Invisalign has been gaining popularity for several years because of how discreet it can be. It uses clear, removable trays to straighten the teeth instead of the traditional metal wires and brackets.

Learn more about how Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can help you achieve healthy, stunning smiles discreetly in our Invisalign section!


Metal Braces

Traditionally metal braces have been a tried-and-true choice for decades to correct mild to severe bite problems. This is still a perfect option for those who want to straighten their teeth with a variety of braces to choose from. The brackets (braces) we use are now smaller, more comfortable, and more efficient than ever before.

Metal braces with regular wire changes over time move teeth to their ideal positions. You can also choose fun-colored rubber elastic ties (“O” rings) to express yourself, show your creative side, or match a festive occasion or season.

High-Tech Metal and Ceramic Braces

With advanced technology we are able to precisely and effectively direct your teeth in the correct position using high grade stainless steel metal or ceramic braces. The ceramic brackets, are clear and blend in with the color of your teeth, thus creating a more subtle appearance. We align the teeth with metal and ceramic braces using modern metal archwires.

For a more concealed treatment option, we also offer Invisalign® clear aligners, which uses virtually invisible trays to provide you with the smile of your dreams. Schedule your free consultation today to see which braces your Specialist Orthodontist recommends for you.

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Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are made from stainless steel or clear ceramic material. It has a specialized door that holds the wire in place instead of colored rubber elastics. There is less friction placed on teeth for easier and more efficient movement and they are easier to clean than traditional metal braces. The self-ligating system usually requires fewer trips to our office for adjustments. .


Gummy Smile Reduction

Gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is a smile that shows gum under the upper lip. It is a common condition, which can be caused by delayed dental eruption, hyperfunction of the upper lip, excessive vertical growth of the maxilla, over-eruption of the maxillary anterior teeth, or a combination of the above. At Hunter Orthodontics, we perform a procedure called a Gingivectomy. This is a dental procedure in which Dr. Barakat cuts away part of the gums in the mouth (the gingiva) and is usually done for improved aesthetics or prognosis of teeth.

Learn more about Propel VPro+

Proper Aligner Seating
Clear aligners are most efficient when they are seated correctly onto your teeth and are grabbing onto the attachments. Propel VPro+ vibrates the teeth gently into the position dictated by the aligners and makes sure they are in the ideal positions.

Using the Propel VPro+ is that easy:
Simply bite down gently on the mouthpiece while wearing your aligners. There is no need to bite down harder than as needed to support the device. The Propel VPro+ will gradually ramp up to full vibration and automatically shut off after 5 minutes.

Oral & Maxillofacial

Dr. Barakat works with patients that require or need corrective Oral & Maxillofacial surgery to help achieve the smile they have always wanted. It is done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. She works closely with an Oral Surgeon to achieve the best results possible. This usually includes removal of wisdom teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy, and preparation for those that need dental implants to replace missing teeth.

We often need to combine orthodontics and surgical intervention to achieve treatment goals without compromising facial appearance. Learn more about our surgical procedures and how they can help you improve your oral health and smile!

Surgical Orthodontics

What is Surgical Orthodontics?
Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is corrective jaw surgery performed to remedy skeletal problems that affect the ability to bite, chew and speak, but also for facial profile improvement.

Orthodontic Treatment AND Orthognathic Surgery?
Your orthodontist will work in conjunction with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to position your jaws and teeth for optimal function.

Orthodontic treatment is done before and after surgery so that upper and lower teeth meet appropriately.The two specialists- the orthodontist and oral surgeon- will work as a team to design and ensure the best possible results for you.

How do I know if I need jaw surgery?
Dr Solomon will assess your smile, teeth, jaw positions at the exam visit and may recommend orthognathic surgery based on your treatment goals.

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iTero Digital Scanning

At Hunter Orthodontics, we use a state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner to take accurate details of your teeth needed in diagnosing bite problems and creating a treatment plan.

With an iTero digital scanner, we can quickly take virtual impressions utilizing rapid and multiple digital photos of your teeth and mouth without fuss. This equipment can also allow us to visualize how your teeth will look after your Invisalign or braces treatment – even before you get started!



At Hunter Orthodontics, we have an in-house Cone Beam Computerized Tomography or CBCT machine to obtain 3D imaging of your teeth and jawbones that help determine teeth position prior to orthodontic treatment or any surgical procedure. Unlike traditional medical CT scans, the CBCT radiation dose is significantly less.

CBCT imaging is beneficial in detecting abnormalities that are hard to see in a 2D X-ray (i.e., impacted tooth, supernumerary “extra” teeth), evaluating jaw joints, assessing the quality of bone for a dental implant, measuring anatomical structures accurately, and many more.

CBCT Image


3D Printing

With advancements in orthodontics, we can now 3D print our models for clear aligners in-house! After taking the digital scan, Dr. Barakat utilizes 3D printing technology to fabricate these models and clear aligners, making it more affordable. It also gets you started with your treatment immediately because we don’t have to wait weeks (or months) to have your aligners delivered from the larger manufacturing companies.