If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth in South Florida, you may have found a lot of treatment options. While each type of orthodontic treatment has its benefits, all of the braces and aligners you can get will be visible when you’re wearing them – except for one option: Incognito lingual braces. Incognito lingual braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics let you fix your teeth without the usual look of braces.
Lingual braces work like traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are placed on the back of your teeth. You won’t look like you have braces – only you and your orthodontist will know you have Incognito lingual braces. If you are looking for an orthodontic treatment option that isn’t noticeable in Miramar, lingual braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be right for you.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is recognized as a “Center for Excellence” in providing Incognito lingual braces to patients. Dr. Yazji’s experience with these braces, and the state-of-the-art technology used to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, means you can have comfortable, customized orthodontic treatment at one of our three South Florida offices.
Who is a good candidate for Incognito braces? At your first appointment at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, your orthodontist will determine if you will benefit from lingual braces. Teenage patients, young adults, working professionals, and older adult patients in Miramar can be good candidates for Incognito braces from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics. These braces are a top choice among those who are in the public eye and want to keep a natural-looking smile throughout the duration of their orthodontic treatment. But you don’t have to be on the red carpet to use lingual braces – Incognito braces let you keep a braces-free look at school and at work in Miramar, as you get a straight smile.
How much do lingual braces cost in Miramar? To get more information about the cost of treatment and insurance options, contact one of our offices. Our friendly and helpful team will answer your financing questions and discuss payment options with you.
If you’re not sure about which type of orthodontic treatment you want, your orthodontist will discuss all of your options with you. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we offer patients in Miramar and throughout South Florida a number of ways to get a great smile, including Incognito lingual braces and:
You can fix crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, and other orthodontic issues with the right treatment. To schedule a consultation for Incognito lingual braces or another one of our services with Dr. Yazji, contact us today. Wear braces that no one will see and get a straight smile in Miramar with Incognito braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Your smile is unlike anyone else’s and stays with you throughout your life. From childhood through old age, there are things you can do to keep your teeth looking and functioning their best. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we like to remind our South Florida patients of all ages of things they can do to get and keep a healthy smile.
No matter what your age is, good dental hygiene is a must. Sticking to a brushing and flossing schedule keeps your teeth clean, free of plaque and tartar, and reduces your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease. When you clean your teeth, you should:
as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that eat away at the enamel (the protective surface layer) of your teeth. When you don’t clean away the bacteria on your teeth, or brush away sticky and sugary food residue that it feeds on, cavities can develop in your teeth. A small cavity can eventually go deeper and deeper into a tooth and cause pain, an abscess, or even loss of the tooth. A mouth that’s full of dental decay can require root canals, crowns, bridges, and other dental work. Brushing and flossing your teeth, however, can help keep tooth decay at bay, and keep your smile bright and healthy.
Keeping your teeth clean isn’t the only thing you can do for a healthy smile. Making sure your teeth are properly aligned also has benefits for your smile, including:
Crooked teeth may make you self-conscious, but they can do more than that. Crowded teeth can cause damage to surrounding teeth and make it hard for you to clean the entire surface of each of your teeth. A misaligned bite can cause you to have trouble with biting and chewing and can cause jaw pain, headaches, and other uncomfortable problems. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we know that a straight smile is a healthier smile – straightening your smile with braces and maintaining a good oral care routine can improve the look and function of your teeth.
At our offices in Miami, Brickell, and Weston, we help patients get straight teeth through our many treatment options. One of these options uses advanced orthodontic technology to create customized braces for each patient – Insignia Advanced Smile Design at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. With Insignia braces, you can have comfortable and precise orthodontic treatment. Because Insignia Smile Design braces are customized, Insignia patients of Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS may need fewer office visits and finish their treatment sooner than they would with traditional braces. If you’re looking for braces in South Florida, make an appointment for an Insignia Advanced Smile Design with Dr. Yazji and get a straight smile you can keep healthy.
At different times in your life, you may need specific dental treatment or may have specific dental concerns. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help South Florida patients of all ages get their best smiles. Aside from regular dental hygiene recommended for everyone by the ADA — brushing twice a day for two minutes’ time and cleaning between teeth once a day — let’s look at some other times you may need to take extra measures to keep your smile healthy and looking its best.
If you play a sport in school, for fun, or professionally, your teeth may be at risk. Contact sports can cause damage to your face and mouth, and any sport that may result in a fall or a hit to the mouth can potentially cause tooth damage or tooth loss. To prevent damaging your teeth while playing sports in South Florida, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
If you’re pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, the ADA recommends “rinsing with a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water” in order to prevent stomach acid from eroding your tooth enamel. In addition to keeping up with brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to prevent plaque buildup in your mouth, protecting your teeth from acid can help you prevent tooth decay and inflammation and stay healthy.
