How Do We Use Orthodontic X-Rays?

By |2019-01-29T09:42:53-04:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

The first analog x-ray was produced by the German physicist, Wilhelm Roentgen, in 1895. He made an X-ray of his wife's hand showing her ring as an opaque object. X-Rays have come a long way since then and you may be wondering how Barakat Orthodontics uses your x-ray images for treatment. Expanding use of the [...]

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How To Prepare For Your First Consultation

By |2019-02-04T08:15:24-04:00February 1st, 2019|Blog|

As you prepare for your orthodontic consultation, you might be feeling a little nervous. Don't worry! A consultation at Barakat Orthodontics is a great opportunity for you to get to know Dr. Barakat and get a better understanding of your options and the treatment process. Take a deep breath. You'll feel more confident about your [...]

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10 Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist

By |2018-12-31T11:02:49-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|

Choosing the right orthodontist can make all the difference between having a great experience and having a not-so- great one. It's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. When you're deciding which orthodontist to choose, set up consultations. You should meet with more than one orthodontist, and ask each of them questions that will tell [...]

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

By |2018-07-20T20:12:29-04:00November 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 |2018-10-01T11:16:42-04:00October 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 |2018-07-08T08:48:31-04:00September 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 |2018-07-20T20:27:05-04:00August 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 |2018-04-09T12:18:58-04:00July 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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The Barakat Team is Celebrating Orthodontic Appreciation Week!

By |2018-04-03T08:57:15-04:00June 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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