When I moved to Miami to attend UM two years ago, I wasn’t sure of what I would be getting into. I had predicted that my relocation from a small midwestern town to a vibrant and bustling city would take some getting used to. What I hadn’t imagined was how quickly I would fall in love with Miami. The art, the music, the international flavors, the beaches, the fashion, the welcoming people and of course the magical sunrises and sunsets. The vibe in Miami is like no place else on earth and I was all about it!
I quickly settled into my new life as a university student (Go Canes!) and resident of Miami. Being able to study for exams in December from the comfort of a beach chair was nothing short of spectacular. Everything I needed in terms of shopping, restaurants, doctors and other services was within close proximity to the off-campus apartment I was renting with two other UM students, Anna and Karen.
As I was nearing the end of my sophomore year, it was time to begin the search for internships and focus on my career path. I began fine tuning my resume and preparing for job interviews. It was time to ditch my college sweatshirt and baseball cap and get my professional style together. My roommate, Anna, who is as stylish as they come, helped me select the basics I would need to look career-ready. We spent the day shopping (and eating!) on Brickell Avenue and had a wonderful time finding me a new wardrobe.
When the day came for my first interview, I stood in front of the mirror admiring my new and sophisticated look. However, there was one thing that I was not feeling confident about – my smile. My bottom teeth had always been crooked, although I had gotten proficient at hiding them when I smiled. What I couldn’t conceal was my overbite and the gap between my front teeth. When I was younger, I was told my gapped-tooth smile was “cute”. But there I was, dressed to impress and looking ready to take on the business world, yet my teeth made me look and feel like a young schoolgirl. It was definitely not the look I was going for!
After sharing my concerns with my two roommates, both of them chimed in at the same time, “Dr. Maria Yazji!” they both shrieked. “Who?” I questioned? Well, it turned out that my roommates (and pseudo style consultants) both had the kind of perfect smiles you see in fashion magazines, and both had been Invisalign patients of Dr. Maria Yazji. They told me that Dr. Yazji had offices in the Brickell Downtown area of Miami, West Miami, and in Weston where Karen was originally from. Without hesitation, they pulled up Dr. Yazji’s website on my laptop. They insisted I call Dr. Yazji right away for what they referred to as a free “smile consultation”. I told them I always knew I needed braces but the thought of all that metal in my mouth kept me from making an appointment. “What planet have you been living on?” quipped Anna. “Have you not heard about clear Invisalign aligners?” Karen added. “Do you think we were born with teeth like this? I was a full-out snaggletooth growing up – for real!!! Dr. Yazji fixed my smile with Invisalign! Back in high school, every kid in Weston went to her for braces.” she said. “She’s the best of the best!”.
Anna went on to tell me that Dr. Yazji was named an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign doctors in North America. As a Super Elite Preferred Provider, Dr. Yazji is a member of an exclusive group of Invisalign practitioners in the U.S. and Canada that have met the stringent Invisalign clinical education requirements and experience levels. My roommates assured me that I’d be in really good hands at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. They also informed me that as one of Dr. Yazji’s Invisalign patients, I would be given access to a phone app called Anywhere Orthodontics that would let me scan images of my smile from my phone and send them to Dr. Yazji for feedback if I had some kind of concern. These are called “remote appointments” and would mean fewer visits to the orthodontist’s office. That was really important to me as a college student because I was taking a full load of classes and I was involved in several school clubs. My tight schedule left me very little free time for frequent appointments. I was lucky if I found time to sleep! When I did have to visit Dr. Yazji for my regular appointments, her office in Brickell was conveniently located just a few minutes from campus. My roommates told me that Dr. Yazji’s Miami offices are a college hotspot because so many students from FIU and UM go there for their Invisalign treatment. Anna likes to tell everyone how she met her boyfriend in the reception area while waiting for her appointment with Dr. Yazji. “Who needs Miami nightclubs to meet hot college guys when Dr. Yazji’s office is so close to campus!” She likes to say.
