Did you know the Barakat Orthodontics team provides early orthodontic solutions for children with their Invisalign First system? The treatment’s goal is to help kids prevent dental problems down the road.
Referred to as a “Phase One” treatment, it is an intervention designed to halt and treat problems that are developing while still in the early, easiest-to-treat stage. While it is common for parents to begin having their child’s smile evaluated for orthodontics when they are in their pre-teen years, early intervention, as early as 7, can make a big difference. This can mean treating their developing problems before they require more intrusive treatments later on in life.
How Does Invisalign First Work?
First, our orthodontist will screen your child’s mouth as early as age 7 to see if it needs orthodontic intervention while their jaw is growing. Aligning the jaws early can help your child avoid future orthodontic problems, including the following:
• The development of their arches and expanding narrow arches
• Undesirable spacing between teeth or overcrowding
• Fixing overbites, underbites, crossbites, and overjets
• Shifting protruding teeth
• Aligning their teeth properly
Invisalign First clear aligners also help your child keep a healthier mouth as the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing their teeth, unlike braces.
These clear aligners are also comfortable, as their smooth design doesn’t involve discomfort from braces with brackets that rub and wires that can poke soft tissues. This system essentially corrects your child’s oral health issues while providing them with a positive orthodontic experience in the process.
Dr. Rana Barakat, a board-certified specialist in Orthodontics, has been proudly serving Northern Virginia for more than 20-years! She has built her practice on a personal touch and excellent treatment.
As a parent, she understands wanting the best for your children by giving them beautiful, confident smiles. She makes it a priority to ensure optimal results, but also believes that each patient’s experience during treatment is just as important as the clinical result. As the 2015-16 President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Barakat’s dedication and expertise reflect why her peers continue to nominate her as a Top Dentist.
Barakat Orthodontics is located at 45745 Nokes Blvd., Ste. 175, Sterling, VA 20166. Connect by visiting them online, or get social with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.