Central Park Orthodontics
George Pliakas, DDS, MS:
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Central Park Orthodontics
George Pliakas, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

New York, NY (Upper West Side)













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Robert C. from Manhattan, New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I shopped around for an orthodontist and found others much more expensive. Dr. Pliatkis at CPO is an excellent dentist and his staff is patient, professional, and efficient. I’ve been seeing him for my daughter for over a year now. He is always on-time. Courteous. Professional. Explains proposed treatment/procedures patiently. An all-around nice person.

Celine D'Amore (Source: Google)


I never smiled on pictures because of my crooked teeth and at 28 I didn’t really want to wear braces. I am really glad I listened to Dr. Pliakas advice and finally got clear braces on. The orthodontic treatment was quick and I am really proud to show my beautiful smile now! Thank you Dr. Pliakas On top of that, Dr. Pliakas practice is really clean, his staff very friendly, it is a great environment. I definitely recommend going there if you want a straight, beautiful smile.

Lindsay R (Source: Zocdoc)


I just finished my Invisalign treatment with Dr, Pliakas and I am in love with the results. I can’t stop smiling. My teeth look great and the whole process was so easy. I did a lot of research to find a good orthodontist and I am so happy I found Dr. Pliakas. Every visit was a delight. Helen at the front desk is very nice and helpful and Dr. Pliakas is extremely knowledgeable and professional. My kids might need braces in a few years and I will return to Dr. Pliakas without a doubt

Eric E. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


My visits are always pleasant. The front desk is informative and provides you with all the info you need. The orthodontist and his assistant are also great. They usually have pretty good music playing in the background and they tried relentlessly to get all the perfect moldings of my teeth for the Invisalign. They game highly recommended by my dentist and so far they have not disappointedly. I would definitely recommend Central Park Orthodontist

Peter Grekos (Source: Google)


After an extensive search for an orthodontist, I found Dr. Pliakas. I am so glad I did. Dr. Pliakas is very gentle and detail oriented. You can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients. I am so happy with my smile now. Thank you so much Dr. Pliakas!

Carla C. from Wappingers Falls, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pliakas treated my daughter.  We are very happy with her smile and she has gotten numerous compliments 🙂   He always took his time and answered all of our questions. The fee we paid was very reasonable and the attention to insurance concerns couldn’t have been better. Dr. Pliakas also maintained communication with our general dentist.  This office goes above and beyond the call of duty! High five!

Celine D. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


I never smiled on pictures because of my crooked teeth and at 28 I didn’t really want to wear those ugly metal braces. I did a lot of research to find a great and reliable orthodontist in the city. I found Dr. Pliakas who is a board-certified, well experienced orthodontist who studied in the best schools (Havard, Columbia etc…). During the free consultation Dr. Pliakas explained the few options I had (clear braces, invisalign etc…). He was never pushy and took the time to answer all my questions. I am really glad I listened to Dr. Pliakas advice and finally got clear braces on. The orthodontic treatment was quick and I am really proud to show my beautiful smile now! Thank you Dr. Pliakas! On top of that, Dr. Pliakas practice is really clean and his staff very friendly, which for me was as important as the treatment. I definitely recommend going there if you want a straight, beautiful smile.

Joanny Ruiz (Source: Google)


I enthusiastically recommend Central Park Orthodontics and Dr. George Pliakas. The staff is so professional and his expertise shines through in the high quality of his work. It is a beautiful state-of-the-art office with all the modern amenities my daughter and I love. I am just so happy I found this office. I researched, asked around, and visited several Manhattan offices trying to find the best place to take my 12 year old daughter to get her braces. There really was no competition when you have a smart Board Certified orthodontist like Dr. George. Dr. George is awesome with teenagers and truly dedicated to giving his patients the best experience. I can attest to that!

Irene Panikidis (Source: Google)


I have had a great experience at Central Park Orthodontics! They were understanding to my situation and worked with me to get the best result. Dr. Pliakas, as well as everyone else, puts you at ease and is able to make every visit comfortable and enjoyable-well as enjoyable as an orthodontic visit can get! He is very knowledgeable and talented in his work and I would definitely recommend him! I haven’t had the easiest time regarding my teeth but it has progressed wonderfully.

Lewis W. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pliakas and his office manager Helen are wonderful.  He gave us a thorough overview of treatment in a gentle, informative and friendly manner and Helen set us up with an affordable payment plan.  The whole process was seamless and welcoming.

