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College Students Have Something to Smile About When Using This Dental Monitoring App from Campus

“I don’t know about you,” the college student said to his friend “but I don’t have time for braces. All those appointments, when would I fit them in? I’m taking five classes this semester.” His friend smiled, a perfectly straight smile “I thought I didn’t have time to fix my teeth either until I found out about remote appointments. I could check in with my orthodontist before class, after class, whenever I had time. It was really easy, and it saved me a lot of time, and gas money. You should check it out.”

Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji is perfect for busy college students in South Florida. Getting a straight smile is possible for even the busiest student thanks to this convenient, time-saving treatment option from the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics. Anywhere Orthodontics pairs popular Invisalign® treatment with an innovative app that allows for remote appointments. The combination of Invisalign® clear aligners and remote appointments lets college students in Miami Dade and Broward County get advanced orthodontic treatment on their terms.

Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen use clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth and close gaps between teeth. Unlike silver braces, these aligners let you keep a natural-looking, metal-free smile as you straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners can be removed briefly each day, letting you eat, brush, and floss comfortably. Dr. Maria Yazji is a diamond Invisalign® provider and the only diamond Invisalign® orthodontist in Broward County. UM, students, FIU students, FAU students, and college students throughout South Florida can straighten their teeth with Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji.

Dental Monitoring App

Dental Monitoring App

Remote appointments with the dental monitoring app are quick and easy. Anywhere Orthodontic patients simply scan an image of their smile from wherever they are and upload it through the app. You can have your Invisalign® checkup from campus, fitting your orthodontic treatment into your busy schedule. Dr. Yazji will monitor all of your scans, and provide instructions for your Invisalign® treatment through messages on your phone. You can improve your smile, with fewer in-office appointments, with Invisalign® braces and remote appointments from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics.

It’s easy to get a perfect smile with Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji:

  • First, become an Invisalign® patient at the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics
  • Next, Dr. Yazji will give you access to the dental monitoring app
  • Then, use the app for some of your Invisalign® appointments – anytime, anywhere

If you’re a college student in South Florida, you can get your best smile by graduation with Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji. Make an appointment today for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji, or contact one of our three South Florida offices. Anywhere Orthodontics gives college students a convenient way to get their best smiles – and that’s something to smile about!

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Now Busy Professionals Can Scan Their Invisalign® Smile Anywhere, Anytime with This Innovative App

Smile Anywhere – The commute to work, morning meetings, conference calls, deadlines to make, afternoon meetings, the commute home, answering emails – for busy professionals in Miami, schedules are full. But now there is a way to make time for the orthodontic treatment that can get you a better smile. If your workday doesn’t permit much time off, if you can’t seem to get away from the office, or if you don’t want to spend your downtime rushing to another appointment, Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji can work for you.

Remote orthodontics appointments are changing the appointment game. A dental monitoring app allows the patient to scan their smiles anywhere, anytime instead of having to go to an in-office appointment. This innovative app is now available to Invisalign® patients at the South Florida offices of Dr. Maria Yazji.

If you’ve always wanted a better smile, Invisalign® aligner for adults may be a great choice for you. These clear aligners let you straighten crooked teeth and close gaps between teeth without the use of metal braces. Business owners, medical professionals, teachers, office workers, and other busy professionals in South Florida can go to work without the look of traditional silver braces. Dr. Maria Yazji is a diamond Invisalign® orthodontist, which places her in the top 1% of Invisalign® providers nationwide.

When you have Invisalign® braces, regular appointments are necessary to check the progress of your smile. As an Invisalign® patient at Dr. Yazji orthodontics, you’ll be given several sets of custom-made clear aligners to straighten your teeth. Every few weeks, your orthodontist will check your smile and tell you when to move on to your next set of Invisalign® aligners. With the dental monitoring app, you’ll be able to have some of these appointments from work, home, or even on the go.

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When it’s time for a remote appointment, you’ll use the dental monitoring app and your smartphone for your Invisalign® checkup. You’ll scan your smile and upload the image using the convenient app. Scanning your smile won’t take long and can be done from wherever you are, whenever you want. Dr. Yazji will review your scans and send you instructions via the app on your phone. Dental appointments can be that simple!

