A Look Back: Top Orthodontic Guidance & Advice


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2020 proved to be a challenging time leaving the house safely, including getting to doctor appointments. However, Barakat Orthodontics rose to the challenge, implementing important safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe visit for patients, families, and their team!

Plus, Dr. Barakat believes now is a great time to begin working toward a healthy, beautiful smile! Start by scheduling a free initial consultation! Then, check out some of their top-read columns below that offer parents like you expert guidance and advice.

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Should My Child Wait to See an Orthodontist Until Their Baby Teeth Are Gone?
Even though most orthodontic treatment begins between the ages of 9 and 14, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends…

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Clear Aligners vs. Braces for Teens & Adults
No matter what course of treatment you choose, you must still be committed to the treatment plan. However, there is certainly an extra amount of flexibility you get with…

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Will Time (Instead of Treatment) Fix Orthodontic Problems?
Orthodontic issues are rarely self-correcting; in fact, they may worsen over time, as permanent teeth are larger than primary teeth…

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Can Orthodontic Aligners Double as Mouth Guards?
With Invisalign, it’s true that you don’t have to worry about sharp brackets cutting into your mouth if you take a blow to the face. However, you still need to…

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What are the Consequences of Forgoing or Delaying Orthodontic Care?
For some children, treatment can be mostly cosmetic. However, for others, treatment is necessary younger versus older because…

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Dr. Rana Barakat, a board-certified specialist in Orthodontics, has been proudly serving Northern Virginia for more than 20-years! She has built her practice on a personal touch and excellent treatment.

As a parent, she understands wanting the best for your children in giving them beautiful, confident smiles. She makes it a priority to ensure optimal results, but also believes that each patient’s experience during treatment is just as important as the clinical result. As the 2015-16 President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Barakat’s dedication and expertise reflect why her peers continue to nominate her as a Top Dentist.

Barakat Orthodontics is located at 45745 Nokes Blvd., Ste. 175, Sterling, VA 20166. Connect with them by visiting them online, or get social with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.


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