Invisalign & Teens


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Dear Dr. Barakat,

My daughter is interested in getting Invisalign Teen to straighten her teeth. As a mom, I’m worried she won’t wear them as needed, or worse, she will lose them! Any advice?


Dear Concerned Parent,

We love being able to offer our teen patients Invisalign. When a teen is a good candidate, there are many benefits to Invisalign Teen, including more comfort in playing musical instruments and sports and no food restrictions. Because Invisalign Teen is removable, it makes brushing and flossing a breeze!

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As a parent, I understand your concerns about the potential lack of wear and possible loss of the Invisalign. The great news is that in our practice and clinical studies, we have seen teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended! The motivation to do a great job comes from not wanting to wear braces.

During our Invisalign Teen patients’ regular visits to our office, we evaluate their progress and can easily determine if they are wearing their Invisalign as instructed. As I said before, we have been very impressed by our teens!

To remove the stress of losing the Invisalign, we now have the ability to order a few replacement aligners at no charge to our patients.

So you see, it’s a win-win for all. If your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, don’t hesitate because of compliance concerns, we have you covered!


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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