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Taking Care of Your Braces at School

If you’re wearing braces, then you are already on the path to a perfect smile. But it is also very important to keep your teeth and braces clean. When you don’t keep your braces clean, bacteria can grow and lead to cavities and gum disease. The last thing you want is to have an unhealthy mouth and a smile full of decay when you finally get your braces off.

When I first got my braces during the summer break, the orthodontist talked to me about how important it is to care of them. It was easy taking care of them while being at home most of the time. But then, I had to go to school with them on. The idea of taking care of my braces on a typical school day with a busy schedule and extracurricular activities sounded quite frustrating. But taking care of braces is as easy at school as it is at home.

My orthodontist whom I went to for braces in Weston gave me some tips that helped make my life with braces a bit easier.

Remember: braces will help you get a healthier and beautiful smile

Yes, it does take a bit of effort, but the braces help your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaws to be healthier. When your orthodontist finally removes your braces, you will have a healthier and beautiful smile that will last a lifetime if you wear your orthodontic retainers. This is key!

What are some essential items that you should carry with you?

The hassle of carrying your braces’ cleaning tools to school may sound like quite a lot of effort. You might not like the idea of carrying the kit around, but it will save you a lot of discomforts when something gets stuck in your teeth or braces. With these essential items, you will be able to take care of them right away.

The best way to go about it would be to invest in a pencil case, a small makeup bag or even a toiletry bag to carry your cleaning essentials with you to school. This way you will always be ready to take care of your braces. Invest in tiny toothbrushes, small containers of toothpaste, floss, and a small mirror, moreover, carrying a travel-sized container of mouthwash or breath strips will help keep your mouth fresh.

If it is difficult for you to clean around brackets and wires, interdental brushes are a great tool for you. Carry extra rubber bands and hooks if you wear these.

What’s more, wearing braces can cause the lips to stretch wider over your teeth, leading to chapped and dry lips. You can include a stick of lip balm in your kit, for when your lips are too chapped. With these essential items, you will be able to take care of it right away.

Get a Winning Smile!

If you are ready to rock your smile and show off your personality through your braces, Dr. Maria Yazji is ready to help you. Dr. Yazji and her team are committed to delivering advanced orthodontic care and personalized treatment to fit your smile goals.

Dr. Yazji Contemporary Orthodontics in Weston, Brickell, and West Miami areas offers clear braces, traditional braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® clear aligners. You can schedule a free orthodontic consultation by filling out a brief form here.

 

 

 

 

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LINGUAL BRACES – AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL BRACES

A healthy and beautiful smile is the first thing people notice about you. Currently, more than 4 million people in Canada and the United States are under the care of an orthodontic specialist to straighten their teeth with orthodontic braces. Seeking treatment, although can be a significant obstacle for many because they don’t like the look of conventional metal braces. The good news is that braces technology has come a long way. Lingual Braces are one of the most recent forms of orthodontic appliances, they’re a great option for working professionals, image-conscious teenagers, and people conscious about the look of braces.

What Are Lingual Braces?

Serve the same function as traditional braces, but they are fixed to the back of your teeth or lingual side of the teeth, rather than the front making them invisible when you smile.

Advantages of lingual braces

Invisibility

Unlike conventional braces, the brackets, wires, and elastic bands are all mounted on the back of the teeth. Unless you open your mouth very wide, others cannot see them.

Might Be Less Painful

Studies have conflicting views about this idea but seem to favor lingual braces. Researchers have found that those who wear lingual braces have lower levels of pain throughout their first month of treatment. Essentially, any type of braces might cause mouth pain at first, and around 90% of people with braces say that their main concern is pain and discomfort. However, this discomfort will eventually go away. In the meantime, your orthodontist may recommend eating cold foods, over-the-counter pain medications, and orthodontic wax.

Custom Design

Can be customized using CAD/CAM software. Studies have also shown that people with customized lingual braces have fewer speech problems and chewing problems. Whereas people using prefabricated braces also had more issues with pressure sores and tongue pain.

Fewer Lifestyle Changes

Although wearing braces mean some changes at first, such as eating soft foods and learning how to clean your braces, compared to conventional braces, lingual braces may mean fewer lifestyle changes.

Credentials

The American Dental Association requires you to have at least 2-years of post-doctoral and advanced training in orthodontics with an accredited program after graduating from dental school. As you consider your options, keep in mind that Dr. Yazji is an orthodontic specialist who not only meets but exceeds the stringent orthodontic standards of education and experience as set by the American Dental Association.

