Remember, your teeth will try to go back to their original positions without a retainer to keep them where we put them, so wearing your retainer is a very important part of ensuring that you enjoy a long-lasting, beautiful smile!
Since retainers can be lost, broken, or just wear out, be sure to come by and get a replacement set.
We’re giving a 25% discount toward retainers to be sure you keep your beautiful smile!
4 sets of Vivera retainers are $550 OR 1 Essix retainer is $100
Ashburn Orthodontics Wins 2021 Best Orthodontic Practice in Loudoun County
Friday, May 7, 2021 (Ashburn, VA) – Ashburn Orthodontics is pleased to announce that the practice has been selected Best Orthodontist in Loudoun County in the 2021 Best of Loudoun contest, from the Loudoun Times-Mirror.
Each year Loudoun County residents participate in the Best of Loudoun contest to support their favorite local businesses, organizations, people and attractions, in hundreds of categories. It’s the biggest contest of its kind in Loudoun County, with hundreds of thousands of votes cast annually.
“We’re truly honored to have been recognized in this very special way,” says Dr. Sahira Kortam. “The team at Ashburn Orthodontics believes a beautiful smile plays a crucial role in self-esteem. That’s why we combine cutting edge technology with outstanding patient care for the best orthodontic treatment outcomes possible. Coupled with a fun, engaging and personalized experience, Ashburn Orthodontics provides an overall experience that strives to go above and beyond expectations.”
“At Ashburn Orthodontics our tagline is ‘We’re all about your smile,’ and we work hard every day to be sure it comes through in our interactions with patients,” concludes Dr. Kortam. “We’re glad to know that it does!”
Have you ever wondered what your smile could look like after Invisalign?
Join us for a complimentary Invisalign consultation by board certified orthodontist Dr. Sahira Kortam. You will receive a complimentary scan to see how your forever smile could look! Start treatment the same day and you’ll receive a $750 courtesy discount and Apple AirPods!Current patients: We award $50 off treatment to friends who start with us, AND you’ll receive a $50 gift card!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2pm – 8pm at Ashburn Orthodontics
44345 Premier Plaza STE 140, Ashburn, VA 20147
Enjoy appetizers, beverages, and a chance to win these amazing raffle prizes:
Female immigrant opened Ashburn Orthodontics as mother of year-old triplets
By Kate McDermott for Ashburn Orthodontics
Entrepreneurs who launch their own businesses face myriad challenges, including everything from access to start-up funding to the competitive disadvantages of being “the new kid on the block.”
For women starting a business, the obstacles can be even greater. They face the same business challenges that men do, but many also find themselves confronting other stressors, including gender bias and pressure to balance parenting and family responsibilities.
For minority women entrepreneurs, factors such as cultural or racial prejudice can make the challenges even greater.
Take all those hurdles, and now imagine starting a business with young triplets, too.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Dr. Sahira Kortam faced all those challenges head-on. She opened Ashburn Orthodontics 10 years ago to fulfill her passion for helping people achieve healthy, attractive smiles so they can laugh and smile confidently. “It’s an investment in both your health and self-esteem,” she said.
Kortam has had extensive training in the treatment of disorders of the teeth and jaws, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, Board Certification is confirmation of an orthodontist’s personal commitment to providing lifelong quality patient care.
Her accomplishments are all the more impressive given that she built a thriving business while still tending to her responsibilities as a busy mother of four, including a set of triplets who were only a year old when she launched Ashburn Orthodontics.
The mere thought of that kind of workload might leave some exhausted, but Kortam said balancing career and family suits her perfectly. “I find that pursuing my career actually leaves me more energized when I come home at the end of the day,” she said.
A native of Egypt, Kortam earned her dental and master’s degrees from Cairo University, where she completed a three-year residency program in orthodontics. Upon arrival in the United States—when her eldest child was only 10 months old—she enrolled in an additional three-year residency program at The Ohio State University so she could be licensed to practice in the U.S.
“I had many people say to me, ‘Really, you’re going to do another residency?’” Kortam recalled. “But I was glad to be able to go to school. I sometimes think women are too scared to step away. But it can be very empowering.”
