When I moved to Miami to attend UM two years ago, I wasn’t sure of what I would be getting into. I had predicted that my relocation from a small midwestern town to a vibrant and bustling city would take some getting used to. What I hadn’t imagined was how quickly I would fall in love with Miami. The art, the music, the international flavors, the beaches, the fashion, the welcoming people, and of course the magical sunrises and sunsets. The vibe in Miami is like no place else on earth and I was all about it!
I quickly settled into my new life as a university student (Go Canes!) and resident of Miami. Being able to study for exams in December from the comfort of a beach chair was nothing short of spectacular. Everything I needed in terms of shopping, restaurants, doctors, and other services was within close proximity to the off-campus apartment I was renting with two other UM students, Anna and Karen.
As I was nearing the end of my sophomore year, it was time to begin the search for internships and focus on my career path. I began fine-tuning my resume and preparing for job interviews. It was time to ditch my college sweatshirt and baseball cap and get my professional style together. My roommate, Anna, who is as stylish as they come, helped me select the basics I would need to look career-ready. We spent the day shopping (and eating!) on Brickell Avenue and had a wonderful time finding me a new wardrobe.
When the day came for my first interview, I stood in front of the mirror admiring my new and sophisticated look. However, there was one thing that I was not feeling confident about – my smile. My bottom teeth had always been crooked, although I had gotten proficient at hiding them when I smiled. What I couldn’t conceal was my overbite and the gap between my front teeth. When I was younger, I was told my gapped-tooth smile was “cute”. But there I was, dressed to impress and looking ready to take on the business world, yet my teeth made me look and feel like a young schoolgirl. It was definitely not the look I was going for!
After sharing my concerns with my two roommates, both of them chimed in at the same time, “Dr. Maria Yazji!” they both shrieked. “Who?” Did I question? Well, it turned out that my roommates (and pseudo style consultants) both had the kind of perfect smiles you see in fashion magazines, and both had been Invisalign patients of Dr. Maria Yazji. They told me that Dr. Yazji had offices in the Brickell Downtown area of Miami, West Miami, and in Weston where Karen was originally from. Without hesitation, they pulled up Dr. Yazji’s website on my laptop. They insisted I call Dr. Yazji right away for what they referred to as a free “smile consultation”. I told them I always knew I needed braces but the thought of all that metal in my mouth kept me from making an appointment. “What planet have you been living on?” quipped Anna. “Have you not heard about clear Invisalign aligners?” Karen added. “Do you think we were born with teeth like this? I was a full-out snaggletooth growing up – for real!!! Dr. Yazji fixed my smile with Invisalign! Back in high school, every kid in Weston went to her for braces.” she said. “She’s the best of the best!”.
Anna went on to tell me that Dr. Yazji was named an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign doctors in North America. As a Super Elite Preferred Provider, Dr. Yazji is a member of an exclusive group of Invisalign practitioners in the U.S. and Canada that have met the stringent Invisalign clinical education requirements and experience levels. My roommates assured me that I’d be in really good hands at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. They also informed me that as one of Dr. Yazji’s Invisalign patients, I would be given access to a phone app called Anywhere Orthodontics that would let me scan images of my smile from my phone and send them to Dr. Yazji for feedback if I had some kind of concern. These are called “remote appointments” and would mean fewer visits to the orthodontist’s office. That was really important to me as a college student because I was taking a full load of classes and I was involved in several school clubs. My tight schedule left me very little free time for frequent appointments. I was lucky if I found time to sleep! When I did have to visit Dr. Yazji for my regular appointments, her office in Brickell was conveniently located just a few minutes from campus. My roommates told me that Dr. Yazji’s Miami offices are a college hotspot because so many students from FIU and UM go there for their Invisalign treatment. Anna likes to tell everyone how she met her boyfriend in the reception area while waiting for her appointment with Dr. Yazji. “Who needs Miami nightclubs to meet hot college guys when Dr. Yazji’s office is so close to campus!” She likes to say.
