by Dulles Moms | October 4, 2011 11:47 am
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Dear Dr. Barakat,
My kids are 6- and 8-years-old. Is there something I should be looking for that would indicate an issue or that their bites aren’t quite right?
– Concerned Parent
Dear Concerned Parent,
It’s not always easy to tell when your child has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite, which is why it is important to have your child evaluated. Some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention are the following:
• Early or late loss of baby teeth
• Difficulty in chewing or biting
• Breathing through the mouth
• Excessive thumb-sucking
• Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
• Jaws that are too forward or backward
• Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth
• Protruding teeth
• Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet or meet in an abnormal way
• An unbalanced facial appearance
• Grinding or clenching of teeth
– Dr. Barakat
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 clicking: online, Facebook, Twitter, and calling: (703) 433-9330.
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