Solution for a Gap in My Front Two Teeth?


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Dear Dr. Barakat,

I have a gap between my two front teeth. Should I get braces or Invisalign? How long will it take to close the gap?


Dear Concerned Parent,

Closing a gap between the front teeth is a common request. After an orthodontic examination, your orthodontist can determine which option (braces or Invisalign) will work best for you. Invisalign is removable, while braces are not. Depending on your space’s size and on your bite, it will take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to close the space. Talk to your orthodontist about both options, and together, you can determine the right treatment for you.


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 by 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 by visiting them online, or get social with them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.

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