After hearing so many great things about Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, my next step was to convince my parents of why Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Yazji would be a good thing for me. Here is my list of Invisalign treatment benefits that I sent to them:
With so many convincing benefits of Invisalign treatment, my parents were on board with me getting my teeth straightened at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. I immediately made an appointment for my Smile Assessment and in no time had received my first set of clear aligners. My Invisalign aligners were custom fit using high tech scanners at Dr. Yazji’s office. They fit great and were comfortable to wear. Because they were clear, I hardly noticed that I was wearing them. I wore them all day and night except when I was eating or brushing. It was a relief knowing that I could still enjoy all the delicious food in Miami without having to worry about metal brackets and such. I just removed my Invisalign aligners whenever I ate. How great is that?
Now that I have graduated and landed my dream job in Miami, I can’t help but recognize how very grateful I am to the entire team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics and to my parents for giving me a smile that is better than I had ever imagined. Invisalign treatment was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made – next to agree to a date with Tyler, who I met in Dr. Yazji’s reception area.
Maybe your friends have them. Maybe you’ve seen commercials for them on TV or online. Maybe you’ve seen the stunning smiles they create. Whichever way you’ve figured it out, you know that Invisalign® aligners can get you a smile you will really love.
Now that you know it, you’ve got to get your parents on board, too. If you’re a teen in South Florida who wants to straighten your teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners, there’s good news: Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is here to help you – and your parents – throughout your orthodontic treatment.
At the South Florida offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you can get a straight smile with Invisalign® treatment for teens. Here are 5 good reasons to talk to your parents about the benefits of these popular clear aligners:
Your smile matters to you, which is why it matters to us, too. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we can answer all the questions you and your parents may have about getting Invisalign® clear aligners. Set up an Anywhere Orthodontics appointment with Dr. Maria Yazji, or contact us for more information on Invisalign® treatment. Hablamos Español. Get your best smile with clear Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
If you’ve been wondering if Invisalign® treatment is right for you, stop second-guessing yourself. Make an appointment today online or call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to set up an appointment for your Complimentary Smile Assessment. For a limited time, all new Invisalign® patients will receive a Patient Welcome Kit while supplies last.
Utilizing the latest in orthodontic technology combined with the best orthodontic practices and expertise, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics uses iTero Element® to capture a 3-D image of their patients’ teeth. From there, Dr. Yazji will skillfully map out a precise treatment plan that will reshape your smile into one that you will be excited to show off to the world.
Using industry-leading technology, Dr. Yazji will provide you with clear Invisalign® aligners customized for your individualized treatment plan. With today’s digital technology, your clear Invisalign® aligners will be made with your comfort and smile in mind. Say goodbye to gooey mouth molds and painful brackets! Your custom fit clear aligners will be designed just for you to ensure a great fit!
The benefits of becoming an Invisalign® patient are many. Here are just a few:
If you’re excited at the thought of transforming your smile with Invisalign® treatment, don’t wait another day to set up your appointment. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we are passionate and committed to providing our patients with the best orthodontic services possible. Our offices are friendly and inviting and our team prides itself on making your orthodontic journey one worth smiling about.
Dr. Yazji has three convenient locations in West Miami, Brickell/Downtown, and in Weston, Florida. This dynamic and experienced Doctor of Dental Surgery has been recognized as an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign doctors in North America. Dr. Yazji has been specially trained to manage tooth movement and guide facial development and has an exceptional level of Invisalign® expertise.
Whether you’re a busy college student in Miami or Broward, an active teen, career professional, or any man or woman who wants to feel more confident about your smile, Invisalign® clear aligners might be the treatment option you’ve been hoping for!
If you envision a future of brighter smiles and a happier more confident you, we would be honored to welcome you at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Please visit our Invisalign web page or call us at 786.338.9447.
You’re graduating! Few words mean more to high school seniors, future college grads, and postgraduate students. After years of early morning classes and late-night study sessions, cramming for midterms and finals, juggling work and family with the demands of school, and the many significant moments of the past few years, graduation time is a time to celebrate. Whether your graduation ceremony is just around the corner or still a few years away, follow these tips, courtesy of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, to get the best graduation pics ever:
If you want a straight smile for your graduation photos, Invisalign® treatment and Anywhere Orthodontics from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be a good option for you. Contact one of our three South Florida offices today for more information on Invisalign® clear aligners, or make an appointment for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji. Get a great smile and the best graduation pics ever with help from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Every day Marcus has decisions to make. Should he go to the gym before or after his morning classes? Does he want to make lunch at home or grab takeout? Should he start his calculus or biology homework first? Was that internship this summer a better choice than a few extra classes? Working his way through college and trying to make the best decisions for his daily life and his future, Marcus figured he was doing a pretty good job.