Diego L. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Last week Doctor Pliakas removed my braces and I couldn’t be happier with the result. After checking a lot of orthodontics in Manhattan he is the only one that gave me the retainers I wanted, the braces I wanted, the price that I wanted and made me feel comfortable. He is very perfectionist and experienced. The clinic is new, very clean and comfortable, the staff is so friendly and helpful always with a smile. Prices are more than reasonable. Plus location is great! I’ll recommend them 100%.

Zoe Attridge (Source: Google)


I could not be happier with my experience at Central Park Orthodontics. Dr. Pliakas made what seemed like an incredibly daunting experience in the beginning an absolute breeze. Appointments were always on time, easy to make and change, and everyone was incredibly welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I am thrilled with my invisalign results. Do not hesitate to bring your business here.

Valerie B. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


Months ago I found myself on Yelp looking for an orthodontist that was just right for me. I was a little suspicious about all the 5-star reviews and visited several orthodontists for consultations before making the decision to go with Central Park Ortho. The office was clean, Helen at reception was friendly and Dr. Pliakas really listened to my concerns and helped me understand the plan to get results I’d be happy with. Helen explained my payment schedule and how insurance would be handled moving forward – no confusion and no pressure to commit. When my search was done, I came back to CPO and have been an Invisalign patient with Dr. Pliakas for 9 months. My smile is everything I’d hoped for and worth every penny! Every appointment was friendly, fast, easy and Helen made me feel comfortable each and every visit. She worked with my schedule and always made me feel welcome. Dr. Pliakas is absolutely the best choice on the Upper West Side. If you’re looking for the perfect place and perfect smile, this is it. 5 stars well deserved. 🙂

Sierra L. from Baltimore, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pliakas and his team has made the decision to invest in adult braces a breeze! I couldn’t be more satisfied with the office, the pricing, and my specific treatment plan. Don’t waste your time with other dentist/orthodontist who are pushy and unable to provide you with options. Visit Dr. Pliakas, Helen and the Central Park Orthodontics team right away!

Doria H. from CA, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Pliakas is wonderful. I’ve been coming here for one year for my clear braces. The price is competitive. After several consultations among other places, I decided to go with Dr.Pliakas and I haven’t regretted my decision since. The office is clean, modern and most importantly the location is very convenient from both my school and work. Take the B or C line, the office is right next to the 87th street exit. Such a huge relief to go in for visit in NY brutal winter weather. Dr.Pliakas is professional and gentle and never once makes the adjustment painful. All my friends were surprised how invisible my brace looks and I’ve already recommend Dr.Pliakas to two of my friends. If you want great work done by great people with no shady pricing, this is the place to go!

Michelle C (Source: Zocdoc)


We had a wonderful consultation with Dr.Pliakas for my daughter, Talia. He reviewed the reasons he felt Talia would benefit from treatment and discussed the different options for braces and Invisalign and their pros and cons. We had gone to another office on the Upper West Side for a consultation before a friend recommended Central Park Orthodontics, but Talia felt so comfortable with Dr.Pliakas and is excited to get her braces, so we made an appointment to get started with him next week. The office is beautiful and super clean, and the receptionist, Helen, was very helpful in setting up a payment plan that would maximize our insurance benefits and our FSA account. Since Talia’s appointment, we have discovered that 3 more of her friends see Dr.Pliakas for their braces. They’re all happy and I can understand why!

Natasa K. from Williamsburg, NY (Source: Yelp)


Best Kept Secret on the Upper West Side Dr. Pliakas is a wonderful orthodontist. His work is phenomenal. After several consultations with strong candidates across the city, I chose to proceed with him and have not regretted it to date. The pricing is competitive. Offices are beautiful and serene, overlooking Central Park. Staff is friendly and efficient, including his wonderful front-office associate, and rarely have we had to wait more than 5 minutes. The results have been fast, efficient and effective, to a point where my dentist remarked on the results. He is aware of all the most recent technologies and developments in the area of orthodontics. Moreover, he is a wonderful person: calm, bright, talented and very funny. He’s modest about his education and training (inc. Harvard). Absent recommendation, I never would have known he existed given his nascent practice. I am very glad I did. Recommend him without caveat to anyone living on the UWS, and beyond.

