First Visit

At Barakat Orthodontics, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to give you the amazing smile you’ve always dreamt of. We understand that choosing to begin orthodontic care is a stressful decision, and we always strive to do everything we can to make the experience pleasant—and enjoyable. In our office, you’ll find that we have the latest technology available to ensure that your treatment will be both as gentle as possible, and highly effective. You will also find that Dr. Barakat and her team are passionate about ensuring you receive customized care, as well as a warm and welcoming experience from start to finish.

Your New Smile Begins With An Initial Office Visit And Consultation.

In your initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Barakat and our experienced orthodontics team. You will learn more about orthodontic treatment, receive a complete initial exam, and hear about your treatment options. Most importantly, you can expect a warm reception when you visit our office for the first time. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will ensure that you are not just a number to us.

During your first visit, Dr. Barakat will:

  • Conduct a thorough, detailed study of the bite and jaws;
  • Discuss your orthodontic needs;
  • Provide treatment recommendations;
  • Provide an estimated treatment time; and
  • Discuss payment plan options.

At Barakat Orthodontics, we are here for you to answer all of your questions and make sure that you are completely comfortable with the orthodontic process.

What Happens Next On The Journey To A Beautiful New Smile?

After your initial consultation, we will schedule your first appointment with Dr. Barakat to place your orthodontic appliance. Our team will do everything to make sure you are completely comfortable as you begin your journey to having a beautiful smile!

An essential part of your orthodontic treatment is visiting Dr. Barakat on a regular a basis. We will work with you to make sure the timing is as convenient as possible for you. At Barakat Orthodontics, we know that your time is valuable. Just contact our friendly administrative staff to assist with your individual scheduling requirements.

Don’t Forget To Visit Your Family Dentist During Your Orthodontic Treatment.

Even though you are regularly receiving orthodontic care, you still need to visit your family dentist once every six months as you would normally for teeth cleanings and dental check-ups.

Discover Our Orthodontic Options For Children.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, every child should have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. At this point, Dr. Barakat may recommend interceptive treatment for harmful habits or pressing orthodontic problems. More often, a future follow up appointment will be recommended, which will allow her to monitor your child’s dental and facial growth patterns. With proper observation, the right treatment can be provided at the ideal time to ensure the best possible orthodontic outcome for your child. Most children begin orthodontic treatment when most or all of their permanent teeth have erupted. Dr. Barakat will determine the specific needs of your child after the initial evaluation.

Orthodontic Treatment Is Ideal For Adults Of Every Age.

Fortunately, there is no age limit to orthodontic treatment. More and more adults are realizing the benefits of orthodontic treatment, which include improvement in overall dental health, increased confidence, and a healthy bite. It’s never too late to have beautiful, straight teeth and a perfect smile. Advanced technologies and the development of new treatment modalities now allow adults to get an amazing smile, with virtually undetectable appliances. One such popular treatment is Invisalign. Dr. Barakat has been Invisalign certified since 1999. For more information about our adult orthodontic treatments, please contact our office. We will be happy to help.