Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS
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Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics

Welcome to Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics! Dr. Maria Yazji has 22 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.

Early Orthodontic Treatment is Something to Smile About in Hialeah, Florida

As a parent, there is nothing more wonderful than seeing your child’s smile.  The sight of their toothless grin as a baby, or that first pearly white popping through, never gets old.  When they lose that first baby tooth, it’s a special milestone and a memory often preserved in family photo albums. As your child’s permanent teeth begin to emerge, generally around the age of 6, their snaggletooth smiles can be quite adorable.  It is at this time, or sooner, that The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children get their first check-up with an orthodontist, particularly if you suspect a problem with your child’s teeth. Visiting an orthodontist, no later than age 7, allows for optimal treatment options should the orthodontist discover that a problem exists, or that one is developing.
 

In most cases, while a child still has their baby teeth, orthodontists will choose to delay treatment while they monitor the growth and development patterns for a period of time. The goal of early orthodontic treatment is to create the best conditions for emerging permanent teeth. Braces are not always needed to meet this goal.  Sometimes, custom appliances are made for young children to expand the palate, correct improper tongue thrusting, or to stop thumb or finger sucking habits.  After most of the permanent teeth have emerged, braces can be designed if needed, for better tooth and jaw alignment. In many cases, preventive or early interceptive orthodontic treatment is all that a child will need to ensure that their permanent teeth grow in properly - which is why children should visit an orthodontist by age 7.
 

Early orthodontic treatment generally involves a two-phase approach.  Phase 1 involves the examination and monitoring of your child's dental development and to create a comprehensive record that can be used to map out a customized orthodontic treatment plan for your child. Phase 2 of treatment begins when all your child’s permanent teeth have erupted and usually includes full upper and lower braces on all teeth for an average of 24 months to ensure that every tooth is perfectly positioned in the mouth to achieve proper functioning and aesthetics.  
 

At the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics near Hialeah, Florida, your child will be greeted by a warm and inviting team of professionals dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care in South Florida. Dr.Maria Yazji, who is experienced and trained in the latest techniques and the most up-to-date orthodontic practices, is a favorite choice for families in Hialeah, Florida as is Dr. Francisco M. Herrero who also enjoys creating beautiful smiles for patients of every age.  From the moment you and your child enter this fun and friendly orthodontist office, you will feel the difference.

 

If you would like to schedule an evaluation for your child and learn more about early orthodontic treatment options near Hialeah, please visit our website or call us to make an appointment at (786) 558-5688. We look forward to meeting your family! Our Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat by appointment. Hablamos español.

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