If you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, at any age, this can be a concern. Many patients with crooked, crowded teeth don’t like the look of their smile, but crooked teeth and other orthodontic issues can cause problems with speech, biting, chewing, and can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and may even lead to tooth damage or tooth loss. You can correct these issues, however, through the use of braces. The ADA says: “Braces can help improve your smile and make your teeth straighter.”
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options for children, teens, and adult patients in the Miami area and across South Florida who wants straight smiles. Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces are the latest advancement in orthodontics and are available to patients at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji. Insignia braces are custom-made to fit each patient’s needs, and the customized brackets and wires result in braces that are more precise and more comfortable than traditional braces, and treatment is usually shorter with Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces too.
If you want to fix your smile, make an appointment for a consultation at our office in Miami, Brickell, or Weston. Dr. Yazji will help you determine the treatment option that is best for you. Get a straight smile in Miami with Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces or another great treatment option from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Dental Care Tips for Every Stage of Life.
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we encourage our South Florida patients to practice good oral hygiene. Not only does regular brushing and flossing keep teeth looking good, but it also keeps them healthy and strong too. Without proper oral care, you may face tooth and gum issues and lack confidence in your smile. Let’s take a look at a few common issues that can occur without dental care, and how you can prevent them.
Dental problem #1: Dental caries, also known as cavities
Caused by: Cavities can be caused by plaque buildup on your teeth, which contains bacteria that break down tooth enamel. Residue from sugary and starchy foods often gives bacteria something to feed on and can contribute to tooth decay.
Can be prevented by: Regular brushing and flossing with fluoride toothpaste. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, and that brushing for two minutes is the optimal amount of brush time to reduce plaque buildup on your teeth. The ADA recommends cleaning between your teeth – by flossing, with interdental brushes, or with a water irrigator – once a day.
Dental problem #2: Gingivitis, or gum inflammation
Caused by: Gingivitis can be caused by the bacteria in plaque buildup on your teeth. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, notes the ADA, and it can advance to a more serious condition called periodontitis.
Can be prevented by: Like cavities, gum inflammation due to plaque and bacteria can be prevented by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. The ADA also recommends visiting your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups, where your dentist can identify and treat gum issues if you do have them.
Dental problem #3: Malocclusion, or an improper bite, and crooked teeth
Caused by: There are several things that can lead to a misaligned bite, crowded teeth, or both. Genetics and modifiable factors can both play a part in the development of your bite and the positioning of your teeth.
Can be treated with: Proper orthodontic intervention, such as traditional braces, Invisalign aligners, or Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Braces or aligners gradually reposition your teeth so you will have a straight smile.
Customized Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces, from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji, are tailor-made for the needs and unique dental anatomy of each patient. Insignia braces from Dr. Yazji allow patients in Miami and throughout South Florida to correct their crooked teeth in a shorter amount of time, and with fewer required office visits, than traditional braces.
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help patients in South Florida get great smiles. If you have crooked teeth and want a straight smile, make an appointment for an Insignia consultation at our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office. Keep your teeth healthy with good dental care, and get a smile you can show off with Insignia Advanced Smile Design from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
A man in Miami is visiting his doctor. He has been experiencing some bothersome symptoms: tiredness during the day, lack of restful sleep, irritability, and – he tells the doctor – his wife says he wakes up gasping for breath every night. He doesn’t remember doing this each night but knows better than to argue with his wife about it She wanted him to see the doctor, so he’s here, he says.
The doctor tells him that it’s a good thing he came in – they’ll do some tests, but it sounds like he may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The man has never heard of it and asks if it’s serious. His doctor explains that it’s a common condition that can have negative implications on the health of sufferers. Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to:
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airway is blocked by tissue, which usually occurs when lying down. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you stop breathing briefly, which can cause you to wake up gasping for air. This can happen multiple times each night and prevent you from getting the restorative sleep you need. Many sleep apnea sufferers in Miami don’t recall waking in the night, but they will often show signs and report symptoms of poor sleep.
In the past, obstructive sleep apnea was treated with a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine would keep the patient’s airway open via forced air. But while the machine is effective, many patients found it to be uncomfortable, noisy, and embarrassing – leading to low compliance with their prescribed treatment. Without treatment, obstructive sleep apnea – and a lack of restorative sleep – persists for sufferers.