An orthodontic specialist is an expert at moving teeth, correcting bad bites, facial and dental irregularities using conventional and 3M Incognito Lingual Braces, both – with the highest professional standards and assurance of quality care.

Connect With Dr. Yazji’s Contemporary Orthodontics Today!

Finding an orthodontic specialist for yourself is really quite easy. You can schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Yazji’s Contemporary Orthodontics by filling out a brief form here. You can also try our virtual consultation to help guide you on the path to a wonderful smile. Dr. Yazji will evaluate your orthodontic needs and personal smile goals and offer you a preliminary diagnosis.

Come meet us in Weston, Brickell, and West Miami. To book a consultation, you can also contact our offices at 954.280.4399 or 305.780.6418.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider Nationwide

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Invisible Braces in Miami

When it comes to straightening your teeth, choosing a well-experienced orthodontist is extremely important.

The importance of well-experienced and well-trained doctors can never be neglected, especially when it comes to carrying out delicate and complex procedures to fix your teeth and jaw alignment. I am sure you agree with me on this. Invisalign® treatment is a work of art and therefore, it requires high-level training skills. Dr. Maria Yazji, an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider, treats teeth with the face in mind.  A truly customized smile is always designed with the patient’s unique dental and facial features in mind. Dr. Yazji is a well-known orthodontist in the Weston community and the Miami / Brickell areas. Did you know she’s a top 1% Invisalign® Provider nationwide? Yes, that’s right she’s one of the best with the Invisalign® system.

We congratulate her on maintaining her status of being an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider. Her professional dental skills, warm and welcoming work ethic, and broad experience in the field of orthodontics leave the patients truly satisfied and happy.

There are tremendous advantages of getting an Invisalign® treatment and having an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider by your side when you decide to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

The revolutionary Invisalign® treatment can help you achieve straight and well-aligned teeth without any hassle of metallic wires and rubber bands. Sounds amazing, right? The aligners are virtually invisible so you can talk with confidence and they’re completely removable so you can eat without restrictions and enjoy your lifestyle as you would normally do. Above all, this treatment requires very little maintenance, meaning you won’t need to visit the orthodontist very frequently. So that’s a win-win situation.

But all these advantages can only be attained by taking services from a highly experienced orthodontist like Dr. Maria Yazji, with her orthodontic skills and several years of training, she can help you achieve your smile goals.

Why Dr. Maria Yazji is a good fit for you

Well, you might be wondering why is it necessary to choose an Invisalign® Diamond Plus orthodontist? The answer is quite simple:

Great expertise and proficiency

Being an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider, Dr. Maria Yazji treats over 400 patients per year. That’s right! The Diamond Plus is the topmost status an orthodontist can earn and let me assure you, only a handful out of ALL the orthodontists in the world can achieve this honor because of their hard work, dedication to their profession, and great clinical skills. Fortunately, Dr. Maria Yazji is amongst these top status holders.

Treating hundreds of patients annually improves the doctor’s clinical skills, which leads to greater proficiency and accuracy. That’s why it is recommended to get your treatment done by a professional Invisalign® Diamond Plus orthodontist like her.

Top-of-the-line

When it comes to making healthy choices, compromise is never an option. Invisalign® Diamond Plus Providers are considered to be the best with the Invisalign® system. This means that you are in safe hands whilst getting your treatment done.

Dr. Maria Yazji has maintained her top 1% Invisalign® status for more than a decade. In addition, at her practice you’ll find the latest orthodontic technologies like the new iTero 5D Intraoral Scanner, air purifiers to help remove aerosols during orthodontic procedures and of course, the most welcoming staff, who will greet you with a smile on their face.

Better care and attention

Since an Invisalign® Diamond Plus orthodontist like Dr. Maria Yazji treats a huge number of patients annually, they are in a better position to give you professional advice and the required care and attention.

If you are searching for “Best Invisalign® Orthodontist near me”, your search ends here. Dr. Maria Yazji has virtual consultations available for those who are busy to come in for an appointment, she is ready to work with you on a customized smile journey to fit your unique needs. Dr. Yazji with her Invisalign® Diamond Plus status will help you transform your smile into the smile of your dreams. Reserve your complimentary initial consultation today by contacting us at 954.280.4399 / 305.780.6418 or you can request your appointment online.

 

Who is an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider?