But every morning after brushing his teeth, he’d look in the mirror and notice that his smile just wasn’t up to par. His overbite and crowded teeth made him a little too embarrassed of how he looked. He examined his teeth in the mirror and wondered to himself, “should I choose Invisalign® aligners?”
Marcus knew he would feel better with a straight smile. He knew the importance of fitness and overall health, and that included the health and appearance of his teeth. After talking it over with an experienced Invisalign® orthodontist in Brickell, he knew that Invisalign® aligners would be the right choice for him.
Invisalign® clear aligners are used to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites. These customized plastic aligners can transform imperfect grins into beautifully straight smiles. Anyone in South Florida who wants to get a better smile without the use of metal braces may be a good candidate for clear Invisalign® treatment from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Benefits of getting Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji orthodontics include:
Patients who used to wonder if Invisalign® aligners were right for them have been amazed at their smile transformations. Patients who used to be self-conscious about their smiles have reported increased self-confidence because of their new smiles. A straight smile can have health benefits and boost self-image, which is important at every stage of life.
If you’re like Marcus and trying to decide if Invisalign® treatment is worth it, schedule an Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Yazji to have your questions answered. Contact our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office to make an appointment. Hablamos Español. Find out if getting Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is the right choice for you.
Exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water – all these things benefit your health and well-being. Spending time with family and friends and doing the things you love can keep you feeling good, too. But, did you know that your smile can play a part in your health and wellness, too? It’s true, your smile can play an important role in your overall health and affect your self-esteem. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help our patients in South Florida get their best smiles. Let’s take a look at 8 benefits of a straight smile:
7.Better selfies, school pictures, and family photos can be taken with a new and improved smile. Feeling good about your straight smile can give you the confidence you need to smile wide in photos and let you have keepsakes you’ll love to look back at. Orthodontic treatment in Miami and South Florida from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help you get a straight smile that’s photo-ready.
If you need one or all of these benefits of a straight smile in your life, let us at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics help you! Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Yazji at our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office. See how straight teeth and a better smile from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can benefit you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners.: Jessica moved to Miami for a great new job. She got a new car, a new apartment, and new furniture. She settled into her new life in the Magic City. But something was missing. When she met with her manager, when her co-worked flashed their perfect pearly whites, when she went on a few blind dates and felt self-conscious – it was her smile. Her teeth had always bothered her. They were too crooked and she had never been happy with the way they looked.
So, what did Jessica do? She decided to get a new smile in Miami – a picture-perfect one to fit her exciting new life. A smile that would bring her confidence at work and in her personal life. A smile that would bring out her best self. Jessica got a new smile created just for her with Invisalign Clear Aligners.
Finding the right treatment
First, Jessica searched online to learn more about the best ways for adults to straighten their teeth. Invisalign® treatment seemed like it might be a good fit. She liked the fact that she could straighten her teeth with thin, clear aligners instead of the metal braces she remembered from middle school. Being able to go to work wearing these barely-noticeable aligners was a big plus.
She found out that she should see an experienced orthodontist in Miami for her Invisalign® aligners, which brought her to Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. At the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics, patients can receive Invisalign® treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS, a Diamond Invisalign® provider who is among the top Invisalign® orthodontists in North America. Dr. Yazji would help Jessica get a beautiful new smile with customized clear aligners.
Wearing her new aligners
Once Jessica had her Invisalign® aligners, she was working towards a new, straight smile as she went to work, went to the gym, and went out with friends in Miami. When she went out to eat, she could take out her aligners during the meal. When she brushed and flossed at night, being able to remove her Invisalign® aligners made things simple.
Every few weeks she went into an in-office appointment to check her progress, and see if it was time to switch to the next set of aligners she’d been given. And when she had a question about her treatment when she was visiting her hometown, Anywhere Orthodontics let her upload a scan of her smile using her phone and get feedback from Dr. Yazji. As the months went by, Jessica could see her smile improve more and more.