Kortam acknowledged she was lucky to have the support of her family, which is something that not all women business owners enjoy—especially if the idea of women working outside the home runs counter to cultural or religious beliefs.
“We lost my father when I was 13 years old, and because of the laws in Egypt, we lost his business and all its assets, so my mother was focused on education, because she always said you never know what might happen,” Kortam said.
Her mother’s insistence on education is especially notable given that the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap Report, which assessed gaps between women and men on health, education, economy and politics, reported that countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have the lowest score of all regions studied. “For now, many women in the region continue to face limitations of basic rights, including for divorce, inheritance, asset ownership, access to justice and freedom of movement,” according to the report.
“My mom was adamant about me finishing my master’s in Egypt,” Kortam explained. “In Egypt, you are invited to be a faculty member at the university if you are on top of your class and you complete the three-year residency. I was second overall in my dental school class and my mom wouldn’t let me leave Egypt until I completed my education and residency there.”
Because of her background, Kortam recognizes the opportunities afforded to women in the United States. That perspective inspires her to encourage other women to pursue their interests, regardless of how much education or experience they may (or may not) have. “I truly believe in empowering women to recognize that it’s never too late to try something new,” she said. “If there is a will, there is a way. You can do it.”
Read the original article on the Loudoun Times Mirror here
At Ashburn Orthodontics we believe in the power of magic (big Harry Potter fans), but sometimes science is so advanced that it becomes almost indistinguishable from wizardry. Invisalign is powered by the kind of tech that can be considered magical. Get ready to step into the fantastic world of Invisalign!Cloak your teeth with invisibilityIn the beginning of his story, the young wizard is given a magic cloak. It’s a powerful bit of magic that allows the wearer to become completely invisible while wearing it. The fabric of the cloth is woven from special enchanted material for witches and wizards to render themselves unseeable. Much like the magic cloak, Invisalign appliances are made with a material that makes them virtually invisible to the naked eye. The aligners are produced from a patented flexible plastic material that was invented exclusively for Invisalign by biomechanical engineers, who we consider a special class of wizards.Wands that scan your teethA standard instrument of every magic-user is the wand. It allows the bearer to focus their magic sometimes with a beam of powerful light that can produce wondrous things. Dr. Kortam works with the Invisalign scanner much like a wizard does a wand. During the Invisalign digital scanning process, the orthodontist wields a handheld device that takes a high resolution, interactive image of your teeth in 3D, snapping 6,000 images per second!Spells and magic maps for your future smileIn one adventure, the wizards are bestowed with a magic map that tells them how to achieve their goal and avoid any pitfalls. After scanning your mouth, Dr. Kortam will use a magic spell (aka powerful computer software) to create a map for your treatment plan. Every step is plotted using multiple aligners that gently (and invisibly!) guide your teeth until they produce a perfect smile: Novos Risus! No worrying about any missteps along the way.A potion for almost every ailmentThe study of magic potions is the stock and trade of every budding wizard, seeking out ways to address any situations they may encounter and always tinkering with the formula to make it better. Invisalign has a very similar way of producing results. Over the decades of use, Invisalign technology has improved so that it can treat many cases including crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, gap teeth, open bites and generally straighten teeth. Tinkering with the technology in the future will allow Invisalign to resolve even more problems.Ex nihiloThe Invisalign aligners are produced from a powerful 3D scanner that seems to create the appliances out of thin air. There is no hocus pocus here though. A fleet of high-tech devices are employed to produce each and every custom-made aligner that is a perfect fit for your mouth. The technology that backs the Invisalign system isn’t magic, it just seems like it!Meet our head wizardIf it’s smile magic you want, you have to see the right wizard. You wouldn’t go to Professor Flitwick to learn Transfiguration and you wouldn’t want Professor Binns teaching you Quidditch. Since Madam Pomfrey isn’t readily available, for the straight smile of your dreams, you want to see Dr. Kortam, she has extensive experience using Invisalign to straighten young wizards and witches teeth as well as strong experience with adult orthodontics. If you are interested in Invisalign for yourself or your teen child, click below to book a complimentary consultation. We can’t wait to meet you!