Invisalign® is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world. There’s no doubt about it. Each aligner is trimmed to your unique smile for great comfort. Unlike braces, you don’t need to stop enjoying your favorite foods. If you already know you want to get Invisalign® aligners now you should focus on choosing the right doctor. Who you choose to design your treatment plan is one of the most important decisions regarding your treatment. Training and experience matter when choosing your Invisalign® provider.

Keep on reading to find out.

What does Invisalign® Diamond Plus mean?

Invisalign® Diamond Plus is the topmost credential an orthodontist can earn. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and the honor to perform more than 200 cases every 6 months. Yes, you heard that right! Having an Invisalign®Diamond Plus provider by your side will ensure that you are in safe hands. The obvious reason for choosing an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Orthodontist is the vast experience and expertise with Invisalign® treatment.

Only a handful out of 50,000 Invisalign® providers in the United States earns the title and status of being an Invisalign®Diamond Plus Provider. Surprising enough? Well, we have a piece of good news for you, Dr. Maria Yazji is an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider and her expert skills and services are well recognized in the Miami and Weston communities.

Why should you choose an Invisalign® Diamond Plus orthodontist?

Although there are many benefits of getting an Invisalign® treatment, however, the treatment plan is key. Safe to say, Dr. Maria Yazji is well-known for her aesthetic treatments and expert procedures. Her dedication and experience help in treating even the most complex and difficult orthodontic treatments achieving great results. We use the latest technologies, state-of-the-art dental equipment, and Invisalign aligners to generate a customized treatment plan for our patients. It takes years and years to build the trust of the patients and Dr. Maria Yazji, with her Invisalign®Diamond Plus status has won that trust gracefully.

Orthodontists can help realign teeth and jaws. They treat crossbite, overbite, underbite, and any other jaw irregularities. Dr. Maria Yazji has been creating healthy beautiful smiles for more than 25 years in South Florida. She has earned the Invisalign® Diamond Plus status once again in 2021. When it comes to choosing the best orthodontist, she’s a great option to start your smile journey in South Florida.

What are the advantages of Invisalign®?

Invisalign® aligners are completely transparent so you can eat, talk, and smile confidently. They are well-known for providing the utmost comfort due to no sharp edges. Now you can eat your favorite foods without any hassle. How amazing does that sound?

Invisalign® treatment also helps in maintaining the hygiene of the mouth easily as compared to traditional braces. You can brush, floss and rinse your mouth without any fuss of wires or rubber bands. They gradually move your teeth into the desired position to help you get that perfect smile.

You can call or visit our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office to schedule an appointment with an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider, Dr. Maria Yazji. For the ease and comfort of our patients, virtual consultations are also available.  So what are you waiting for? You are just one step away from achieving your dreamy pearl-white smile!

You can book a complimentary appointment here

 

 

 

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My Amazing Smile Transformation with Invisalign in Miami

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!

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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.

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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!

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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:

  • According to the American Association of Orthodontists, straightening crooked teeth can improve overall dental health because it creates a better bite, making teeth fit better and decreasing the risk of future dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing.
  • Invisalign clear aligners have become the most popular removable dental brace.
  • A better smile will improve my confidence as I go on job interviews and prepare to enter the career world.
  • Maria Yazji Orthodontics has offices in Miami close to the university.
  • Yazji is an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider.
  • Because Invisalign aligners are removable, they won’t impede my daily brushing and flossing routine.
  • I will smile more when I Facetime you and Dad. : )
  • Yazji’s Invisalign patients get access to Anywhere Orthodontics for remote appointments – so I won’t miss any of my classes.
  • Invisalign is the most advanced technology that will give me an amazing smile.
  • Yazji treats tons of college kids from Miami and I might meet a really cute guy while I’m there, like Anna did. : )
  • I know, in your eyes I’m perfect in every way, but in reality, my smile is goofy and Dr. Yazji can make it look a whole lot better.
  • With Invisalign, I will be able to see my teeth gradually moving into their ideal position.
  • Invisalign treatment would make a very nice early graduation gift if you were wondering about that.
  • Having a beautiful Invisalign smile could translate to better job offers and better pay so I won’t need to move back home with you and dad after graduation.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

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 agreeing to a date with Tyler, who I met in Dr. Yazji’s reception area.

