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Overcrowded, crooked, or gapped teeth can affect your oral health, appearance, and self-esteem.

Our specialty-trained orthodontist, Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, can straighten your teeth with braces, tooth-colored brackets, and Invisalign®.

Learn how patients can achieve a more attractive smile with orthodontics at Smile Designer of Leesburg.

The Lifelong Benefits of Orthodontics

Improved Self Esteem

Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Orthodontics boosts your confidence by giving you a straight, radiant smile you'll feel proud of and love showing off.

Variety of Options

We offer a range of orthodontic treatment options at our Leesburg dental office. Whether you're interested in clear aligners or braces, our orthodontist can help find the best option that fits your lifestyle.

Saves Money in Long Run

Orthodontics is an investment in your oral health. Straighter teeth significantly reduce the risk of dental issues such as decay or gum disease, saving you time and money in the long run.

Contact Our Dental Office to Schedule an Appointment

At Smile Designer of Leesburg, we are committed to providing patients with high-quality dental care. Dr. Sooyeon Ahn is a board-certified orthodontist experienced in the use of the latest technology and most advanced techniques. During your personal consultation, she can determine which orthodontic option is best suited to your needs.

With various insurance, financing, and payment plan options available, orthodontic treatment is an option for virtually everyone at our practice in Leesburg, VA. To request an orthodontic evaluation for yourself or your child, contact our dental practice online or give us a call at:

(703) 777-1162

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How Common Is Orthodontic Treatment?

An estimated 50-75% could benefit from orthodontic treatment and an estimated 4.5 million Americans are currently wearing braces on their teeth.

While most patients straightening their teeth with orthodontics are children and teens, about one-third of current patients are adults.

*According to the American Association of Orthodontists


Donna Schafer

Leesburg, VA


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They always do such a great job here, they are the best!

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Melissa Singh

Leesburg, VA


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Always have an excellent experience! I never have to wait for my scheduled cleaning appointments, they always start on time. Finding dentists you can trust is not easy. I went to many before that I was not satisfied with. After finding Smile Designer, would now highly recommend to others.

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Your Orthodontic Consultation

We offer multiple types of orthodontics at our office in Leesburg, VA. During your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Ahn will evaluate your smile and bite, take pictures of your teeth and facial structures, and discuss your concerns and expectations to decide which orthodontic technique is right for you.

We use the latest technology when evaluating orthodontic patients, including 3D CT scanners and digital X-rays.

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A Straighter Smile, A More Confident You Request Your Consultation Today

Misalignment can affect your self-confidence, causing you to cover your teeth and mouth when you smile, talk, or laugh. That explains why many individuals who have straightened their teeth with orthodontics experience improved confidence. Straighter teeth and a more attractive smile can make people feel more comfortable in social situations.

If you're ready to discover how orthodontics can positively impact your life, book a consultation with our Dr. Ahn. To get started, fill out our online form and we'll be in touch. You can also call our office at:

(703) 777-1162


Killer Keller

Leesburg, VA


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They are always professional and courteous. The Dr explains what she is doing during a procedure. Never a wait!

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The Agyens

Leesburg, VA


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Great Professionals, very thorough and wonderful to interact with. Highly recommended.

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Orthodontics: Your Treatment Options

We offer a range of orthodontic services at our Leesburg, VA, dental office, allowing Dr. Ahn to find the optimal option for your needs and goals.
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Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are a powerful treatment available to most individuals. Metal braces move the teeth using brackets, bands, and wires to help you achieve straighter, more symmetrical teeth.

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Ceramic Braces

For patients who are worried about the aesthetics of traditional metal braces, we can also provide tooth-colored brackets. Ceramic braces are stain-resistant and less noticeable than metal brackets.


Many teens and adults choose Invisalign clear aligners due to their comfort and discreet appearance. Since patients must wear the trays for 22 hours each day, treatment requires a high level of commitment to achieve the desired effects.

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In order to maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment, our office can also create a custom retainer for you. These appliances can be removable or permanent.

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How Do These Orthodontic Options Work?

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Braces may be a better option for individuals who have more severe dental misalignment issues or overcrowding. This highly effective treatment can take anywhere from several months to a few years to correct orthodontic issues.

Invisalign tray fits securely over the teeth to gently correct alignment

Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who desire a more comfortable and discreet orthodontic option. Unfortunately, Invisalign is not effective for all patients. Those with mild to moderate issues are typically the best candidates.

The Orthodontic Treatment Timeline

Our team will create an orthodontic treatment plan that works for your lifestyle, addresses your concerns, and stays within your budget.
Our team will create an orthodontic treatment plan that works for your lifestyle, addresses your concerns, and stays within your budget.