Loving her new smile
In just about a year-and-a-half, Jessica’s teeth were straight. Her new smile was perfect! Her confidence skyrocketed and before long she got the promotion she’d been going for. Now when she meets with her boss, she smiles. When she goes on dates, she smiles. When someone compliments her beautiful smile, she knows it’s thanks to Invisalign® aligners and Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Do you want to get a new smile too? Let us at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics help you. Find out if Invisalign® clear aligners are right for you when you set up a consultation with Dr. Yazji. Contact us today for more information on getting your best smile. Hablamos Español. Get a smile you love in Miami from Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS.
Invisalign® Aligners Dos and Don’ts: “Mom, what do I do?” If you have a pre-teen, teen, or college-aged kid, you may have heard this more times than you can count. As they grow up, you support and guide them as they learn how to navigate through life. School, work, friends, and their first love — you’re there to listen and with the right advice when they ask. But when it comes to straightening their smile, you may not be sure what to tell them. You know a straight, bright smile looks great. You know a beautiful smile can give them an advantage in life. But what are these Invisalign® clear aligners they’re talking about?
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we’re here to help our patients and their families get the treatment that’s right for them. Invisalign® aligners are a popular treatment choice for teen and adult patients in South Florida, so let’s take a look at a few dos and don’ts of Invisalign® treatment:
DO use Invisalign® clear aligners to correct orthodontic issues like crowding, crossbite, overbite, underbite, and gaps between teeth if recommended by your orthodontist. These clear plastic aligners are designed to gradually move teeth into their proper alignment. With convenient and affordable Invisalign® treatment in the Miami and Weston areas from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, your son or daughter can achieve a great smile.
DON’T leave orthodontic problems untreated. Crowded, crooked teeth and misaligned bites can lead to bigger problems down the road, such as difficulty chewing, jaw pain, headaches, and decreased self-esteem. Years ago, people who didn’t have straight teeth had to live with it, but today a variety of treatment methods and advanced orthodontic technology make straightening teeth and correcting bite issues easier than ever.
DO keep up with Invisalign® treatment between scheduled office visits at our Weston, Brickell, or Miami offices with Anywhere Orthodontics. With this app and a smartphone, Invisalign® patients at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can scan their smile from wherever they are and communicate directly with Dr. Yazji. Anywhere Orthodontics lets patients with busy schedules get expert Invisalign® treatment on their terms – and with fewer appointments.
DON’T leave aligners out for too long. One of the great things about these clear, thin aligners is that they’re removable. So, eating, brushing, and flossing aren’t complicated by brackets and wires, and attending special events without aligners is possible thanks to Invisalign® treatment in Miami. But, Invisalign® aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours each day, every day until treatment is complete.
DO look for an experienced Invisalign® orthodontist for treatment in South Florida. There are a lot of orthodontists out there, but if you want Invisalign® clear aligners, find an Invisalign® Diamond provider. As one of the most experienced Invisalign® providers in North America, and Broward’s only Invisalign® Diamond provider, Dr. Yazji can help you or your child get a stellar smile.
DON’T hesitate to set up an Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Maria Yazji at one of our three office locations. Our friendly office team is here to help you get started. Hablamos Español. Invisalign® treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics creates perfect smiles in South Florida.
5 Reasons to Smile this Summer!: Ahhhh! Summertime. Trips to the shore. Relaxing by the pool. Family reunions and vacation travel with friends and family. With so many reasons to smile and enjoy the summer season, why are you hiding your precious smile?
If you’re tired of looking grumpy or too serious in photographs, or if you find that you purposefully keep your lips pursed whenever you smile, maybe you should look into options for improving what you may be hiding. If crooked or gapped teeth have you frowning when you should be smiling, it’s time to turn that frown upside down! There is no need to be ashamed of your teeth. With today’s advanced orthodontics, overbites, underbites, and other undesirable dental conditions are a thing of the past.
If you live in Miami or Broward County, Florida – your smile is about to get a whole lot sunnier! With three convenient offices in West Miami, Brickell/Downtown and Weston, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will have you grinning from ear to ear in no time! Dr. Yazji, an experienced Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), earned her degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class from this top-ranked and selective university recognized for its rigorous academics. Dr. Yazji furthered her education with an additional two years of orthodontics specialty training, obtaining a Master of Science in Orthodontics degree (MS) from Northwestern University. As the daughter of two respected dentists, Dr. Yazji learned early that a beautiful smile can be life-altering. As she set out on her own orthodontic journey to provide the best and most advanced orthodontic treatment, she quickly developed an enviable reputation in South Florida from scores of appreciative and smiling patients who obtained the kind of orthodontic results that only a specialized, experienced and skillful doctor can deliver.
