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Are You a Candidate for Straight Teeth in Six Months?

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 . […]

By | November 18th, 2014|accelerated orthodontics, 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

6 Reasons to Consider Invisalign®

Misaligned teeth can be a huge burden. Not only do they impact the look of your smile; they can also affect your overall oral health and even your facial structure. Fortunately, Dr. Georgaklis offers a full range of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces, lingual braces, and six-month orthodontics are all available at our practice. La Jolla Invisalign® is another state-of-the-art treatment that may be a great option for your smile. This treatment uses a set of custom-fabricated aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your bite alignment. If you are researching your orthodontic options, there are a number of reasons to consider Invisalign®. At your initial consultation, Dr. Georgaklis will determine your candidacy for this treatment, and he will explain the many benefits of clear braces. The advantages include: […]

By | November 6th, 2014|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

2012 Cosmetic Dentistry Award

Dr. George was awarded the “Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics” award by US Commerce Association for the second year in a row! Nationwide, only 1.4% of all 2011 award recipients qualified as Two Time Award Winners. Dr. George’s hard work and recognition in the commmunity as one of San Diego’s best dentists has allowed him to be awarded this honor. […]

By | October 20th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentist, 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

Invisalign Series 2 – Types of Cases Invisalign Can Treat

Welcome to the second post in our Invisalign series. Our first post covered the basics of Invisalign®, and now we are going to explore a variety of different cases and scenarios for which Invisalign® may be the optimal solution. […]

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

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

Patient Testimonial – “Dr. George, You Are the Best”

We recently received this wonderful hand written note from a happy patient and just had to share it with you. Tony Higgins was 82 years old when he came to us searching for orthodontic and cosmetic dental care. We provided him with two different services – orthodontics on his upper teeth and two new veneers. Now five years later he is still actively playing the saxophone and showing off his beautiful smile.  […]

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