A reduced number of office visits for your Invisalign® treatment means more time for you. If you’re a busy professional in South Florida, let Dr. Yazji Orthodontics simplify orthodontic treatment for you. Get a great, straight smile with Invisalign® clear braces and remote appointments with Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji. Contact us today at our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji. With Invisalign® aligners and the innovative dental monitoring app, available at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji, you can have your appointment anytime, anywhere.

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Busy Teens Prefer Invisalign® and Remote Appointments

Top Invisalign provider: She found the solution! A teen in Miami grabbed her phone and ran downstairs. She was excited to tell her mom that she found the perfect way to get a perfect smile: Anywhere Orthodontics. The advanced orthodontics of Invisalign® aligners could straighten her teeth, and remote appointments meant she would need fewer in-office visits. She can get the braces she needs from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS.

The teen explained that Invisalign® aligners aren’t like regular braces, they’re clear and thin and can even be taken out occasionally, like when it’s time out to eat, brush, and floss. Like traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners straighten teeth – but since Invisalign® from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics are customized and made using advanced orthodontic technology, they may even feel more comfortable than traditional wire braces. There’s more good news, she told her mom. Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji lets Invisalign® patients access the Dental Monitoring App to check in with their orthodontist for some of their Invisalign® checkups.

In her mom’s day, getting braces meant silver brackets and wires, and trips to the orthodontist for tightening. And their phone was on the kitchen wall, on a cord. But technology has changed and so has to get braces! Teens can get transparent Invisalign® aligners to straighten their teeth without the need for metal braces, and they can use their smartphones to keep up with some of their appointments anytime, anywhere. Fewer in-office appointments work out great for busy teens and busy parents who may be driving them everywhere. Teens prefer Invisalign® and remote orthodontic appointments from Anywhere Orthodontics to get great, straight smiles in South Florida.

Come in for a consult and discover the beautiful smiles our patients can achieve using Invisalign® and other advanced orthodontic treatment methods. Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen can transform smiles with clear plastic aligners that are an excellent choice for image-conscious teens, college students, busy professionals, and anyone who wants to straighten their smile without the look of traditional silver braces. Dr. Maria Yazji is a diamond Invisalign® orthodontist and is Broward County’s only diamond Invisalign® provider.

Invisalign Clear Braces

As an Invisalign® patient at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics, you or your teen will be able to have remote orthodontic appointments using the Dental Monitoring app. With this app, you’ll be able to scan an image of your teeth, upload it, and receive personalized feedback from Dr. Maria Yazji. Your experienced Invisalign® orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS, will monitor every scan you send for consistent, personalized treatment. Even with a busy schedule, there’s time for the orthodontic treatment you need thanks to Anywhere Orthodontics and  Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

To find out more about Invisalign® treatment option and remote appointments in South Florida, contact one of our 3 office locations, or make an appointment now for a consultation with Dr. Yazji. Busy teens can get their best smiles with Invisalign® and remote appointments at Dr. Yazji Orthodontics.

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Invisalign® + Remote Appointments = Fewer In-Office Visits

Getting braces is a commitment. It takes time to straighten your teeth, and it takes time out of your schedule to go to regular orthodontic office visits. This is exactly why some busy professionals and college students in Miami haven’t straightened their smiles yet – they just don’t have the time. But you can get a straight smile in less time, and with fewer in-office visits, with Invisalign® aligners and remote appointments from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

 

Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics are great because they’re clear, convenient, and comfortable, but they also can let you get straight teeth in less time than you may think. The advanced orthodontics of Invisalign® aligners can straighten teeth often faster than other orthodontic methods.

If you’re a working adult in South Florida, you’ll love the convenience of Invisalign® Adult aligners from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji. These clear aligners are hardly noticeable, and can be removed briefly to eat, brush your teeth, or for special occasions. If you’re a teen or college student in Miami Dade or Broward who wants a better smile, Invisalign® Teen  from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics is a great option. You can get the smile you want without the look of traditional metal braces.

Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS, is a Diamond Invisalign® Orthodontist, which places her in top-tier of Invisalign® Orthodontists in the country. At the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics, advanced orthodontic technology and materials are used for Invisalign® treatment.

 

Remote Appointments

Combining the advanced treatment of Invisalign® with remote appointments is a win-win for busy patients in South Florida. Normally, Invisalign® patients have their teeth checked every few weeks before they upgrade to their next aligner. This used to require in-office visits, but now Invisalign® patients at Dr. Yazji Orthodontics can opt for remote orthodontic appointments using the Dental Monitoring App.

