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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.


Have Braces, But Love Popcorn?
Dr. Barakat shares her advice about why you should do everything you can to stay away from this popular snack…

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What Kind of Time Commitment is Invisalign?
Invisalign appointments tend to be less frequent than those for traditional braces, and our team is excellent at efficiency…

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Do You Grind Your Teeth or Clench Your Jaw?
Grinding your teeth and clenching your teeth and jaw aren’t limited to one age group — this habit affects both adults and children…

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A Look Back: Top Orthodontic Guidance & Advice
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. They invite you to check out some of their top-read columns that offer parents like you expert guidance and advice…

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Is 2020 a Good Time to Start Orthodontic Treatment?
Most people don’t realize that crowded teeth are part of a bigger picture…

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As an Adult, Can I See My Child’s Orthodontist?
While your dentist may offer to straighten your teeth, an Orthodontist is the better choice for many reasons…

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Is a Virtual Consultation Worth It?
Whether you are trying to save time or minimize your in-office visits, a virtual consultation can be a great way to get your orthodontic treatment started…

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Moving Mid-Treatment?
Moving in the middle of orthodontic treatment, or any disruption that takes you away from your Orthodontist can be a concern for many patients…

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Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home
If you or your child is in the middle of orthodontics treatment and you’re having any discomfort with your wires or brackets, below are some tips to help from the American Association of Orthodontists…

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Dr. Barakat is Excited to Welcome You Back!
Dr. Barakat and her team and excited to welcome you back! To ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients, families, and the Barakat team, they have implemented new protocols for your appointment…

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