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you’ll discover a nurturing, family-friendly environment that welcomes patients of every age. Whether you’re a college student who is eager to correct some misaligned teeth prior to graduation, a bride who wants her best smile on her wedding day, or a busy mom who’s ready to perfect her own teeth now that her children’s orthodontic treatment is complete – there is no better time than today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Yazji!
Still not convinced you’re ready to consult with Dr. Yazji this summer about an orthodontic treatment plan that is right for you? Here are 5 more reasons to smile this summer:
Dr. Maria Yazji has assembled a top-notch orthodontic team at her offices in South Florida. With Dr. Yazji at the helm, diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws, combined with superior patient satisfaction, has made Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics the place to turn to for the best orthodontic care in Broward and Miami. You can reach the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics at 786-338-9447, or visit www.orthodonticsinmiami.com or www.anywhereorthodontics.com to schedule an appointment. Hablamos español.
He popped the question! With the engagement ring of her dreams sparkling on her finger, she smiled as she shared the big news with her mother and sisters. Shopping for the perfect wedding dress would come next, they joyfully anticipated as they admired her gorgeous ring. Then, picking out a venue, a cake, flowers, and finding a photographer for the perfect wedding pictures would follow. Suddenly, her smile dimmed. Wedding pictures meant lots of photos that captured their special day forever, photos of the bride and groom happy and smiling. Sadly, she just wasn’t confident or comfortable with the idea of seeing her smile forever captured in wedding pictures.
“What’s wrong?” her mother asked her, “Aren’t you excited?” “I am.” the bride-to-be answered softly, “but… it’s my teeth. I have never liked my crooked smile and I’m afraid it will be the one thing that’s not perfect for my wedding.” Her mother shook her head. “We should have gotten you braces when you were younger.” She said apologetically. “I know what you can do to improve your teeth and smile!” her sister said excitedly, “After my friend from work got engaged, she went to Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics and was fitted with clear Invisalign® aligners . Her smile was perfect – just in time for her wedding day!”
“What is Invisalign?” their mother asked. “They’re thin custom-fitted clear aligners that you wear to straighten your teeth. Everyone gets them these days.” her sister replied. “My friend absolutely loves her Invisalign results, and her orthodontic team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami. There is even an office in Weston, too!” “That’s a really good idea!” the future bride said, “I’ll have to look into that so I can get a smile that’s as perfect as this ring.”
If you’ve dreaming of a straighter smile that’s as bright and as flawless as your engagement ring, our friendly and experienced professionals at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics are here to help you. With three office locations in West Miami, Brickell and Weston, convenient appointment hours, and affordable orthodontic treatment options, your dream smile is just a phone call away! Dr. Yazji Orthodontics welcomes patients of every age and is THE place to go to get your best smile in South Florida.
Clear Invisalign® aligners are a very popular and effective treatment option for patients who want to get a straight smile. Using advanced orthodontic technology, Dr. Yazji creates each set of aligners to fit her patients’ unique bite and to correct other common orthodontic issues, such as crowding, gaps between teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. If you want your smile to look better, Invisalign® treatment at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be the right choice for you.
The convenience of Invisalign® treatment is why many patients choose these clear aligners to straighten their teeth. Since Invisalign® aligners can be removed, eating, brushing, flossing, and attending special events will be easy. Anywhere Orthodontics – available to Invisalign® patients at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji – lets patients have remote appointments with Dr. Yazji when they have questions about their treatment between their regular in-office visits. If wedding planning is keeping you busy, or your schedule just always seems to be full, Invisalign® clear aligners and Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji may be a good fit for you.
At Dr. Yazji Orthodontics, we provide affordable orthodontic treatment to patients in Miami, Weston and the surrounding South Florida area. Connect with us on Facebook, and contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS. Hablamos Español. We’re waiting to talk to you about getting a beautiful smile from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.