Sophia M (Source: Zocdoc)


I had Invisalign treatment with Dr. Pliakas and I love how my teeth look. Dr. Pliakas is gentle and caring. The office has the most up-to-date equipment and is very modern. Dr. Pliakas has degrees from Harvard and Columbia University and much experience. Need I say more?!

lindsay 06 (Source: Google)


I just finished my Invisalign treatment with Dr, Pliakas and I am in love with the results. I can’t stop smiling. My teeth look great and the whole process was so easy. I did a lot of research to find a good orthodontist and I am so happy I found Dr. Pliakas. Every visit was a delight. Helen at the front desk is very nice and helpful and Dr. Pliakas is extremely knowledgeable and professional. My kids might need braces in a few years and I will return to Dr. Pliakas without a doubt!

Mei P. from Manhattan, New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Central Park Orthodontics if you are looking for an orthodontic treatment for your child or for yourself. Dr. Pliakas is very patient and professional. The treatment coordinator, Helen, is extremely professional, friendly and welcoming. Compared to other dental and orthodontic practices, this office is not overly “commercialized” and is instead genuinely patient-driven. We like the overall calmness of the office and the timeliness of the visits. During my son’s almost two-year-long treatment, we almost never had to wait. Every visit was smooth and non-stressful. Should my younger son need orthodontic treatment in the future, I would bring him to see Dr. Pliakas in a heartbeat.

Koushi S. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


These guys are awesome.  I chose this office from 5 different orthodontists I met with when I decided to get braces – they were the best then and I feel the same today.  Also, it’s not something people really think about, but their front office person, Helen, is so on top of things. She never drops the ball, is always friendly, follows up on everything she says she will and works well with other offices – I’ve never once had to sit on the phone with insurance to argue about anything. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Alexandra K (Source: Zocdoc)


When we were looking for our orthodontist we asked anyone who had a smile we really liked and that’s how we found Dr. Pliakas.The office is amazing and Dr. Pliakas treats our children like family. He explains everything and makes the process comfortable,effective and pleasant. We are still in the process and truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience .

Lan Zhou (Source: Google)


I cannot recommend Dr. Pliakas and his team (mostly Helen) enough. They provide the best treatment/service you can find in NYC and are very honest and down to earth throughout the entire process. The cost is very reasonable as well considering the qualifications that Dr. Pliakas has. My case is not easy and Dr. Pliakas was able to help me achieve what I want using Invisalign. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

Haris Neziric (Source: Google)


Our 10-year old son is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment here and so far we’re impressed with the results. Dr. George Pliakas, and entire staff, are always very welcoming and will provide you with all the information about the treatment and ongoing steps. Office is very clean and modern looking and there’s no wait time at all. Their perfect score/reviews are well deserved. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Jenn C. from Manhattan, NY (Source: Yelp)


If you’re looking for a doctor to straighten those pearly whites… Dr. Pliakas is you guy! After a long search, and multiple recommendations, I started treatment with Dr. Pliakas several months ago and am extremely pleased. My first appointment was a complementary consult. I did a little background check and found out that he went to Harvard for college and Columbia for Dentistry and Orthodontics. So that was a bonus. Dr. Pliakas explained what he could do for my issue and gave me multiple options. That was nice because the doctors I saw before didn’t bother. Dr. Pliakas explained the pros and cons to each and gave me his recommendation (which was Not the most expensive option!). I chose clear braces and am super happy with my choice (gonna try to post a pic). My teeth were sore and I noticed their presence the first few days but that was it. I’m generally a huge baby at the dentist but he was super gentle and has a calm, relaxed personality. I can’t say enough about how happy I am with my braces. I highly recommend!!!!

Alla M. from Great Kills, NY (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pliakas is my son’s orthodontist. He fulfills his profession as orthodontist to the maximum potential, if not even more! His appointments are always well managed and on time, he takes as much time as needed with my son. He taught my son how to manage his braces and keep them in top tier shape. I couldn’t be any happier with the overall result with Dr. Pliakas as our orthodontist and I recommend to anyone who seeks a bright, and perfect smile.

