Barakat Orthodontics is an Elite Invisalign® Provider!

By | 2017-11-13T08:10:21+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is proud to announce that we have achieved the status of Elite Invisalign Provider! When looking for an orthodontist, you want to select someone who has plenty of experience. As an Elite Invisalign Provider, Dr. Barakat has reached a high level of Invisalign case experience. She is in the distinguished top 5% of [...]

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Orthodontics for Adults

By | 2017-06-30T16:09:32+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Each year, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they always wanted. People of all ages are choosing to straighten their teeth. The advancements in technology and materials provide many options that suit most every lifestyle. Treatment Options In the constantly evolving world of orthodontics, the requirements of adult patients are easily [...]

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The Benefits of Invisalign Teen®

By | 2017-06-30T16:08:26+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Do you need braces but are concerned about how they'll make you look and feel? Maybe you still want to enjoy all your favorite foods and not worry about food getting stuck in your braces. Maybe you are in sports or music and are concerned about braces restricting your activities. Fortunately, there is a great [...]

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Elastics – They are pulling for you!

By | 2017-03-22T11:18:29+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Blog|

Successful orthodontic treatment primarily depends on two things: constant pressure and time. Sometimes it takes added force to move teeth and jaws into their correct positions. Elastics, also called rubber bands, have the pull to make that happen. But they won’t work without you. To achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’re working for, you must [...]

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Is palatal expansion is right for my child?

By | 2017-11-13T08:06:23+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Blog|

We recently had a mom ask us, "how do I know palatal expansion is right for my child?" Well, palatal expansion improves the way the upper and lower jaws and the upper and lower teeth work. It widens the jaw so there is sufficient room for permanent upper and lower teeth to come in. Expansion [...]

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Protect Your Smile—Wear a mouth guard!

By | 2017-03-22T10:51:19+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Blog|

April is designated as National Facial Protection Month by the American Association of Orthodontists.  If a mouth guard is not worn the results could range from broken teeth, loosened teeth, knocked out permanent teeth to jaw injury. This is why we encourage our patients regardless of what sport they play, that they wear a [...]

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