Instead of coming into the office every few weeks to check your smile, you’ll be able to scan your teeth using your smartphone. You’ll submit this scan using the app, and wait for instructions and comments from Dr. Yazji. That’s all there is to a remote appointment! These appointments can be done wherever you want, wherever you are. Get advanced orthodontic treatment on your terms with convenient remote appointments.

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Save Time and Money

If you want to fit orthodontic treatment into your schedule and your budget, time-saving treatment may be perfect for you. With Invisalign® clear aligners and remote appointments from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you can get a beautiful smile while saving time and money.

To learn more about getting Invisalign® and using the remote orthodontic monitoring app as a patient at Dr. Yazji Orthodontics, come in for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji. Contact our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office to make an appointment. Get orthodontic treatment that fits your life in South Florida with Invisalign® and remote appointments from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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Get That Perfect Smile with Invisalign® and Remote Appointments

Diamond Invisalign provider – School, work, like – you’re too busy to get braces right now, right? Wrong! You can get the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics has a treatment option to fit your busy schedule. Invisalign® aligners and remote appointments with the dental monitoring app make getting that perfect smile in South Florida easier than ever.

 

Advanced Orthodontics

Invisalign® aligners and the dental monitoring app combine two advanced dental technologies for cutting-edge orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics let you have aligners that are virtually invisible and made just for you by Broward County’s only Diamond Invisalign Orthodontist. Your customized Invisalign® treatment will be designed using a 3D digital scan, taken at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics. These aligners are totally clear, so you can go to class and go to work without the look of traditional silver braces. Remote appointments via the dental monitoring app let you straighten your smile with a reduced number of in-office visits. As an Invisalign® or Invisalign® teen patient of Dr. Maria Yazji, you’ll be able to use the app and your smartphone for some of your appointments.

 

Anywhere, Anytime Convenience

The dental monitoring app makes orthodontic treatment much more convenient. No more rushing to leave work early, no more missing class, no more fighting traffic to get to your orthodontist appointment – when it’s time for your Invisalign® checkup, you’ll be able to check in with your orthodontist anywhere, anytime. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® aligners means you’ll be given several sets. After wearing the first set of aligners for a few weeks, your orthodontist will check the progress of your smile to see if you’re ready to move on to the next set. You’ll just have to scan your teeth on the app and submit the image. Dr. Yazji will review your orthodontic scan and let you know what to do next. Anywhere Orthodontics is the intuitive dental monitoring app that lets you keep up with your orthodontic treatment in between classes, on your lunch break, or even from your desk – it’s that convenient!

 

Personalized Treatment

You can get the treatment that’s personalized for your unique bite and your busy life at Dr. Yazji Orthodontics. Dr. Yazji will create your orthodontic plan and monitor your case throughout your treatment, including all of your remote appointment scans sent from your mobile phone. Don’t trust your smile to just anyone, let Dr. Maria Yazji straighten your teeth with treatment that’s personalized and made to fit your schedule in Miami and South Florida.

 

With over two decades of experience and a dedication to using the most cutting-edge orthodontic technology, Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS can design your best smile. Schedule a consultation today to find out if Anywhere Orthodontics from Dr. Yazji Orthodontics is right for you. You can get a perfect smile in South Florida with Invisalign® and remote appointments from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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3 Ways Sleep Apnea May Be Hurting Your Health

If you’re tired when you wake up, feeling drowsy throughout the day, and having trouble with your memory, are you just trying to deal with it the best you can? You may try to combat your tiredness with extra-large cups of coffee or energy drinks – yet don’t experience much improvement to your alertness or energy levels. You may have accepted this as normal for you. But these symptoms may be caused by the common condition of obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), results from an OSA sufferer’s own anatomy. Sleep apnea can cause disrupted sleep night after night. According to this article published by the New York Times, at least 22 million Americans struggle with sleep apnea. Leaving this condition untreated can have seriously negative effects on your health and well-being. Let’s take a look at three ways your untreated sleep apnea may be hurting you.

  1. Tiredness from sleep apnea is persistent and can be severe enough to cause problems with day-to-day activities. If you have undiagnosed sleep apnea, you’re feeling tired for a good reason – your sleep is constantly being disrupted. Obstructive sleep apnea causes a person to briefly stop breathing and wake gasping for air many times each night. Many sleep apnea patients don’t remember waking up in the night, but tiredness poor memory and difficulty concentrating are telltale signs of this condition.

