7 Myths about Orthodontic Treatment

By | 2018-01-16T08:38:03+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Blog|

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) make it their mission to educate the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment.  The misconceptions about orthodontists and their role in helping people achieve and maintain good oral health really are unfounded, and we, in conjunction with the AAO, want to address some of them so that our [...]

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Did You Know?

By | 2017-11-13T08:12:45+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Blog|

Did you know Dr. Rana Barakat has been voted the Top Orthodontist and the Best Orthodontist in the following publications: Washingtonian Magazine, Top Orthodontist, consecutively 2009 - 2017 Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Orthodontist, consecutively 2009 - 2017 Virginia Living Magazine, Best Orthodontist, consecutively 2011 - 2017 These accolades come from both dentists and specialists we [...]

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Barakat Orthodontics is an Elite Invisalign® Provider!

By | 2017-11-13T08:10:21+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is proud to announce that we have achieved the status of Elite Invisalign Provider! When looking for an orthodontist, you want to select someone who has plenty of experience. As an Elite Invisalign Provider, Dr. Barakat has reached a high level of Invisalign case experience. She is in the distinguished top 5% of [...]

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Orthodontics for Adults

By | 2017-06-30T16:09:32+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Each year, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they always wanted. People of all ages are choosing to straighten their teeth. The advancements in technology and materials provide many options that suit most every lifestyle. Treatment Options In the constantly evolving world of orthodontics, the requirements of adult patients are easily [...]

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Elastics – They are pulling for you!

By | 2017-03-22T11:18:29+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Blog|

Successful orthodontic treatment primarily depends on two things: constant pressure and time. Sometimes it takes added force to move teeth and jaws into their correct positions. Elastics, also called rubber bands, have the pull to make that happen. But they won’t work without you. To achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’re working for, you must [...]

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Protect Your Smile—Wear a mouth guard!

By | 2017-03-22T10:51:19+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Blog|

April is designated as National Facial Protection Month by the American Association of Orthodontists.  If a mouth guard is not worn the results could range from broken teeth, loosened teeth, knocked out permanent teeth to jaw injury. This is why we encourage our patients regardless of what sport they play, that they wear a [...]

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