Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS
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Dr. Maria Yazji, Orthodontist

Welcome to Contemporary Orthodontics! Dr. Maria Yazji has more than 23 years of experience in designing beautiful, confident smiles for patients in Miami, Brickell, Weston, and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a high standard of comprehensive orthodontic and aesthetic care in a warm, soothing environment. Dr. Yazji is committed to bringing you the most advanced and effective orthodontic treatments available today. She has been specially trained to manage tooth movement and guide facial development. Dr. Yazji continues to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care by engaging in ongoing continuing education, training in the most advanced techniques, and staying current with the latest research and advances in orthodontics and facial rejuvenation.

"The atmosphere here is clean and professional and Dr. Yazji is a really great orthodontist. And everyone is so nice and happy to see you every time you have an appointment!" - Alyssa V.

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider The Insignia Treatment System

Have you been looking to achieve a more beautiful smile for you or a loved one, but don’t know where to start? At Yazji Orthodontics we can help you find the perfect treatment plan that fits your individual needs. Through our team of experts, we can provide you with a consultation that can answer your questions and give your options to choose from for a treatment plan. We believe that offering many different types of treatment plans is necessary in order to provide our very best for our patients.

 

Have you considered the new Insignia Advanced Smile Design system, provided at Yazji Orthodontics? This is a revolutionary new treatment system ...

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Are You Brushing Long Enough? How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth and Other Oral Care Concerns

A group of dental hygiene students in Miami were puzzled over something on their first day of class: How many minutes it takes to brush your teeth correctly. “I think it’s one minute, that seems like enough time,” the first student said. The second student shook her head: “I remember that it has something to do with that ‘Happy Birthday’ song. I think you sing it, like, two times? No wait, three times maybe?” The third student chimed in: “I remember my orthodontist telling me about this – you should brush your teeth for two minutes.”

 

The third student had it right – if you want to make sure that you’re ...

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Here are Three Steps to Healthier Smile

 

When you think of a healthy smile, what comes to mind? Pearly white teeth? A mouth that’s free of cavities? Straight teeth? There are several components to a healthy smile – your teeth should look and function well. If you have any of the common dental issues that keep many patients in Miami from having their best smile, such as bite issues, crooked and crowded teeth, and dental cavities, there are a few steps you can take to get a healthier smile.

 

  1. Practice good dental hygiene. In honor of National Dental Hygiene month, we at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics would like to remind our patients and prospective patients of the ...

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Once Upon a Time, My Tooth Grew in Backwards!

 

This is a true story! As a kid, you start to lose all your baby teeth. But this one time, one little girl lost her bottom tooth and when her adult tooth started coming in, it was growing backwards! Something had forced her tooth to continuously turn when it was coming in. Her mom was completely shocked that she was looking at the back of, what was supposed to be her daughter’s adult tooth. She didn’t know what to do, so she took her daughter in for a consultation and was told that they would have to “lasso” the tooth back into place. But, the best method of correcting her ...

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3 Reasons Your Orthodontic Treatment Should Be Customized

 

Have you ever worn a piece of clothing that’s labelled “one-size-fits-all”? It will fit, sort of shapelessly. It may get the job done, but it never really fits that well. A favorite pair of jeans or well-loved t-shirt is usually a favorite because it fits perfectly and is comfortable. If you’re buying a dress or a suit for a special event, you’ll probably have it tailored to get the best fit. And one-size-fits-all shoes could never work. So, when it comes to your orthodontic treatment, one-size-fits-all isn’t the best approach either.

Each person has an individual dental imprint. Your bite is unlike anyone else’s, and your orthodontic treatment should be custom-tailored ...

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How an Orthodontist Can Help You Get a Straight Smile

 

A mother in Miami is looking into getting braces for her daughter. Her daughter has just started middle school, and the mother suspects her daughter is self-conscious about her crooked front teeth. Her daughter no longer smiles with her teeth, and has started to cover her mouth with her hand when she speaks or laughs. The mother knows that straight teeth can boost self esteem and help foster a healthy self-image in adolescents, and wants her daughter to be confident in school. But no-one in their family has ever needed braces, so she’s not sure where to start when it comes to getting her daughter a straight smile.

Their family visits ...

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Keeping Your Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces

A fifteen-year-old patient was so excited to get his braces off. After almost three long years of brackets, wires, and rubber bands he now had a great, straight smile he could show off. But there was one problem at his dental checkup – he needed fillings. Lots of them. His happiness with his new smile disappeared at the thought of the dentist’s drill.

 

What happened? Like many teenagers, he hadn’t always kept up with his dental hygiene. A lack of regular brushing and flossing can lead to tooth and gum problems.  Eating sugary and starchy snacks like soda, candy, and French fries (the kind of stuff most kids and teens love) ...

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