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When parents think of orthodontic treatment, they might imagine it starts in middle school or high school. But, did you know kids as young as 6 are candidates for intervention if an orthodontist sees issues that may need early treatment? Barakat Orthodontics, a top 1% Invisalign provider, is excited to share they now offer a choice for young patients, ages 6 to 10, that’s different than traditional orthodontic appliances and braces — called Invisalign First!

Invisalign First is a new treatment that can improve a young child’s smile — even those that still have baby teeth. This new opportunity is designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.

Invisalign First is designed to fit smaller teeth and accommodate gaps and new tooth growth. And, like Invisalign for adults and adolescents, your child’s clear aligners are comfortable for little smiles! Parents won’t worry about rubbing brackets or poking wires that sometimes come with traditional metal braces. Invisalign First’s clear aligners are removable, making it easier for growing children to brush and floss, and can even help with oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

To find out if your child is a candidate for Invisalign First, schedule a free in-person or virtual consultation with Barakat Orthodontics. They’re happy to evaluate your child, educate you on treatment options, as well as answer common questions like:

• Is an orthodontist the right professional to address my child’s smile health?
• Is early treatment really necessary… can’t my child wait until they are older?
• How is Invisalign treatment different than other orthodontic options?
• Are there any restrictions on what my child can eat while in treatment?

The Barakat Orthodontics team looks forward to hearing from you and helping your child achieve a happy, healthy smile!


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 FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.


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