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.

North Miami Beach's 5-Star Rated Orthodontist

You’ve watched how your baby’s first teeth came in and then as they started losing those very teeth. To keep your child’s teeth healthy, dentists and orthodontists urge parents to teach children the 2-2-2 rule: visiting the dentist TWO times a year, and brushing and flossing TWO times a day for TWO whole minutes!

In addition to embracing the 2-2-2 rule, orthodontic care should be on your radar. Being proactive is crucial! The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that an initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, the evaluation may yield one of three plans – no treatment is necessary; treatment will be needed in the future; or an initial treatment is needed now. 

North Miami Beach’s Foremost Orthodontist, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, welcomes the opportunity to provide a consultation and outline a treatment plan should it be warranted for your child. Even though a significant number of young orthodontic patients are treated in the pre-tween and teen years, often earlier treatment benefits a younger patient.  The age of 7 is “magical” because it is at this point in development that the first adult molars erupt, forming a child’s back bite.  An evaluation by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics’ “trusted orthodontic care” will determine any possible concerns such as crowding, cross bites, and other alignment problems.  At this point, Dr. Yazji can then recommend any needed orthodontic treatments necessary.

North Miami Beach’s prominent children’s’ orthodontist, Dr. Yazji, recommends a two-phase approach to your child’s orthodontic care.  The initial Phase One will focus on your child’s jaw development, the number one factor in why a child should be evaluated by the age of seven. Creating the conditions that will allow your child’s jaw to develop so that their mouth can accommodate all of their permanent teeth is the primary goal of treatment during Phase One. The additional benefit is to also improve their dental bite. North Miami Beach’s 5-Star Rated Orthodontist’s successful first phase treatments will result in creating room for your child’s permanent teeth to find an eruption path.

Once your child’s permanent teeth have erupted, that’s when the second phase of childhood orthodontic care begins.  North Miami Beach’s favorite orthodontist will create an individual treatment plan after Dr. Yazji determines the best course of care.  Most children within Phase Two receive both upper and lower braces over a course of approximately two years. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics utilizes state-of-the art orthodontic technologies and innovative treatment options including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen (clear braces) and Incognito (hidden braces), in addition to the traditional metal braces that most parents knew as a child.

Dr. Yazji looks forward to scheduling a consultation so together we can put your child on the road to a healthy and beautiful smile.  Call today at (786) 220-7802 or visit our website.

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