Reston Center For Dentistry's Drs. Taimour Raja and Rabia Rafiq are so confident that you'll have little to no wait time at their boutique dental office that they've stocked the waiting room with only two chairs. That's not to imply that the waiting room is small. In fact, it's part of a spacious, loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows, modern decor, and a kids' area that comes with a bright-green table, stuffed animals, and invisible rocket ships. The waiting-room chairs are spaced apart by a pedestal table covered in magazines and sit atop a cream-colored shag carpet that lies underneath a candle-topped coffee table.
The dentists' dedication to modern times is present not only in the chic decor but also in their extensive arsenal of oral technology, including an intraoral camera. These tools come in handy as the dentists perform their extensive list of services, which range from children’s and family services to cosmetic treatments to sedation dentistry.
After earning her doctoral dental degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Golnaz Miamee put roots down at Dental One Reston with the goal of making her patients feel comfortable. Each treatment room is outfitted with a TV and stereo headphones, which allow patients and their molars to get lost in a movie while she examines their mouths. She takes a gentle approach during routine checkups, and keeps communication flowing so that patients know what to expect from more intensive procedures such as root canals and dental implants. For those who experience dentist-visit anxiety, she offers sedation dentistry, calming their nerves with nitrous oxide and reassuring lullabies. She is also an expert in cosmetic dentistry, straightening and repairing smiles with Lumineers' natural-looking veneers and Invisalign's invisible teeth aligners.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.