Devi K. from Forest Hills, NY (Source: Yelp)


I went to Dr. Pliakas to get a consultation for my 2 kids. The office looks very modern and clean. The receptionist and assistant are very warm and friendly. They answered in details of what my insurance covered. I had read somewhere that if you start the treatment of braces when the children are young, that there is better retention and less likely for teeth to relapse. Dr. Pliakas saw my daughter who is 9 (a mouth breather), but he told me her dental age is of a 6 year old and that we need to wait until she gets her molars in to do the braces. As for my 11 1/2 year old son, he has a deep bite that was affecting his speech. Dr. Pliakas did the consultation and came up with a treatment plan. My son has been wearing braces for 6 months now, I can see the changes that are taking place and his speech has improved at a much faster rate compared to years of speech therapy which he still goes for. I can’t wait for my daughter to get her molars in so we can get started with her as well. I love the place, but most of all it’s my son who is happy with Dr. Pliakas which says a lot.

Adam C. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Can’t recommend these guys enough. I have seen Dr Pilakis over the past couple years as he fixed my very crooked class 3 bite with Invisalign. Incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I went to see a lot of the “best orthodontists in Manhattan” and he blew them all away.

Mila Bernabó (Source: Google)


My experience at Central Park Orthodontics was so great! From Helen at the front desk to Dr. Pilakas — everyone was super nice, friendly and accommodating. I went fairly often throughout my treatment and it ended up feeling like home! Dr. Pilakas is a perfectionist, which is good if you want perfect teeth 🙂 He was always transparent, explained everything thoroughly, and had a great sense of humor whenever I tried to get away with wearing my retainers/rubber bands for less time. I highly recommend Central Park Orthodontics to everyone! I traveled all the way from Brooklyn and it was well worth it!

Brian K (Source: Google)


Didn’t realize when I made the appointment that I would step into such a modern office, friendly receptionist, topped with a very knowledgeable orthodontist. During consultation, the doctor showed me my kids’ images on a big monitor and set my expectations on how long the braces will be on for. He is very gentle, warm and friendly…. a true hidden gem.

Bev W. from Union City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pliakas and his staff are absolutely amazing! After receiving a few consultations for braces and Invisalign from various orthodontists, I ultimately chose Central Park Orthondontics as Dr. Pliakas listened and addressed all my concerns in one-go. He’s very experienced, knowledgeable, and realistic about Invisalign (as well as other options) and what it can do for his patients. Dr. Pliakas is a perfectionist, wanting to make sure his patients not only leave with a great smile, but to also correct any misalignment that might not be in view — which is exactly what I want in an orthodontist! Throughout my year with Invisalign, I’ve had to stop by the office for either attachments or routine check-ups, and the experience has always been very pleasant. Helen, the office manager, is wonderful as she’s always been so kind and welcoming, and is clearly very knowledgeable about dental work, the process, and insurance. The office is very clean and modern, with a great music selection playing in the background. The prices for Invisalign are reasonable and fair. I had a bit of an unique situation due to a foreseeable move, but Dr. Pliakas and his team graciously helped me with my Invisalign and transition when the time came. I would definitely recommend Central Park Orthodontist!

Tamsyn P. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough about CPO. I did Invisalign and it was a complete success. There were a number of appointments throughout the process and the staff made everything easy by being very professional and friendly. All of my appointments were on time and went smoothly because the entire staff is organized and efficient. I had a wonderful experience at CPO and recommend it fully for anyone in need of orthodontic work.

Jackie M (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Pliakas and his staff are amazing. Dr. Pliakas has a beautiful modern office with the latest technology. My son got his braces taken off exactly in the time frame estimated and we were very happy with the results. There were no surprise fees. All the fees were neatly explained from the beginning. I highly recommend Dr. Pliakas.

Nazish Munir (Source: Google)


Somebody who has always had a tremendous fear of dentists, I have only ever had a wonderful experience with Dr. Pliakas every single visit. When I came to New York and was looking for an orthodontist for my treatment, I visited atleast more than 10 different orthodontists on the upper west side alone. This office was by far the best, the cleanest, with the most friendly and professional vibe. Dr. George and his team are very professional and accommodating. Most of all, Dr. George himself is very professional in his treatment, he always makes sure to explain what he is doing before he does it and his hand is mild and comforting always. I would surely recommend his office and his treatment to anyone looking for a fantastic experience with their treatment!

María Andreina G. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


From the very start I was so pleased with this office! They offer complimentary consultation which is absolutely great! The doctor reviewed my treatment options with me and answered all my questions. I decided to go with clear braces after all of his explanation and amazing fees!! I would definitely recommend this office.