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PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Sterling, VA

In this day and age, innovative and convenient teeth straightening is a reality with Invisalign®. At PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, Virginia, the certified specialists offer Invisalign as a successful alternative to uncomfortable and unsightly tightening wires and brackets that often poke or irritate your gums. Forget metal braces and choose Invisalign – a series of discrete, clear, and smooth thermoplastic aligner trays that shift your teeth into alignment over time. Call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or schedule your appointment with Kourosh Kianpour, DDS, or Mojgan Partovi, DDS, online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular dental teeth-straightening treatment that effectively resolves many of the problems associated with traditional metal braces.

With Invisalign, you wear a series of removable, clear, thermoplastic aligner trays that gently shift your teeth into alignment.

Your Invisalign trays are removable, but you should make sure you wear your aligner trays for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours every day for the best results. If you’re not brushing your teeth, eating, or posing for a special photo, your Invisalign tray should stay in your mouth.

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Invisalign might be a great choice to resolve several dental problems, such as:

  • Spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Teeth misalignment
  • Rotated teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth

During your personal consultation, your dentist can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

After evaluating your teeth, your dentist uses the iTero Element® scanner to create your retainer and an individualized Invisalign treatment plan.

Your dentist fits your custom plastic aligners to your teeth, and when you’re wearing your aligner trays, the trays gently shift your teeth into place.

You usually visit PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry every six to eight weeks for a quick assessment, and your dentist sends you home with several trays. The Invisalign straightening process continues until you’re happy with the look and feel of your new smile.

You can complete most Invisalign treatments in just 12-18 months. In some cases, you might finish your Invisalign treatment in as little as six months.

What is Propel?

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers complimentary consultations and the Propel technology — an advanced orthodontic method that works alongside your Invisalign aligners or your braces to accelerate the treatment. Propel involves micro-osteoperforation® (MOPs) — a special technique where your dentist places perforations or dental dimples around teeth requiring extra stimulation.


Propel is a simple device that you take home and place in your mouth over your Invisalign aligners for five minutes every day. The device delivers safe and gentle vibrations and uses your body’s biology to stimulate faster tooth movement by increasing the rate of bone remodeling, so your teeth can be more quickly guided into their desired position.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers Invisalign due to the myriad benefits, such as:

  • Convenience
  • Fewer office visits
  • Fast and effective treatment
  • Discretion
  • Comfort

If you’re interested in exploring how Propel and Invisalign can beautify your smile, call PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry or request a consultation online today.