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Braces For Children Under 10 in La Jolla

One of the most common questions I get asked by my patients who have kids is how early is too early to consider braces? My answer is that these days, it is wise to start an orthodontics plan early on and that many parents are getting braces for children under 10 in La Jolla to jump-start the process. This is [...]

La Jolla Orthodontics Can Ease Jaw Pain

When you think of braces, you probably associate them with cosmetic treatment and an improved bite. While orthodontic care can certainly improve the look and function of your teeth, La Jolla orthodontics offer another important benefit. If you suffer from jaw pain, stiffness, or other symptoms of TMJ Disorder, braces can ease your discomfort and improve your quality of life. Dental misalignment, especially serious malocclusion, can put a lot of pressure on your jaw joints. In response, the nearby tissues may become inflamed or the joints themselves can be damaged. Dr. Georgaklis offers several types of San Diego orthodontics, and he will choose the type that is most suited to your needs. […]

By | March 10th, 2015|braces, Orthodontics, TMJ Disorder|0 Comments

Treatments to Include in Your Smile Makeover in San Diego

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, you may be uncertain about the best treatment for you. Perhaps you have more than one type of blemish that you would like to correct. If so, you may be a great candidate for a smile makeover at our San Diego practice. A La Jolla smile makeover allows you to choose several procedures to achieve your desired results. Dr. Georgaklis will provide a full consultation, and he will help you select the optimal procedures for your goals and dental health. […]

By | January 26th, 2015|cosmetic dentistry, smile makeover|0 Comments

Will Children Benefit from Orthodontics in San Diego?

If you had braces when you were young, you probably wore them in your teenage years. In fact, you may have been late into high school before the braces finally came off. However, new standards of treatment mean that the age range for braces is starting to change. Today, many dentists, including Dr. Georgaklis, understand the importance of La Jolla orthodontics for younger children. By beginning treatment early, your dentist may be able to correct malocclusion (significant bite misalignment). At a complete evaluation, Dr. Georgaklis will determine your child’s candidacy for orthodontics in San Diego. […]

By | January 16th, 2015|braces, children's dentistry, Orthodontics|0 Comments

San Diego Dentist Answers Short-Term Orthodontics FAQs

If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your smile and straighten your teeth, your San Diego dentist makes it easier than ever to stick to your goals. Thanks to his patented Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM treatment, you could enjoy a stunning, healthy smile by June! Using clear brackets and wires, your La Jolla dentist can correct misalignment, reduce your risk for TMJ Disorder, and prevent dental decay. A true leader in the field, Dr. George Georgaklis has had great success with this innovative treatment, which has been featured in Dentistry Today. Before you undergo orthodontic care, it is important to be as informed about your treatment as possible. Read on for some commonly asked questions regarding short-term braces. […]

5 Reasons to Choose San Diego Short-Term Braces

Like many adults, you may long for a straighter smile. You may never have had braces as a child, or your teeth have since shifted, leaving you feeling self-conscious about your grin. Whatever the reason, you dream of a straighter smile that you can share with confidence. However, you may also dread the thought of braces, and you would almost rather deal with crooked teeth than with several years of orthodontic care. If this sounds familiar, you may be an excellent candidate for La Jolla short-term braces. This type of braces works much like traditional braces, but thanks to advanced treatment planning, they can transform your smile in about six months. At your first consultation, Dr. Georgaklis can determine whether you are a good candidate for San Diego short-term braces. […]

By | December 8th, 2014|accelerated orthodontics, braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Braces Behind Teeth

When it comes to straightening your smile, traditional metal braces are not the only solution. Today, Dr. George Georgaklis offers a diverse range of orthodontic treatments that are much more subtle. Clear aligners and tooth-colored braces are great options. Another choice that often goes overlooked are lingual braces, or braces behind teeth. These devices work much like traditional braces, and they are made up of metal brackets connected by a wire. At regular intervals, Dr. Georgaklis will tighten the wire to gradually realign your teeth. Because lingual braces require specialized skill, not every orthodontist is equipped to provide this type of treatment. Fortunately, thanks to his consummate skill and advanced training, Dr. Georgaklis proudly provides braces behind teeth at his La Jolla office. […]

By | December 2nd, 2014|braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

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 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

“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
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