During your initial consultation at our Leesburg, VA, office, Dr. Ahn will conduct a thorough evaluation and determine which orthodontic option is best for your needs. We use advanced technology to gain a comprehensive view of your teeth and jaw in order to create your custom treatment plan. Any existing dental issues such as an infection or tooth decay need to be addressed at our office before starting braces or Invisalign.

Active Treatment

After selecting the orthodontic treatment, we will begin the braces or Invisalign process. For braces, brackets are attached and bonded to the teeth. A wire is then looped through the brackets and tightened to ensure the teeth gradually shift. For Invisalign patients, we take impressions of your teeth and send the images to an Invisalign lab. There, trusted technicians create your series of custom aligners.


The treatment timeline varies for each individual depending on the level of misalignment. Patients must periodically visit our office so Dr. Ahn can monitor their progress and ensure everything is on the right track. Braces patients have monthly appointments to adjust their wires and guide the teeth into the desired position. Invisalign patients also have periodic checkups to monitor treatment progress.


Your new smile is complete. At the end of your treatment, Dr. Ahn will provide aftercare instructions to ensure your teeth stay in the optimal position. Braces patients must wear a nightly retainer to sleep, and Invisalign patients can wear a retainer or their last set of aligners. It's also important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with regular dental visits to ensure lasting results.

Early Orthodontic Treatment

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, pediatric patients should receive an evaluation from an orthodontic specialist before they are seven years old. Early orthodontic treatment, also known as Phase One treatment, is a specific method used for our younger patients. Our doctors can prescribe early orthodontic treatment during your child's regular checkup. This can help:

  • Establish healthy jaw growth
  • Correct protruding teeth
  • Lower risk of damage to prominent front teeth
  • Shorten treatment with braces or aligners in the future
  • Guide the teeth into a more favorable position and prevent issues when your child is older

Debi Cameron

Leesburg, VA


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Totally a good experience. I love smile designer and the people there. Very professional all, at the same time making you feel at home

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Sandie Schneider

Leesburg, VA


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Dr. Ahn is great. She is gentle, friendly, and caring. I highly recommend her and the rest of the staff at Smile Designer of Leesburg.

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Which Type of Orthodontic Is Right for You? Ask a Board-Certified Expert

A straight, properly aligned smile won't just look great—it will make it far easier to maintain your oral health, which can save you a considerable amount of money on restorative dental work in the future. But with so many options, which one is the best for you or your child? 

Dr. Ahn is a board-certified orthodontist who has helped adults and children alike enhance their oral health, their smile, and their confidence through custom orthodontic treatment. During a private consultation, she will assess your teeth and other oral tissues, and review your dental records to determine which approach will provide you with the best possible benefits. 

Let's get started achieving a smile that can stay healthy and attractive for the rest of your life. Send our Leesburg, VA, office a message or call us directly to request your consultation:

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

Is this type of dentistry covered by insurance?

Most basic plans do contribute to the cost of orthodontics, including Invisalign. Our practice will be glad to speak to your insurance provider on your behalf to help you make the most of your benefits. If you need help budgeting for any out-of-pocket dentistry expenses, we can help you explore our financing options.

My child isn't a candidate for Invisalign, but they are dreading having to wear traditional braces. Is there a happy medium we could explore?

Yes! Tooth-colored brackets are a dentistry solution that can provide the unique benefits of conventional braces, but in a much more discreet way that can help your child feel less self-conscious about the look of their smile. Our Leesburg team is glad to help you and your child explore this option during your consultation.

Do I really have to wear a retainer after my treatment is complete?

Yes, but don't worry—our dentists will customize your retainer to achieve an outstanding fit that won't compromise your comfort while you sleep. Our dentistry professionals in Leesburg aim to make your oral care a supremely comfortable fit for your lifestyle, and you can depend on us to make your retainer an easy addition to your normal routine.

How can I perfect my smile after treatment?

Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, we can fine-tune the appearance of your smile with veneers, teeth whitening, and dental crowns. You'll be comfortable and confident showing off a straight, vibrant, and healthy-looking smile before you know it!

"They always make me feel at home here."


Vicki Sborz

Leesburg, VA


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This is the only dentist office I’ve ever gone to in my 25 years of living. They always fit me in even if I call at the last second and make me feel at home here. I’m never pushed to get something I don’t want and everyone here puts in so much effort into what they’re doing.

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Clarke Banta

Leesburg, VA


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Great first visit. Everyone very friendly and knowledgeable. Dentist gave me hope that past failures could be overcome and a positive future is possible. More insight than I’ve found from any of my past many dentists.

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The Smile Designer Leesburg office

Smile Designer Leesburg

Our practice has been proudly serving the Leesburg community for over 35 years. Dr. Daniel Han, Dr. Sooyeon Ahn, and Dr. Kaylin Ju have been voted as Top Dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine and are affiliated with:

  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Prosthodontics

Reach out online or call (703) 777-1162 to schedule your initial consultation today.

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