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Our team continues to provide a safe, sterile environment for patients by cleaning and sanitizing our practice on a regular basis, providing hand sanitizer to patients, and cleaning each area thoroughly after use. We have implemented and trained our team on the latest safety measures. The HEPA filtration system is constantly on throughout the office. All personnel are wearing personal protection gear at all times. Please call the office when you arrive and we will let you know if your room is ready. Please wear your mask. Upon your arrival, we will take your temperature and oxygen level. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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Orthodontics

No matter your age, crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious and increase your risk of oral health issues.

Board-certified orthodontist Sooyeon Ahn of Han & Ahn DMD provides a full range of orthodontics at our office in McLean, VA.

Learn how a straighter smile can enhance not only your appearance, but also your oral health and confidence...

Trusted Dentists Providing World-Class Orthodontics

Boost Your Confidence

Self-conscious about your smile? Straight teeth can dramatically improve your appearance, helping you feel more confident inside and out. With proper aftercare and maintenance, the results are permanent.

Improve Your Comfort

Orthodontics can treat symptoms of misalignment like popping in the jaw joints, pain, and stiffness. Our orthodontist determines a treatment plan to alleviate discomfort and prevent it from occurring again in the future.

A Range of Options

With the continuing popularity of options like Invisalign®, treatment is simpler and more convenient than before. We'll find the exact orthodontic option that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

Save Money in Long Run

Orthodontics is an investment in your future health that saves you money in the long run. By addressing misalignment early on, we reduce the risk of other costly dental issues such as decay, infections, or gum disease.

What Orthodontic Options Do We Offer?

Patients should keep in mind that the same treatment does not work for everyone. A teenager with severely misaligned teeth may be a better candidate for traditional braces, whereas an older patient with less severe crowding may find that Invisalign works best for them. Our dentist will help determine which option best aligns with your goals.

Braces

Braces use metal brackets and wires to shift crooked teeth into place and correct more significant cases of misalignment. This is a tried and trued method by dentists that has proven to be reliable and effective. Braces are commonly used in children or adolescents, but patients of any age can benefit significantly from this orthodontic option.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to gently shift teeth into place and address mild to moderate orthodontic issues. The aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable, making them easy to fit into any lifestyle. Many patients who are unwilling to get braces find orthodontic success with Invisalign treatment.

How Do Braces Actually Work?

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Start Your Journey to a Brighter Smile Request Your Consultation

A straighter smile can positively impact every aspect of your life. We invite you to book a consultation to speak to our dentist and discover how transformative orthodontics can be for you.

To get started, fill out our online form and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also call our McLean, VA, dental office at:

(703) 356-7001

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"The Results Have Been Superb"

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Christopher C

2019

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I've had A+ experiences with both Dr. Han and Dr. Ahn. My orthodontics case wasn't straight forward, I was impressed with how Dr. Ahn identified and explained all of the issues with my teeth alignment and the plan to correct them; she seemed to look forward to the challenge of fixing them. I looked forward to the appointments and the progress I would see in between. I now have a healthy and beautiful smile I'm proud of. 

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Joe Burnsed

2019

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Dr's Han and Ahn are exceptional orthodontists. My daughter had her braces done at their office and the results have been superb. Their staff is also outstanding and very accommodating and flexible when it comes to scheduling. Couldn't be happier with service we have received.

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Understanding the Importance of a Straighter Smile

Crooked teeth often leave patients feeling self-conscious about their smile, but the effects are often more than cosmetic. In many cases, misaligned teeth can lead to serious health concerns. If you are unable to brush or floss properly, bacteria and plaque can accumulate in hard-to-reach areas and lead to dental issues in the future.

While not immediately dangerous, plaque can eventually lead to cavities, inflamed gums, and an increased risk of gum disease and tooth loss. By straightening your smile, orthodontic treatment can allow you greater access so that you can better care for your smile and avoid the need for restorative procedures in the future.

We specialize in early prevention orthodontics. By detecting potentially harmful jaw issues in younger patients, Dr. Ahn can lower the risk of oral damage. Our McLean team strives to create more space for the teeth, lessen the need for permanent tooth extractions at a later time, and correct potential issues early on.

Worried about Cost? We Offer Financing 

Our dentists believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful smile. We accept all PPO dental insurance plans and work with CareCredit, a third-party financing company that offers low monthly payments. We also offer in-house financing to patients who put 50 percent down. The remaining 50 percent is financed interest-free. Our McLean dental team is happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

How Do I Know if I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

While crooked or crowded teeth are the most common reason for orthodontic care, we treat a wide range of alignment issues. Dr. Ahn can help patients with deep bites, open bites, missing laterals, overbites, underbites, and posterior cross-bites. Some of the more obvious signs of these conditions include:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty biting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Protruding teeth
  • Facial imbalance
  • Grinding or clenching teeth

"I Couldn't Be Happier"

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alexis fisher

2020

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All three of my children have seen Dr. Ahn for orthodontics, and during their treatment, received their check ups with Dr Han. They are both professional and attentive.

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Elizabeth Mennitt

2019

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I had 24 months of braces treatment done here and I couldn’t be more happy. Friendly and wonderful service. Never had any problems, and I always left the office feeling confident in my treatment. Would recommend to anyone!

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Understanding the Orthodontic Timeline

Planning

During your initial consultation at our McLean, VA, office, our orthodontist will evaluate your smile and bite and ask about your goals in order to determine which treatment is best for you. We use digital x-rays to gain a comprehensive view of your teeth and jaw. From there, we will walk through your orthodontic options and plan treatment together so the timeline works for your schedule.

Appliances

Our orthodontist will begin the braces or Invisalign treatment process. For braces, metal brackets are bonded to the teeth, and wire is looped through. For Invisalign, we take impressions of your teeth to create digital 3-D images. These images are sent to an Invisalign lab, where technicians create your custom set of aligner trays.

Checkups

Patients will visit our dental office for periodic checkups. Braces are adjusted monthly to shift the teeth into the optimal position. For Invisalign patients, these checkups allow our orthodontist to monitor their progress, make any adjustments if needed, and ensure treatment is on the right track.

Maintenance

The treatment timeline varies from each patient and depends on the severity of your case. After completing treatment, our orthodontist will provide aftercare instructions to best maintain your results. Braces patients must wear a retainer every night to sleep to ensure their teeth remain in the proper position. Invisalign patients can wear their last set of aligners or opt for retainers.

Aren't I Too Old for Orthodontics?

It's a common misconception that only teenagers or children should get orthodontic treatment. No matter your age, a straighter smile can boost confidence and support healthier teeth for years to come. Our orthodontist, Dr. Ahn, has years of dental experience helping patients of all ages achieve a stunning smile at our McLean, VA, office.

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Han & Ahn DMD

Our dentists are world-class providers committed to consistently stunning results. Together, we are members of various prestigious dental organizations, including:
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

To schedule a visit at our one-of-a-kind dental office, call us at (703) 356-7001 or request an appointment online.

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"Dr. Han's work is amazing. I received a dental implant with bone grafting, and he did it perfectly, with minimal discomfort. He is extremely professional and made my experience pleasant. I would recommend him and Dr. Ahn to anyone who wants exceptional care." - Megan L., McLean, VA

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