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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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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The Barakat Team is Celebrating Orthodontic Appreciation Week!

By |2018-04-03T08:57:15+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Orthodontic Appreciation Week 2018 takes place from June 4-8 and it's time to show your thanks to Dr. Barakat and her orthodontic team who have done their best to make your smile bright. This is a great time of year to practice your smile and offer a heartfelt thanks to the people throughout your orthodontist's [...]

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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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A Few Conveniences and Benefits of Invisalign Braces

By |2018-01-16T08:39:52+00:00February 1st, 2018|Blog|

Have you been told you need braces?  Is your head spinning with all the information your orthodontist provided?  Choosing between traditional braces and Invisalign is a big decision.  Most people tend to choose traditional braces, probably because they don’t understand how easy and convenient Invisalign really is! Convenience is an absolute must today. Whether at [...]

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National Orthodontic Health Month is Here!

By |2018-01-16T08:35:15+00:00October 1st, 2017|Blog|

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month with us! October brings lots of changes and new experiences...cooler weather, crackling leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween! For orthodontists across the country, October brings National Orthodontic Health Month and an opportunity to remind patients of some care and safety basics for their orthodontia. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has [...]

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The Benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics

By |2018-01-16T08:32:12+00:00September 1st, 2017|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is pleased to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment to our patients who are looking to reduce their time in braces or Invisalign®. On average, patients wear braces for 12-36 months. However, new technologies developed within the orthodontic field provide an accelerated course of treatment so you can be finished with braces up to 50% [...]

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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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