Trusted Scottsdale Orthodontics

We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

8765 E Bell Rd #108
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 865-2848

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Your Scottsdale Orthodontist

Dr. Barakat

Dr. Monika Barakat was born and raised in the south of Poland prior to moving to New Jersey at the age of 15. She 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. During her time in dental school, she discovered a passion for orthodontics and thus pursued 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 welcomed two beautiful girls into the world, moved from New Jersey to Ohio and then Arizona as her husband began and then finished his specialty training. All the while, she continued to dedicate herself to practice exclusively orthodontics in many diverse settings, both within large groups, small private practices, and as an independent consultant. Nonetheless, she always dreamt of opening up her own office, with the goal of demanding excellence of herself and those around her for the best possible patient outcomes. Soon after realizing that her family was thriving in 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.

Scottsdale Braces

Traditional braces remain one of the most reliable tools in the realm of Scottsdale Orthodontics. Comprising either metal or ceramic brackets affixed to the teeth, these are connected by wires and tiny elastics. This assembly collaboratively exerts gentle pressure to gradually reposition your teeth, especially when you maintain regular adjustments with our expert orthodontists.

Opting for braces in Scottsdale is particularly advantageous for addressing intricate dental issues. Their efficiency in aligning teeth and closing gaps often surpasses that of alternative treatments, potentially reducing the overall treatment duration. Moreover, traditional braces in Scottsdale are a cost-effective choice, as they don't require the complex technology or high-cost equipment associated with newer treatments.

Scottsdale Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have gained immense popularity as the leading alternative to traditional braces in Scottsdale Orthodontics. Rather than using brackets and wires, this system employs a sequence of clear, removable aligners to incrementally straighten your teeth.

Brands like Spark or InBrace offer aligners crafted from a comfortable plastic material, designed to snugly fit over your teeth. To ensure your teeth move in the desired direction, you'll typically need to switch to the next set of aligners in the series every 1-2 weeks. Adherence to the recommended 20-22 hours of daily wear is crucial for achieving optimal results and avoiding delays in your orthodontic journey.

While clear aligners are highly effective for many common orthodontic issues, they may not be suitable for more complex cases. A complimentary consultation at Opus 1 Orthodontic Studio will help us assess your eligibility for aligner treatment.

Scottsdale Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile

Our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Barakat, brings years of expertise in crafting individualized treatment plans. During your free consultation at our Scottsdale office, we focus on your specific orthodontic needs, tooth shapes, lip movements, and facial contours. This comprehensive approach informs our recommendations for either braces or clear aligners, ensuring a perfectly aligned smile tailored just for you.

To delve deeper into the world of Scottsdale Orthodontics and discover the best treatment for your smile, click here to schedule a free consultation with Opus 1 Orthodontic Studio.