Types of Braces - How We Make Amazing Smiles!
Barakat Orthodontics has been serving the orthodontic needs of Northern VA patients since 1996. We specialize in orthodontics for patients of any age because we believe it is never too late for a beautiful healthy smile! We offer comprehensive treatment plans to meet your orthodontic needs in an effective and timely manner.
Barakat Orthodontics is conveniently located in Sterling, Virginia and serves patients from all over Northern Virginia. In particular, our office is in close proximity to the areas of Potomac Falls, Sterling, Ashburn, Cascades, Lowes Island, and Countryside, yet some of our patients come from as far away as Washington D.C. and Maryland.
Barakat Orthodontics is proud to be a Platinum Provider of Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®. Invisalign® is a revolutionary straightening system that utilizes clear aligner trays uniquely designed for your orthodontic requirements. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you.Learn More
Did your dentist just recommend orthodontic treatment? Have all your permanent teeth erupted and your smile could use a tweak? Are you disappointed that you have to get braces going into high school? Don’t be! Invisalign Teen® may be the solution for you. With Invisalign Teen®, no one will know you have braces. You can get the smile you’ve always wanted without drawing attention to your teeth!Learn More
Traditional braces are the most common type of braces, made of high-quality stainless steel or titanium. Traditional braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Traditional braces have come a long way over the years, becoming sleeker, smaller, and more comfortable. And that’s certainly something to smile about!Learn More
Clear braces have the same components as traditional braces, except the brackets are clear. They are made of ceramic or high-grade plastic and provide the same function as traditional braces, but with a heightened aesthetic appeal. Clear brackets present a less noticeable alternative to metal. Clear braces are used for the upper teeth in cases where the complexity of treatment is minimal.Learn More
Incognito Hidden Braces
Incognito Hidden Braces are another esthetic alternative for braces treatment. Placed on the back of your teeth, they are completely hidden when you smile. Incognito Hidden Braces are 100% customized to follow the contours of your teeth for comfort and performance. Your unique prescription, determined by Dr. Barakat, is built into your Incognito Hidden Braces. Your wires are bent to a precise shape with robotic technology.Learn More
Parent's Guide to Orthodontics
Is it time for your child or teen to get braces? Maybe you’ve noticed them having difficulty speaking clearly, or even the front teeth sticking out due to a long-gone thumb sucking habit. When it comes to your son or daughter getting braces, let this information from the American Association of Orthodontists serve as your guide to what every parent can expect.