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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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New Office Photos

We are very excited to share with you some new photos of the office! A good friend of ours was in recently and took some great images that really showcase our office. We are still located in the La Jolla/UTC area and would love to see you sometime soon! […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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.  […]

Dr. George Wins San Diego Magazine’s Top Dentist Award

Every year San Diego Magazine seeks to create a list of San Diego’s best dentists. The SD Magazine partners with San Diego County’s dentists and asks them to identify the “Top Dentists” in the area by voting for other dentists that they feel are worthy of recognition as one of the best dentists in San Diego. After the voting takes place, the SD Magazine validates the licensing of nominated dentists and then establishes a list of the top dentists based on those that received a certain number of votes. […]

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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.  […]

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