Dr. Atul Malhotra, the director of Sleep Medicine at the University of California San Diego, says that with sleep apnea “you get sleepiness, lack of energy and an inability to concentrate.” These detrimental effects of sleep apnea can have consequences at work, school, and in every aspect of your life. Treating sleep apnea in Miami can help you reclaim your energy levels and get restful sleep.

 

  1. Systemic effects and metabolic disorders as a result of sleep apnea can include:
  • The development of type 2 diabetes
  • An increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • A greater risk of developing high blood pressure

Sleep apnea causes your oxygen levels to decrease during the night. Instead of resting and restoring itself during sleep, your body becomes stressed because of OSA and your vital organs receive less oxygen than they need. These decreased oxygen levels can affect your brain, your heart, and every other major organ in your body. Keeping your airway open throughout the night lets your oxygen levels remain stable and helps prevent the unwanted effects of sleep apnea.

 

  1. Mood problems due to poor sleep quality may be another unpleasant consequence of OSA. A poor night’s sleep can make most people a little cranky, but obstructive sleep apnea patients are living with the mood effects of poor sleep, every day. Sleep apnea causes a lack of rest, which can cause or worsen depression, irritability, and relationship problems. Studies done by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control have discovered that having OSA means you also have a greater risk of depression. Fortunately, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in South Florida is available at the offices of Yazji Orthodontics.

 

At Yazji Orthodontics, we help our patients with sleep apnea get the rest they need using personalized OAT treatment. Oral Appliance Therapy for obstructive sleep apnea from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is an alternative to CPAP machine treatment and low-quality over-the-counter appliances for sleep apnea. Contact our Weston, Brickell or Miami office today to schedule an OAT treatment consultation with Dr. Yazji. Don’t let obstructive sleep apnea harm your health – get OAT treatment from Yazji Orthodontics.

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Why You Should Treat Your Sleep Apnea Now

A lot of things can wake you up in the night – a neighbor’s barking dog, a car alarm down the street, a bad dream – everyone has their sleep interrupted from time to time. But what if something woke you up multiple times each hour, every hour, every night? You wouldn’t be getting much rest. You’d probably be pretty tired in the morning, and you’d likely not be so cheerful either. This scenario is a very real problem for the millions of Americans living with sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), causes a person to stop breathing in the night. This brief cessation of airflow causes the OSA sufferer to wake up gasping for the air that their body needs. Oftentimes, just as they have fallen back to sleep, it happens again – they stop breathing briefly, wake up gasping, and fall back into fragmented sleep. This cycle repeats itself throughout the night making obstructive sleep apnea more than just a minor annoyance. This common condition can have a major impact on health and well-being.

 

Untreated sleep apnea affects your whole body. You have what is known as a blood oxygen level, and it’s determined by how well you’re getting air in. If you have OSA, your breathing may be normal during the day. But when you lie down to sleep, the soft tissue and other loose anatomy in your throat blocks your airway, causing your breathing to become labored and irregular, and causing you to stop breathing many times. This can cause your blood oxygen level to drop below the optimal range, which means your brain, heart, and entire body isn’t getting enough oxygen. Sleep apnea can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, and put unnecessary stress on your body. The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research has found that sleep apnea contributes to approximately 38,000 cardiovascular deaths each year. Treating sleep apnea in South Florida is vital to a healthy life.

 

Untreated OSA can wreak havoc on your mood. How you feel is important to your overall health, too. The increased risk of depression and other mood disorders that comes with sleep apnea can be a problem for many sufferers. Irritability, foggy thinking or drowsiness during the day caused by sleep apnea can be an obstacle to work and learning, and can make completing daily tasks much harder. Dr. Atul Malhotra, the director of sleep medicine at the University of California San Diego, said in a NY Times article that effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea enables people to have more energy and less sleepiness. They can think better, experience improved mental clarity and improve their mood, which are all great reasons to get treatment for your sleep apnea at Yazji Orthodontics.

