want to look our best, and we all know a great smile goes a long way. Yet, over and over again, I hear my patients say, “I want that perfect smile – I just don’t want to have to wear big shiny braces!” At my San Diego orthodontics practice, I offer several subtle options to help you achieve a straighter grin. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Prevention of White Spot Lesions in Orthodontics

As you might expect it is incredibly important to keep your teeth and mouth clean while having your teeth straightened with braces. As a San Diego orthodontist, a common problem that I see is the build up of decalcified enamel, which can appear to be a white spot lesion on the tooth. These lesions can be particularly bothersome to those who recently had braces removed because the teeth can appear spotty and uneven in color. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics, Six month orthodontics|0 Comments

Would You Like Straight Teeth by Summer?

I know we are in the midst of the holidays, Christmas music is everywhere and it is getting cold outside. However, it is not too late to start preparing to finally visit the dentist and fix that crooked smile that has been bothering you for years. Many of us make new beginnings during the summer, so it is a perfect time to have as a benchmark for that new smile. A new smile will help you feel more confident and comfortable in new environments and while meeting new people. I offer accelerated orthodontics at my San Diego practice. With these advanced treatments, you will enjoy a stunning smile in no time. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics, Six month orthodontics|0 Comments

Are Short Term Braces Right for You?

As you explore options for your orthodontic treatment, questions are going to arise. We are commonly asked by patients “how long will I have to wear braces?” and “how do I know what orthodontic treatment is right for me?” Most dentists will tell you that braces are worn for 18-24 months, however my signature “Straight Teeth in Six Months” treatment has proven to provide timely and affordable results for my patients. Here are several types of patients that are a good fit for short term braces procedures. […]

Lingual Braces vs. Traditional Braces

When most people hear the term “Braces Inside the Mouth” they automatically think traditional, front-facing braces, but this leaves out another popular form of braces, lingual braces. Lingual braces, as you may know, are braces placed behind the teeth that perform the same functions as their front-facing counterpart. Many patients ask why they should choose one form of braces treatment versus another, so today we wanted to answer some common questions in regards to lingual and traditional braces that may help guide you towards your decision. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, lingual braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Invisalign® Cost San Diego

Invisalign® is a technology that uses clear alignment trays to straighten teeth quickly and discretely. It has been steadily gaining popularity since its release to the public in 2000. Today it is used by patients of all ages that wish to correct the alignment of their teeth without having to use braces or perform cosmetic dentistry. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

5 Useful Braces Cleaning Tips

Have you recently acquired your very own set of braces? Or maybe your dentist asked you to be more meticulous while cleaning your brace- filled mouth? Either way we would like to provide you with 5 useful tips to keep your mouth clean and braces sparkling. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, dental hygiene, Orthodontics|0 Comments

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment with Dr. Georgaklis

We have all seen celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Gwen Stefani wearing braces. When you see a celebrity wearing braces one would assume that it is so they will look good on the silver screen or the next cover of a magazine. While a perfectly straight smile will make you more confident and improve your appearance, there are far more important health reasons to have orthodontic treatment besides a beautiful smile. When teeth are properly aligned they are easier to keep clean and less prone to tooth decay, developing gum desease and tooth loss. In addition, proper bite alignment makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak.  […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Invisalign® Series Post 1 – San Diego Invisalign® Basics

Welcome! This post is the first in our new blog series all about Invisalign®. At Dr. George’s blog we have a passion to provide you (the reader) with relevant and helpful information that will assist you in making the right decisions for your dental health. Therefore, if you are finally ready to fix that front tooth that has always embarrassed you or if you are prepared to invest in a better smile then please read on. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments
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