Everything You Need To Know About The Use Of Palatal Expanders In Children

By |2018-07-20T20:12:29+00:00November 1st, 2018|Blog|

A palatal expander is used by orthodontists to widen the upper jaw of a child's mouth. This widening of the upper jaw can help to ensure that there is enough room in the child's mouth when their permanent teeth come in. When determining whether or not you'd like to use a palatal expander for your [...]

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National Orthodontic Health Month Comes to Barakat Orthodontics

By |2018-10-01T11:16:42+00:00October 1st, 2018|Blog|

When kids and parents think of October, they think of Halloween, bags full of candy, jack o’ lanterns, and pumpkin spice lattes!  When Dr. Barakat thinks of October, She thinks of beautiful smiles! October brings National Orthodontic Health Month, a time to focus on and celebrate great oral care and the work that goes into [...]

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Does Getting Braces Hurt?

By |2018-07-08T08:48:31+00:00September 1st, 2018|Blog|

One of the biggest questions many have patients have when they hear that they need orthodontic treatment is a simple, "Does it hurt?" Having a great smile and a healthy mouth is important, but the idea of months or even years of discomfort in order to get that treatment seems daunting, especially if they've heard [...]

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Text Us! Barakat Orthodontics Can Now Text Our Patients!

By |2018-07-20T20:27:05+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is excited to announce that our patients can now text us! We now offer a “Virtual Consultation Smile Assessment” for orthodontic services.  How does this work? You simply take a series of photos of your mouth and send them to us. After we receive the photos, Dr. Barakat will review them and one [...]

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Propel And Acceledent Now Offered By Dr. Barakat

By |2018-04-09T12:18:58+00:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics and Invisalign Center is excited to announce that we will now offer the Propel line of products, including the VPro5™ , the Excellerator™ Series of drivers and the Acceledent in our Sterling office. The Propel line of products offers both at-home and in-office options. The VPro5 aligner seater can be used at home [...]

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3 Reasons to Use an Invisalign Center for Treatment

By |2018-03-13T09:56:22+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|

If you're less than thrilled with your smile due to crowding, an overbite, unsightly gaps or crooked teeth, Invisalign provided by Barakat Orthodontics and Invisalign Center may be the solution for you! Using a series of clear plastic aligners, an Invisalign system can gradually straighten your teeth without the inconvenience of conventional braces. There are [...]

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All The Orthodontic Benefits of Invisalign Teen

By |2018-03-05T08:39:02+00:00March 1st, 2018|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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The Benefits of Invisalign Teen®

By |2017-06-30T16:08:26+00:00March 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+00:00August 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+00:00June 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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