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5 Good Reasons to Tell Your Parents You Want Invisalign® Aligners

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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:

  1. Invisalign® aligners work great – Whether you have gaps between your teeth that you want to close, crooked teeth you want to straighten, bite issues, or all of the above, Invisalign® aligners from the South Florida offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be a good treatment option for you. These aligners are made to fit your teeth and bite and reposition them into their ideal placement in your mouth.

 

  1. These clear aligners look good – Katie wanted a straight smile but wasn’t crazy about wearing metal braces. That’s one of the reasons that she and her parents decided on clear Invisalign® Unlike silver braces, these clear aligners fit right over your teeth and are barely noticeable. With these clear plastic aligners, Katie could improve her smile without feeling self-conscious about the way she looked. If you don’t want to look like you’re wearing braces, Invisalign® aligners may be a good option for you too.

 

  1. Invisalign® aligners are convenient – Having braces used to mean you had to give up eating anything that was too crunchy, too sticky, or too chewy for a few years. Braces are used to make flossing your teeth a lot trickier. And thanks to metal braces, a lot of kids smiled with their mouths closed in their school pictures. But Invisalign® aligners have changed all that. These thin plastic aligners are removable – so you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss, and take them out briefly for special events, like taking school pictures. The convenience of Invisalign® treatment is something that our teen patients and their parents appreciate.

 

  1. Anywhere Orthodontics makes them even more convenient – At the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, Invisalign® patients can use Anywhere Orthodontics to make their orthodontic treatment even more hassle-free. Morgan is always busy with the drama club, soccer practice, and SAT prep. Her mom always has her hands full with work and four kids at home. That’s why they both love Anywhere Orthodontics. Whenever Morgan has a question about her treatment, or if a problem with one of her aligners comes up between her regular in-office visits, she can use her phone and a simple app to scan an image of her teeth and get helpful feedback from Dr. Maria Yazji, her Invisalign® Diamond orthodontist in Miami. Anywhere Orthodontics saves Morgan and her mom a lot of time, and it can make Invisalign® treatment easier for you and your parents as well.

 

  1. Invisalign® is worth it because a straight smile is worth it. Not only do straight teeth improve how others perceive you, but straight teeth can also stay healthier throughout your lifetime. Getting a perfectly aligned smile can contribute to your future success and health – what every parent wants for their child.

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.

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Get Your Complimentary Smile Assessment and Free Invisalign® New Patient Welcome Kit

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.

Free Invisalign® New Patient Welcome Kit

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 patient’s 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:

  • No brackets or wires to get in the way
  • Invisalign® clear aligners are virtually invisible
  • Invisalign® aligners are removable for easy brushing and flossing
  • You can still enjoy eating your favorite foods
  • Clear aligners won’t keep you from making fun selfies and photos with your friends and family
  • Yazji’s Invisalign® patients will have access to remote appointments
  • Invisalign® clear aligners won’t interfere with your athletic activities
  • You’ll get to see your smile as it transforms.
  • Teen aligners will have blue compliance indicators to assure they’re wearing them enough
  • Invisalign® patients have fewer doctor visits
  • New patients will receive a FREE Invisalign® Welcome Kit while supplies last. Each kit features a convenient travel pouch, case, and cleaning crystals neatly packaged in a sleek box.

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If you’re excited at the thought of transforming your smile with Invisalign® treatment, don’t wait another day to set up your appointment. And you get also an Invisalign Bag From Dr. Yazji. 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.

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Dr. Yazji has three convenient locations in West Miami, Brickell/Downtown, and 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.

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7 Tips to Get the Best Graduation Pics Ever

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:

 

  1. Smile big. You’ve worked hard to get to this point. If you’re graduating high school, getting your college degree, or completing the postgraduate study, you’ve got something to smile about. Sarah, 22, in Miami, wore her Invisalign® aligners to her graduation, since they’re clear and barely noticeable. Joel, 21, in Ft. Lauderdale chose to take out his clear aligners for his graduation ceremony. With or without your removable Invisalign® aligners, say ‘cheese’ with a bright and happy smile for your graduation pictures.

 

  1. Look your best. Your graduation day will be captured forever in photos. If you’ll be posting them online for family and friends to see or printing them out to frame, you’ll want to look great in your graduation pics. For Lisa, 23, in Miami, looking her best for graduation meant getting her hair done and having her sister do her makeup – and showing off her newly straight smile that she got with Invisalign® clear aligners.