 

Sleep apnea can hurt your marriage or other relationship. They vowed to love you for better or for worse, but didn’t account for your snoring! One partner who snores loudly is a complaint among many couples, but it can also be a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

Left untreated, OSA not only wakes you up – it can wake your spouse up multiple times each night, too. Loud snoring and waking in the night can create resentment and disharmony as well as decreased intimacy in a relationship. In other words, OSA can impact the health and mood of both people involved.

If your significant other has been complaining about your snoring, you may have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. The American Sleep Apnea Association’s Snore Score Quiz can help you determine whether you should be medically assessed for sleep apnea. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, don’t wait to treat it.

 

Your OSA should be treated in a way that works for you. Many sleep apnea patients don’t stick with CPAP machine treatment — and without consistent treatment, their sleep apnea returns. OAT treatment from Yazji Orthodontics is a convenient and custom-fit solution to obstructive sleep apnea in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our friendly team can help you set up an OAT consultation with Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS at our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office. Treat your sleep apnea with an OAT device from Yazji Orthodontics.

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Do you want your best smile but can’t fit in too many orthodontic visits?

Diamond Invisalign Orthodontist: Time is precious, I think we can all agree on that. There are never enough hours in the day to complete all those tasks we keep adding to our to-do lists. Still, we must prioritize and make decisions about what we will spend our time doing and which tasks we can put off for another day. An average day generally involves exercising, commuting, working, lunch, networking, dinner, time with friends and family, errands . . .  the list goes on and on. So, where does that leave you and the things you do for YOU? Like getting your teeth and smile in tip-top shape?

That’s where Anywhere Orthodontics comes in! It’s a simple solution that will fit into your busy lifestyle while at the same time help you to achieve that beautiful Invisalign® smile you’ve always desired.  At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we know that people like you, struggle every day to fit in time for themselves, for self-improvement or for health reasons – and we want to help. Anywhere Orthodontics  was developed because we know your time is limited.  We want to give you that needed assistance to help you create your perfect smile, on your time and on your terms.

It’s as simple as 1,2,3! It really is that easy and these are the 3 simple steps needed to achieve your Invisalign goals:

  1. Call to schedule an appointment and to find out about our Invisalign treatment plan and how our remote orthodontic service for Invisalign® can work for you.
  2. Personalization – Come in and meet with our experienced and knowledgeable orthodontics team to begin your smile transformation with a 3D scan. Dr. Maria Yazji, a Diamond Invisalign® Orthodontist, will design your personalized treatment plan and send you home with your first sets of Invisalign® aligners.
  3. Remote Appointments – Find out how you can stay connected using Anywhere Orthodontics to keep up with your orthodontic progress without the need for extra office visits. Anywhere Orthodontics uses artificial intelligence to help monitor your Invisalign progress. Discover how scanned images from your smartphone can provide you with timely feedback and answers to your treatment questions, anytime, anywhere. Bingo! Time saved!

Anywhere Orthodontics is a convenient option for patients who may sometimes find it difficult to pop in at their orthodontist’s office when questions arise. Remote Appointments are perfect for college students living out of town for example, or teens with busy afterschool schedules, or adults who can’t leave their office early or who travel out of town frequently for business or pleasure. If a question or concern arises and you can’t get to an appointment soon enough, Anywhere Orthodontics makes it possible for the on-the-go folks to keep their orthodontic progress on track!  Do you fit that always-on-the-go profile? If so, what are you waiting for? It’s your turn to smile!

Anywhere Orthodontics

We have three convenient South Florida locations in West Miami, Brickell and Weston staffed with the finest orthodontic team in South Florida. Dr. Maria Yazji is affiliated with such organizations as the American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the World Federation of Orthodontics, the Southern Association of Orthodontics, and the American Lingual Orthodontic Association-International and offers many years of expertise treating patients of every age.  If you are ready to get that perfect smile started – in spite of your busy life – and would like to learn more about our remote orthodontic service for Invisalign®, give us a call today or visit our website for additional information.

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Sleep Apnea

Were You Sent to the Couch Again Last Night? Get Help for Your Snoring in Downtown Miami!

They’d only been married for two weeks and he was already sleeping on the couch. No, it wasn’t something he said. There wasn’t an argument. He didn’t still have a dating app on his phone. It was his snoring! The newlyweds thought they knew what to expect from marriage, but sharing a bed with someone who snores loudly can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. It wasn’t the start to married life the couple in downtown Miami had expected. But there was a solution — after a trip to the doctor and a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, he found out how to get help for snoring in Downtown Miami with OAT Treatment.

