Some Words About Us
Dr. Clifton Georgaklis began practicing adult orthodontics and general dentistry in Brookline, MA in 1991. Now the practice focuses on adult cosmetic orthodontics offering Straight Teeth in 6 Months with Clear braces or Invisible braces, also called Lingual braces. Many now advertise our technnique without really practicing 6 Month Braces, but we are the only office that is actually able to finish 90% of cases in 6 months. Our pictures really tell the story.
Dr. Georgaklis lectures to dentists and orthdontists on his novel 6 month orthodontic technique. Many come to his Brookline office from throughout the country to observe Six Month Braces. He has been featured on Channel 7 news and treated many well-known dentists as orthodontic patients. Dr Georgaklis’ Rapidbraces technique has changed how adult orthodontics is being practiced worldwide, and has spawned various popular offshoots such as “6 Month Smiles” and Fastbraces since he published his technique in Dentistry Today in 1999.
What has separated his treatment for the past 20 years from conventional orthodontics is his focus on ESTHETIC dentistry, approaching the end result like a cosmetic dentist. He gives you your BEST smile, with unique services such as tooth and gum sculpting and SMILE DESIGN, a NO RETAINER option (it’s behind teeth- even on the uppers), or free removable retainers (most charge $500 extra). Most orthodontists see 50-100 patients per day, while we see only 8-12 patients which tells you how different our personalized treatment approach is. The cost is equal or less than conventional 1 – 2 year orthodontic treatment, and he can show you quality results he has published on 6-month braces because he was the first to originate the concept in 1991. This is truly the latest frontier in Cosmetic Dentistry. There are now numerous offices copying Dr Georgaklis’ 6 Month Technique and treatment philosophy as his articles and lectures have spread throughout the US and Europe. We are confident we can give you the smile you want in less time with Rapidbraces.
How We Do It
First we do a cleaning, any necessary fillings, and address other basic dental problems. Then the teeth are straightened in only 6 months, using clear, metal or invisible braces BEHIND THE TEETH. Part of the procedure involves sanding between teeth or sometimes removing a tooth. Very often patients also notice a more comfortable bite, less wear on crooked teeth, less food collection in between teeth and fewer gum problems in the future. The teeth are moved small distances so they stay straight! After treatment the teeth are held in place with either retainers or splinted (connected) behind the teeth so no relapse is possible. At the last visit other cosmetic treatments such as gum and tooth reshaping and bleaching can be provided for a dramatic final result. As a skilled general dentist Dr. Georgaklis has a lot of experience in these other cosmetic modalities.