Isn’t it so cute when kids suck their thumbs?
It turns out that this seemingly cute and harmless habit of many kids can cause misalignment of your child’s permanent teeth. This is exactly what happened to me. What is worse, it can also affect the jaw or the shape and roof of the mouth.
I used to suck my thumb vigorously when I was a child. My parents didn’t pay much attention to it because it’s a common habit among kids. Little did they know that this habit of mine would rob my self-confidence in later life. I kept sucking my thumb until I was ten. As a consequence, all my teeth came out crooked. I was shy to even smile in public, I would cover my mouth because I was ashamed of my teeth. That’s when my mom thought it was time to do something about it. She started searching online for the best braces in Miami, and talked about it with her family members, hoping that someone could recommend a smile specialist in the area. That’s when a family friend recommended Dr. Maria Yazji in Miami.
So, we called her office and book a free orthodontic consult. When I had my smile consultation with Dr. Yazji, I learned I could start orthodontic treatment to fix my smile and I was so happy she could help me straighten my teeth. She explained everything about dental braces and all the treatment options I could choose from.
Many people think of braces as just metal pieces to hold your teeth. Well, that’s a thing of the past now. Maria Yazji offers many other braces types to help correct your teeth like:
Traditional braces are usually made of metal. These braces have metal brackets that get attached to the front of your teeth. They also have flexible wires that are used to hold braces or bands in place. Some braces may also include rubber bands or metal ties that help link the braces to the wire.
The metal brackets are replaced by tooth-colored ceramic brackets in this type of braces. Because the color of the bracket matches the enamel, these braces aren’t very visible.
The brackets on these types of braces are attached to the back of the teeth. No one will know you’re wearing lingual braces unless you tell them. Like Invisalign® aligners, models are made from 3D scans. Then Dr. Yazji works on your orthodontic case and prepares the prescription for the lab.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
These are the braces option that most people prefer nowadays. If you google ‘braces in Miami’, you will get options mostly related to clear aligners. Invisalign® aligners are clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. While in treatment, you must wear a series of trays every one or two weeks as prescribed by your orthodontist. The trays apply pressure to your teeth to make them move into the right position and hence straighten your smile. The convenience of clear aligners is that they are removable, and you can easily brush your teeth and eat whatever you want. You’re expected to keep them on for at least 22 hours a day.
We had a detailed talk about it with Dr. Maria Yazji and I chose ceramic braces to fix my smile. They are supposed to hurt a little, but my experience was comfortable overall. After two years, I had my ceramic braces off, and I revealed a huge difference in my teeth. My smile was perfectly aligned and was able to laugh with confidence, showing off my perfectly straight teeth.
If you are also looking for the best braces in Miami, I’d suggest having a consultation with Dr. Maria and getting a perfect smile. You can request a complimentary appointment here.
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