How Easy is a Virtual Smile Assessment?


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Dear Dr. Barakat,

I have a busy lifestyle — between work, family, and driving the kids to all their after-school activities. I’d love to learn more about Invisalign. Do you offer virtual consultations?


Dear Concerned Parent,

Absolutely! We know life gets hectic between work, kids, and activities, making it difficult to get to our office for an orthodontic consultation. That’s why we invite you to give our Virtual Smile Assessment a try!

Step 1: If possible, grab a friend or loved one to help you out.

Step 2: Using your digital camera or cell phone, take three pictures of your smile, including:

Your biggest smile.
Be sure to keep a little bit of space between your top and bottom teeth. See photo examples here.

Your left and right bite.
On each side of your mouth, bite down your back teeth (all the way). Then, with your finger, pull your cheek back, so your picture captures as much of your side teeth profile as possible. See photo examples here.

Step 3: Text your full name and photos to (703) 433-9330.

Step 4: Sit back while the Barakat Orthodontics team will review your photos; we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you didn’t know, Invisalign clear aligners are removable, making them easier to clean. Plus, they’re practically invisible! An additional benefit to receiving your Invisalign treatment at Barakat Orthodontics is our capacity to monitor your progress remotely. These virtual appointments run smoothly while treatment remains effective with minimal in-office visits, making them a great choice for a busy schedule.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping create the smile of your dreams!


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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