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“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

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

Help Your Teen Decide the Rubber Band Color for Braces

As every teenager knows and most parents understand, the color choice for braces can represent the personality of a given braces wearer. Therefore, at Dr. George’s blog we wanted to provide parents with several rubber band color options that you may consider with your teenager before your next La Jolla braces appointment. […]

By | October 18th, 2014|braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Dr. Georgaklis, What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces work like traditional braces but are invisible. The brackets are fastened to the insides – or the “lingual” side – of your teeth and are hidden from view, so no one will know you are wearing them. Lingual braces straighten teeth within the same amount of time metal braces do and according to each patient’s individual need. Lingual braces are great for teens and adult professionals who would benefit from more confidence as a result of the invisibility of lingual braces while maintaining great dental health. […]

By | October 18th, 2014|braces, lingual braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

La Jolla Orthodontics

At Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics of San Diego, we offer comprehensive orthodontic care with a focus on comfort and effectiveness of treatment. When you visit our office, we will strive to ensure that the appearance of your smile is quickly enhanced and that your dental health will endure for years to come. […]

By | October 18th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments
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