 

  1. Don’t miss out on a moment of your graduation day. Getting ready at home, walking across the stage, finding your guests outside afterward, and maybe even having a graduation party that night, your big day will probably be jam-packed. It’s not the day you want any problems to come up. That’s why Rafael, 25, in Weston, was happy to be an Anywhere Orthodontics When a problem with one of his aligners came up the morning of his graduation, he could upload an image of his teeth using his phone and communicate with his experienced Invisalign® orthodontist without having to go into the office. The convenience of Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji meant he didn’t have to miss a moment of his graduation ceremony.

 

  1. Grab your friends for group photos. Sharing your big day with your friends and fellow grads can make it even more special. Study groups, group projects, clinical rotations – you’ve been there for each other. Take great photos with your friends that you can look back on together.

 

  1. Take a picture for mom and dad. It’ll probably be framed and displayed prominently in the house. They’ll want one for their desk at work. They’ll want one to show their friends. Your graduation day is a celebration of your achievement, but it’s a proud day for your parents and other family members too. Take a picture for them to show off your accomplishment.

 

  1. Be in the moment. Your graduation day can seem busy, stressful, hectic – but it also may be one of the most memorable days of your life. It’s the end of one era and the start of a new one in your life. Take time to appreciate everything that makes the day special, including every picture you take.

 

  1. Take plenty of pics to make sure you get the perfect ones. Adrienne, 22, in Coral Gables, says she always has to take a few photos before choosing the best one to share with her friends on Instagram. She has to make sure the angles are right and the lighting is good. But ever since she completed her Invisalign® treatment in Miami, she knows that her smile will look perfect in every shot.

 

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.

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Should I Choose Invisalign® Aligners?

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

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:

  • No metal – just thin, smooth plastic aligners that are used to reposition teeth. These customized aligners are created using digital impressions and the latest in orthodontic technology at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

 

  • No trouble brushing and flossing since Invisalign® aligners are completely removable. While these aligners should be worn for most of the day, they can be taken out briefly when needed.

 

  • No worries when you’re out of town or in class and you have a problem with your aligners. Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji lets you keep in touch with your orthodontist in between your regular in-office appointments. Busy college students and professionals alike love this feature of Invisalign® treatment at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

 

Patients who used to wonder if Invisalign® aligners were right for them to 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.

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8 Benefits of a Straight Smile

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:

 

  1. A straight smile looks good to others. Most people, when asked to rate the attractiveness of someone with straight teeth and someone with crooked teeth, will rate the person with a straight smile as more attractive, and assume they are more intelligent and successful too. That’s why people who are in the public eye fix their teeth, and anyone who wants to look their best may consider straightening their teeth with orthodontic treatment.
  2. Straight teeth may be healthier than crowded teeth since crowded teeth exert unnecessary pressure on surrounding teeth, which can lead to tooth damage and even tooth loss. Straight teeth sit in perfect alignment in the mouth. Think of it this way – when you’re on a crowded bus, crammed next to the people around you, you’re a lot less comfortable than you are when you have enough space. Your teeth feel the same way!
  3. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean. Even if you brush three times a day and floss every night, if your teeth are crowded and crooked, there are surface areas on those teeth that are going to be harder to keep clean. Straight teeth, however, aren’t obstructed and can be cleaned across their entire surface.
  4. Chew as nature intended with straight teeth. For many of the foods you may be eating, the process of digestion begins in the mouth. Your teeth are made to be able to chew food, and chewing food thoroughly is important for your health. But some people with misaligned bites and crooked teeth find chewing to be uncomfortable. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, straightening your teeth through orthodontic treatment can lead to the “better function” of your teeth, including chewing.
  5. No more headaches if your headaches are caused by a misaligned bite. An overbite, underbite, crossbite, or other common bite issue means your teeth aren’t lining up as they should. This can cause tension on surrounding muscles in your face, neck, and jaw, leading to facial pain and headaches. If your headaches are due to your bite, aligning your teeth with Invisalign® treatment or another treatment option at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may help you solve the problem.
  6. No more TMJ pain if, like your headaches, your temporomandibular joint condition is caused or exacerbated by a bite issue or misaligned teeth. This painful, uncomfortable issue may be relieved once your bite is corrected and you can chew without jaw trouble.

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.

  1. Increased self-esteem is commonly reported among people who straighten their smiles through orthodontic treatment. When you’re no longer embarrassed to show off your smile, and you like the way your smile looks, your self-esteem can grow. The American Association of Orthodontics also notes the positive effect that a straight smile can have on self-esteem.

 

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.

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