But now there is another way to treat obstructive sleep apnea in Miami – an Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. This convenient device fits into your mouth and keeps your airway open while you sleep. An OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is custom made to fit the mouth of each patient using highly accurate digital impressions. South Florida patients of Dr. Yazji can use a customized, comfortable OAT device to treat their obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be a hindrance to your sleep quality and your overall health, but it doesn’t have to be when you get proper treatment. An Oral Appliance Therapy device that’s made for you by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will allow you to discreetly and comfortably treat your sleep apnea and allow you (and your spouse) to get a better night’s rest. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, contact us today for an OAT device consultation at our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office. Treat your obstructive sleep apnea in Miami with an OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
How healthy is your smile? If your teeth are bothering you, you’re not alone. People of all ages in South Florida have dental problems at one time or another. Whether your smile issues are cosmetic – like stained, yellowed teeth, or functional – like a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, you can do something about it. Healthy teeth make a healthy smile. When your teeth are at their best, your smile will look great.
If you want to improve your dental health in Miami, there are a few things you can do. First, make sure that your teeth are clean and free of plaque buildup by following a good oral care routine. Maintain good dental hygiene by following the American Dental Association’s guidelines of:
Following these guidelines can help you prevent staining, keep cavities from forming, and stop gum disease from developing in your mouth.
But keeping your teeth clean and gums healthy isn’t the only thing you can do for a healthy smile in Miami. If your teeth are misaligned, they can be causing you problems. Crooked or crowded teeth are not only less attractive than straight teeth, but they can also lead to tooth damage and even tooth loss. Overlapping teeth can be hard to keep entirely clean, and crowded teeth put pressure on surrounding teeth, which potentially damages them. Straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatment in Miami is one way to make sure your smile is healthy.
The ADA states that getting proper orthodontic treatment, such as braces, “can help improve your smile and make your teeth straighter” as well as contributing to greater dental health and improving your health overall. When braces are used to correct common bite and jaw issues, problems with chewing, headaches, and facial pain, TMJ issues and more may be resolved. Customized braces are available to South Florida patients through Insignia Advanced Smile Design treatment at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Insignia treatment uses advanced dental software to develop a customized orthodontic treatment for each patient of Dr. Yazji. Braces are custom made to fit the teeth and mouth of a patient and to achieve precise, aesthetically pleasing results. When you get Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces from Dr. Maria Yazji, you may be able to see results faster and get your braces off sooner than you would with traditional braces. How to Get a Healthier Smile in Miami.
Keeping your teeth clean and correcting other dental issues can help you keep your smile healthy for years to come. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics offers an array of services to help you get and keep a straight, great-looking smile in Miami. Make an appointment for a consultation at our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office. Keep your teeth healthy with good oral care practices, and get a straight smile with Insignia Advanced Smile Design from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
A mother in Weston is looking into making an orthodontic consultation for her son. She had needed braces as a kid and could see that her son would need them too. As she looked up information about getting braces online, she could see that there are many more options for getting straight teeth than there were in her day. She remembers the large brackets and ‘metal-mouth look of her braces. She remembers many visits to the orthodontist for adjustments, and she recalls how uncomfortable her old braces could be. But orthodontic treatment has come a long way, and she sees that there are some new options for getting her son a straight smile.
Insignia Advanced Smile Design from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is one of those options. These braces use the most advanced dental technology to create customized braces. What are customized braces? Customized braces are 100% fit for each patient. Since each patient has a unique bite structure, unique facial features, and individualized orthodontic needs, custom-fit braces make perfect sense.
How are customized braces created? At the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, Dr. Yazji will use Insignia software to take a virtual 3D image of your mouth. An orthodontic treatment plan will then be developed for you using this highly accurate model of your mouth. Your braces will be custom manufactured to fit your teeth and mouth. Since each bracket will be customized and placed precisely, and wires will be custom-made, you can expect:
Do you need customized braces? Your orthodontist will be able to discuss this with you. At your first appointment, Dr. Yazji will assess your orthodontic needs and determine which service is best for you. Customized Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces may be the right fit for you, or you may do better with another one of the services offered to South Florida patients of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. At your first appointment at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Yazji, your orthodontist will talk to you about your treatment options and answer any questions you have about getting straight teeth.
Straightening your teeth and correcting bite issues can contribute to the overall health of your teeth and mouth in Miami. At the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji, your dental health and hygiene are important to us. Your orthodontist will be able to provide you with tips to care for your teeth while wearing braces, such as how to floss with braces, and can recommend ADA-approved dental care products to keep your teeth healthy during and after your orthodontic treatment.
Make an appointment to see if Insignia Advanced Smile Design is right for you or your child. Our helpful team will help you find an appointment time that works for you. Customized Insignia braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics straighten teeth quickly and comfortably, and can work for you!