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a common problem for many people in the US. When you have OSA, lying down can cause your airway to become partially blocked by the soft tissue in your throat. When you have OSA, you may wake many times throughout the night. And though you may not be aware of these disturbances in your sleep, disrupted sleep can have a serious effect on your health. OSA can contribute to weight gain, high blood pressure, mood disorders, and other conditions. And then there’s the snoring. Loud snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, and can disrupt the sleep of your spouse and leave you sleeping on the couch. Treating OSA in Downtown Miami can help you get a better (and quieter) night’s sleep.

A CPAP machine is often used to treat sleep apnea. This machine and mask keep the airway open while the patient sleeps. But many patients give up on this method of OSA treatment in Miami because they find the machine is noisy, bulky, and embarrassing. But there’s a better option – OAT treatment. OAT (oral appliance therapy) treatment from Yazji Orthodontics is a customized approach to sleep apnea management. Like a CPAP machine, an OAT device helps keep your airway open. But unlike a CPAP machine, an oral appliance therapy device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is quiet, unobtrusive, and easy to use every night.

If you’re considering an oral appliance to manage the symptoms of your sleep apnea, get one that’s made for you. Like an over-the-counter ZYPPAH device for sleep apnea, an OAT device fits right into your mouth. Nut unlike a ZYPPAH device, an OAT device is made to fit your unique mouth, for more comfortable and effective OSA treatment in Downtown Miami. Don’t settle for an OTC device, get a custom OAT device for sleep apnea from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami.

Your sleep, and the sleep of your spouse, is important. Don’t keep them up with your snoring, and don’t sleep on the couch anymore – treat your obstructive sleep apnea with OAT therapy from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Schedule an OAT device consultation today. Get the restful sleep you need with the help of a convenient, comfortable oral appliance therapy device when you get OAT treatment in Downtown Miami from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Your Risks and Treatment Options

Do you wake up feeling tired? Have you been told that you snore? These signs and symptoms may point to obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA, is a common condition that impacts the sleep — and health — of many adults. But with the right OSA treatment in South Florida, obstructive sleep apnea won’t be a problem for you.

 

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea means that your airway becomes partially blocked when you sleep, causing you to briefly stop breathing. This can happen many times each night, and compromise the quality of your sleep.

 

What causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

The soft tissue in your throat that isn’t a problem while you’re upright repositions when you lie down, causing your airway to become blocked.  OSA can be the temporary side effect of a cold and can become a problem during pregnancy. OSA can develop due to allergies or weight gain. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking some prescription medicines may worsen obstructive sleep apnea. In some cases, genetics are thought to play a role in OSA.

 

What are the risks associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

If obstructive sleep apnea is a persistent problem for you, your health is at risk. OSA disrupts sleep, which can have negative effects on health and well-being, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Greater risk of developing diabetes
  • Greater risk of depression and mood disorders
  • Daytime drowsiness

And other health risks.

Your body needs deep restorative sleep to rest and heal. Your organs need oxygen. OSA can cause poor sleep and decreases oxygen levels, leaving you tired and less healthy every morning.

 

How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea treated?

Treatment of OSA involves keeping the airway open continuously during sleep. A CPAP machine, over-the counter oral devices, and oral appliance therapy are popular obstructive sleep apnea treatment methods.

A CPAP machine requires the OSA patient to wear a mask throughout the night. Many patients stop using their CPAP machine, saying it’s too loud or too inconvenient.  Without treatment, their sleep apnea continues.

An over-the-counter appliance for OSA fits into the mouth and keeps the airway unobstructed during sleep. There’s no mask, no machine, no noise. But OSA patients have found that these boil-and-bite devices lose their shape after being boiled a few times, and can be uncomfortable. When a patient stops wearing their OTC sleep apnea device, their poor sleep quality returns.

OAT treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is a good way to correct obstructive sleep apnea. An OAT device is custom-made for the OSA patient at one of our three South Florida offices. This device is worn every night, keeping the airway clear and letting the OSA patient get the restful sleep they need. An OAT device is made to comfortably fit each patient, retain its shape, and conveniently treat obstructive sleep apnea. Contact our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office for an OAT Treatment consultation with Dr. Yazji. Don’t let the risks of OSA harm your health — get treatment for your obstructive sleep apnea at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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