Scottsdale Braces & Invisalign Experts
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Your team at Opus1 Orthodontic Studio is ready to talk with you about your questions or concerns and help you take the first steps toward your beautiful new smile.
We proudly serve patients of all ages, so contact our Scottsdale office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Monika Barakat.
Monday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
The beautiful Opus1 Orthodontic Studio is conveniently located off Bell Road and the 101 freeway in north Scottsdale.
Nestled against the picturesque TPC Scottsdale golf course, home of the legendary Phoenix Open, our studio is an easy drive from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Carefree. We look forward to meeting you!
Your Trusted Scottsdale Orthodontist
Dr. Monika Barakat received her Bachelor’s of Art in Biology in 1999 from Kean University and her DMD degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, formerly New Jersey Dental School, in 2003. She went on to pursue further post-graduate training as part of a dual degree program at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
In addition to three years of specialty training in the orthodontic department, for which she was awarded a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, she also pursued and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree in 2006.
Over the course of the next 10 years, Dr. Barakat moved from New Jersey to Arizona, and continued to dedicate herself to practicing orthodontics in large practices, small private practices, and as an independent consultant.
She always dreamt of opening up her own practice, with the goal of demanding excellence of herself and those around her for the best possible patient outcomes. Soon after moving to Arizona and had found a home, she began to pursue that dream: after nearly two years of planning, Opus 1 Orthodontic Studio opened its doors in 2016.
Dr. Barakat is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group. She regularly attends conferences and continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest in orthodontic technology so that she can provide the highest quality treatments for her patients.
Braces with Opus 1 Orthodontic Studio are an excellent choice for correcting complex oral issues. Since the self-ligating braces systems Dr. Barakat uses can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning braces in Scottsdale can be cost-effective orthodontic option.
Braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth, then connected by wires. Self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic bands, so there will be less friction placed on your teeth during treatment. Over time, gentle pressure and regular adjustments with Dr. Barakat will gradually move your teeth into more optimal, healthier positions!
Invisalign is incredibly popular with patients and orthodontists in Scottsdale, and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every 1-2 weeks as directed by Dr. Barakat.
The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are closely followed! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with our team at Opus 1 Orthodontic Studios in our Scottsdale office will allow us to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Opus 1 Braces and Invisalign: Treatment That Fits Your Smile
Dr. Barakat has years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Scottsdale office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will personalize your care to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape. Basing your braces or Invisalign treatment on these factors will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.
To learn more about orthodontic treatment with Dr. Monika Barakat, click here to schedule your free consultation with Opus 1 Orthodontic Studio.