What do your teeth say about your health? Dental health can be a reflection of overall health, and some common tooth and gum problems can contribute to other issues throughout your body. A healthy mouth can help you prevent infection, inflammation, and more – but are you doing all you can for the health of your teeth and gums? Let’s look at three things you should be doing if you want a healthier smile in South Florida.
Insignia Advanced Smile Design uses the latest orthodontic technology to create custom-fit braces for patients at the Miami, Brickell, and Weston offices of Dr. Maria Yazji. Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces from Dr. Yazji:
When you set up an Insignia braces consultation with Dr. Yazji, you’ll be able to view a digital image of what your new smile will look like. At the South Florida offices of Dr. Yazji, we also offer Invisalign treatment, Invisalign for teens, silver and ceramic braces, WildSmiles braces for kids, and more. See what our patients have to say about us, and let us help you straighten your teeth in Miami too. Improve the health of your teeth with Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Oral Care Plus Customized Braces: Everyone wants a great smile. And if you asked most people, they’d tell you that straight, white teeth are what you need for a beautiful smile. If you asked dentists, though, they would add that the function and overall health of your teeth are also very important for a great smile. Some people are born with naturally straight teeth, and some people go their whole lives without a single dental cavity. Most of us, however, need a little help when it comes to getting our best smile. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get a great straight smile and keep your teeth healthy.
First, let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to get and maintain healthy, cavity-free teeth:
Healthy teeth and gums are the foundation for a lifetime of great smiles. But crooked, crowded teeth or gaps between teeth may be keeping you from the perfect smile you want. Straight teeth actually help you achieve better dental health by reducing the pressure that crowded teeth exert on surrounding teeth, and by correcting jaw and bite issues. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, South Florida patients can fix common orthodontic problems and get their best smiles.
Insignia Advanced Smile Design provides patients at the offices of Dr. Yazji with braces that are custom-designed for their teeth and their orthodontic needs. Customized Insignia braces from Dr. Yazji can help you get the straight teeth you need for your best smile in Miami. Oral Care Plus Customized Braces…
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we can help you get a straight, healthy smile. To make an Insignia Advanced Smile Design consultation, or to see if one of our other services is right for you, contact us today. Our friendly team will help you make your first appointment at one of our three South Florida office locations. The right oral care and the right orthodontic treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can get you a beautiful smile!
National Dental Hygiene Month: October may be recognized as National Dental Hygiene Month, but dental hygiene should be recognized and practiced daily to maintain healthy gums and teeth, fresh breath, and a beautiful smile.
Many serious teeth problems can be prevented by following simple but consistent oral hygiene. Here are a few tips for keeping your smile healthy and bright:
It is important to practice home oral care daily if you want to avoid the need for extensive dental intervention in the future. For more information from the American Dental Association on the best practices for home oral care, visit their website at ADA.org/homecare.
Establishing healthy oral care habits starts early. Parents should begin gently cleaning their children’s teeth as soon as they emerge. Check with your dental professional for advice on how and when to begin using a toothbrush on your child. Even young children should be encouraged to practice daily care of their teeth, and parents and older siblings can be their best role models. Let young children see you brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and make it part of your daily routine.
As children get older, they can take on more of the responsibility but should be supervised by a parent. Part of helping your child to achieve great oral health that lasts a lifetime is monitoring the development of their teeth and the possible need for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists suggests scheduling a dental evaluation by the age of 7, or sooner if there are any signs of orthodontic problems.
At Maria Yazji Orthodontics, your family will find a warm and caring atmosphere and experience and excellence when it comes to orthodontic care. With state-of-the-art offices located in Miami and Broward County Florida, patients young and old can find the orthodontic services they need. Dr. Maria Yazji, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, graduating in the top 5% of her class. She went on to complete an additional two years of orthodontics specialty training, obtaining a Master of Science in Orthodontics degree (MS) from Northwestern University. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you’ll find a friendly and highly-skilled team that will work together to improve your oral health and smile.
If you are considering braces for you or your child, Dr. Yazji has also been named an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign doctors in North America. Dr. Yazji is recognized in her community for her experience and caring nature and for her experience and ability to make every patient comfortable and at ease throughout their orthodontic treatment.
If you are interested in seeing whether Invisalign braces are the right choice for you, schedule your appointment today and let Dr. Yazji and her team detail for you an orthodontic plan that you will surely embrace. Invisalign braces are clear and removable which makes them one of the most popular methods for straightening teeth. If you’ve been bothered by crooked teeth and unsightly gaps in your smile but don’t like the idea of traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners will have you smiling from ear to ear!
If you are searching for the highest quality dental care and the most advanced orthodontic treatment plan in Miami and Broward County, Florida, contact the offices of Maria Yazji Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment.