Text Us! Barakat Orthodontics Can Now Text Our Patients!

By |2018-07-20T20:27:05+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is excited to announce that our patients can now text us! We now offer a “Virtual Consultation Smile Assessment” for orthodontic services.  How does this work? You simply take a series of photos of your mouth and send them to us. After we receive the photos, Dr. Barakat will review them and one [...]

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Propel And Acceledent Now Offered By Dr. Barakat

By |2018-04-09T12:18:58+00:00July 1st, 2018|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics and Invisalign Center is excited to announce that we will now offer the Propel line of products, including the VPro5™ , the Excellerator™ Series of drivers and the Acceledent in our Sterling office. The Propel line of products offers both at-home and in-office options. The VPro5 aligner seater can be used at home [...]

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The Barakat Team is Celebrating Orthodontic Appreciation Week!

By |2018-04-03T08:57:15+00:00June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Orthodontic Appreciation Week 2018 takes place from June 4-8 and it's time to show your thanks to Dr. Barakat and her orthodontic team who have done their best to make your smile bright. This is a great time of year to practice your smile and offer a heartfelt thanks to the people throughout your orthodontist's [...]

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3 Reasons to Use an Invisalign Center for Treatment

By |2018-03-13T09:56:22+00:00May 1st, 2018|Blog|

If you're less than thrilled with your smile due to crowding, an overbite, unsightly gaps or crooked teeth, Invisalign provided by Barakat Orthodontics and Invisalign Center may be the solution for you! Using a series of clear plastic aligners, an Invisalign system can gradually straighten your teeth without the inconvenience of conventional braces. There are [...]

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7 Myths about Orthodontic Treatment

By |2018-01-16T08:38:03+00:00January 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+00:00August 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+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00August 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+00:00April 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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