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National Orthodontic Health Month is Here!

By |2018-01-16T08:35:15+00:00October 1st, 2017|Blog|

Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month with us! October brings lots of changes and new experiences...cooler weather, crackling leaves, cozy fires, and Halloween! For orthodontists across the country, October brings National Orthodontic Health Month and an opportunity to remind patients of some care and safety basics for their orthodontia. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has [...]

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The Benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics

By |2018-01-16T08:32:12+00:00September 1st, 2017|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is pleased to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment to our patients who are looking to reduce their time in braces or Invisalign®. On average, patients wear braces for 12-36 months. However, new technologies developed within the orthodontic field provide an accelerated course of treatment so you can be finished with braces up to 50% [...]

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Did You Know?

By |2017-11-13T08:12:45+00:00August 1st, 2017|Blog|

Did you know Dr. Rana Barakat has been voted the Top Orthodontist and the Best Orthodontist in the following publications: Washingtonian Magazine, Top Orthodontist, consecutively 2009 - 2017 Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Orthodontist, consecutively 2009 - 2017 Virginia Living Magazine, Best Orthodontist, consecutively 2011 - 2017 These accolades come from both dentists and specialists we [...]

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Barakat Orthodontics is an Elite Invisalign® Provider!

By |2017-11-13T08:10:21+00:00June 29th, 2017|Blog|

Barakat Orthodontics is proud to announce that we have achieved the status of Elite Invisalign Provider! When looking for an orthodontist, you want to select someone who has plenty of experience. As an Elite Invisalign Provider, Dr. Barakat has reached a high level of Invisalign case experience. She is in the distinguished top 5% of [...]

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Orthodontics for Adults

By |2017-06-30T16:09:32+00:00March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Each year, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile they always wanted. People of all ages are choosing to straighten their teeth. The advancements in technology and materials provide many options that suit most every lifestyle. Treatment Options In the constantly evolving world of orthodontics, the requirements of adult patients are easily [...]

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The Benefits of Invisalign Teen®

By |2017-06-30T16:08:26+00:00March 21st, 2017|Blog|

Do you need braces but are concerned about how they'll make you look and feel? Maybe you still want to enjoy all your favorite foods and not worry about food getting stuck in your braces. Maybe you are in sports or music and are concerned about braces restricting your activities. Fortunately, there is a great [...]

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Elastics – They are pulling for you!

By |2017-03-22T11:18:29+00:00August 9th, 2016|Blog|

Successful orthodontic treatment primarily depends on two things: constant pressure and time. Sometimes it takes added force to move teeth and jaws into their correct positions. Elastics, also called rubber bands, have the pull to make that happen. But they won’t work without you. To achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’re working for, you must [...]

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Is palatal expansion is right for my child?

By |2017-11-13T08:06:23+00:00June 20th, 2016|Blog|

We recently had a mom ask us, "how do I know palatal expansion is right for my child?" Well, palatal expansion improves the way the upper and lower jaws and the upper and lower teeth work. It widens the jaw so there is sufficient room for permanent upper and lower teeth to come in. Expansion [...]

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Protect Your Smile—Wear a mouth guard!

By |2017-03-22T10:51:19+00:00April 9th, 2016|Blog|

April is designated as National Facial Protection Month by the American Association of Orthodontists.  If a mouth guard is not worn the results could range from broken teeth, loosened teeth, knocked out permanent teeth to jaw injury. This is why we encourage our patients regardless of what sport they play, that they wear a [...]

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