Dr. Rana Barakat became an Orthodontist to fulfill her lifelong dream of creating beautiful smiles for her patients. Her passion for orthodontic care actually originated in her childhood, when she needed to have extensive work completed on her own teeth. When her treatment finished, Dr. Barakat became so elated when looking at her new beautiful teeth in the mirror that she literally was inspired to become an Orthodontist to help others feel the same way.

To this day, she has always believed that a beautiful smile is essential to achieving healthy oral health as well as confidence. This is clearly reflected in her practice slogan “Confident Smiles By Design.” While Barakat Orthodontics uses the most innovative Orthodontic technology available, it is Dr. Barakat and her team’s personal touch that really makes patients feel so special. It is her priority to provide excellent orthodontic treatment, ensure optimal clinical results, and at the same provide a warm, and positive experience for patients. This approach has kept the practice growing with patient referrals as well as referrals from both dentists and physicians.

Dr. Barakat is passionate about seeing patients get amazing results. She takes great pride in helping to create beautiful, healthy smiles that instill confidence and help patients feel good about themselves. Dr. Barakat is also very disciplined in her service approach, focusing on providing exceptional service throughout the entire process from the first office visit to the last. This commitment to excellence shines through in everything she does for her patients, and ensures the best possible outcomes and an outstanding experience.

Dr. Barakat is a Board Certified Orthodontist, an achievement held by only 25% of all orthodontists. It is her mission to practice orthodontics with the highest standards and using the latest techniques in the profession. She has been featured in several magazines, including Health and Beauty, I am Modern, and Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Barakat has been voted "Top Orthodontist" by her peers in Health and Beauty Magazine (2006, 2007, 2008), in The Washingtonian (2009), and Northern Virginia Magazine (2009). In her free time, Dr. Barakat volunteers at area schools for career day and dental health education, and enjoys spending time with her husband Jerry, and their two children, Hope and Paul.

Dr. Barakat completed her specialty training in Orthodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, New York, in 1996. She attended the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry in 1990 and received her doctorate of dental surgery (D.D.S.) with honors in 1994. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate studies in 1987. Dr. Barakat regularly participates in continuing education programs to stay current with leading treatment techniques. She has been proudly serving the Northern Virginia area since 1996.

Dr. Barakat is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Orthodontic Study Club
  • Greater Loudoun Study Club

In addition, Dr. Barakat is currently on the Board of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists.

Barakat Orthodontics is conveniently located in STERLING, Virginia and serves patients from all over Northern Virginia. In particular, our office is in close proximity to the areas of POTOMAC FALLS, Sterling, Ashburn, Cascades, Lowes Island, and Countryside, yet some of our patients come from as far away as Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

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