Central Park Orthodontics Gives New York City Residents a Reason to Smile
The Dr. Pliakas Smile Assessment provides patients with a full office tour, a comprehensive orthodontic exam, and a thorough treatment consultation with Dr. Pliakas. This package, a $260 value, is currently complimentary at Central Park Orthodontics and carries no obligation.
Why is Central Park Orthodontics providing this complimentary service? "A healthy smile can make such a difference in someone's life," explains Dr. Pliakas, "but some people hesitate to take that first step. I want to give people the chance to start a conversation, to at least find out what's possible."
Patients who decide to proceed with treatment after their complimentary smile assessment can also take advantage of the flexible financial options at Central Park Orthodontics. In addition to being in-network with most PPO insurance plans, Central Park Orthodontics also helps patients accomplish their ideal smiles by offering in-house, interest-free monthly payment options, as well as providing a set of retainers after orthodontic treatment at no additional cost.
Along with the improved confidence that a great looking smile can bring, orthodontic care has also been shown to have notable health benefits. Properly aligned bites ensure that pressure distributes equally when someone chews or bites down. As a result, patients who have undergone quality orthodontic care may avoid problems later in life such as headaches or TMJ discomfort.
Central Park Orthodontics offers a variety of potential treatments to ensure that each patient receives care that fits his or her unique needs. In addition to metal braces, Dr. Pliakas can also fit patients with clear braces, lingual "behind the teeth" braces, or removable, clear Invisalign aligners. Any of these latter choices can be a great option for patients who want a more discreet treatment.
"Here on the Upper West Side, I find that adults and teenagers alike like Invisalign,"
Of course, even the most advanced treatment can only be effective if its provider cares about a patient's individual needs. This is where Dr. George Pliakas and his staff truly shine. Central Park Orthodontics has built its reputation around treating every patient like a member of the family. Each patient's treatment plan is uniquely personalized, and treatment only begins once a patient or patient's parents feel 100% confident. To accomplish this, Dr. Pliakas takes a consultative approach, through which he listens carefully to his patients' wishes and concerns and takes the time to educate them on their treatment options, as well as the reasoning behind his recommendations.
"I say to my patients, 'You're the one starting this treatment, not me,'" Dr. Pliakas explains. "I don't ever want a patient to start a treatment until they feel it's the best choice for them."
Dr. George Pliakas's expertise stems from his extensive education at some of the top schools in the world as much as from his 10+ years of orthodontic experience. He holds a B.A. in Biology from Harvard, a Master of Science in Biology from Tufts University, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. As a further testament to his dedication to orthodontics and his patients, Dr. Pliakas has undergone the rigorous process of becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association of Orthodontists.
Patients who are interested in taking advantage of the complimentary Dr. Pliakas Smile Assessment, which includes a full office tour, a comprehensive orthodontic exam, and a thorough treatment consultation with Dr. Pliakas, can call Central Park Orthodontics at (212)362-4400 (tel:(212)%20362-
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