After hearing so many great things about Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, my next step was to convince my parents of why Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Yazji would be a good thing for me. Here is my list of Invisalign treatment benefits that I sent to them:
With so many convincing benefits of Invisalign treatment, my parents were on board with me getting my teeth straightened at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. I immediately made an appointment for my Smile Assessment and in no time had received my first set of clear aligners. My Invisalign aligners were custom fit using high tech scanners at Dr. Yazji’s office. They fit great and were comfortable to wear. Because they were clear, I hardly noticed that I was wearing them. I wore them all day and night except when I was eating or brushing. It was a relief knowing that I could still enjoy all the delicious food in Miami without having to worry about metal brackets and such. I just removed my Invisalign aligners whenever I ate. How great is that?
Now that I have graduated and landed my dream job in Miami, I can’t help but recognize how very grateful I am to the entire team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics and to my parents for giving me a smile that is better than I had ever imagined. Invisalign treatment was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made – next to agreeing to a date with Tyler, who I met in Dr. Yazji’s reception area.
Maybe your friends have them. Maybe you’ve seen commercials for them on TV or online. Maybe you’ve seen the stunning smiles they create. Whichever way you’ve figured it out, you know that Invisalign® aligners can get you a smile you will really love.
Now that you know it, you’ve got to get your parents on board, too. If you’re a teen in South Florida who wants to straighten your teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners, there’s good news: Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is here to help you – and your parents – throughout your orthodontic treatment.
At the South Florida offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you can get a straight smile with Invisalign® treatment for teens. Here are 5 good reasons to talk to your parents about the benefits of these popular clear aligners:
Your smile matters to you, which is why it matters to us, too. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we can answer all the questions you and your parents may have about getting Invisalign® clear aligners. Set up an Anywhere Orthodontics appointment with Dr. Maria Yazji, or contact us for more information on Invisalign® treatment. Hablamos Español. Get your best smile with clear Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
You’re graduating! Few words mean more to high school seniors, future college grads, and postgraduate students. After years of early morning classes and late-night study sessions, cramming for midterms and finals, juggling work and family with the demands of school, and the many significant moments of the past few years, graduation time is a time to celebrate. Whether your graduation ceremony is just around the corner or still a few years away, follow these tips, courtesy of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, to get the best graduation pics ever:
If you want a straight smile for your graduation photos, Invisalign® treatment and Anywhere Orthodontics from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be a good option for you. Contact one of our three South Florida offices today for more information on Invisalign® clear aligners, or make an appointment for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji. Get a great smile and the best graduation pics ever with help from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Every day Marcus has decisions to make. Should he go to the gym before or after his morning classes? Does he want to make lunch at home or grab takeout? Should he start his calculus or biology homework first? Was that internship this summer a better choice than a few extra classes? Working his way through college and trying to make the best decisions for his daily life and his future, Marcus figured he was doing a pretty good job.
But every morning after brushing his teeth, he’d look in the mirror and notice that his smile just wasn’t up to par. His overbite and crowded teeth made him a little too embarrassed of how he looked. He examined his teeth in the mirror and wondered to himself, “should I choose Invisalign® aligners?”
Marcus knew he would feel better with a straight smile. He knew the importance of fitness and overall health, and that included the health and appearance of his teeth. After talking it over with an experienced Invisalign® orthodontist in Brickell, he knew that Invisalign® aligners would be the right choice for him.
Invisalign® clear aligners are used to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites. These customized plastic aligners can transform imperfect grins into beautifully straight smiles. Anyone in South Florida who wants to get a better smile without the use of metal braces may be a good candidate for clear Invisalign® treatment from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Benefits of getting Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji orthodontics include:
Patients who used to wonder if Invisalign® aligners were right for them have been amazed at their smile transformations. Patients who used to be self-conscious about their smiles have reported increased self-confidence because of their new smiles. A straight smile can have health benefits and boost self-image, which is important at every stage of life.
If you’re like Marcus and trying to decide if Invisalign® treatment is worth it, schedule an Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Yazji to have your questions answered. Contact our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office to make an appointment. Hablamos Español. Find out if getting Invisalign® aligners from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is the right choice for you.
Ahhhh! Summertime. Trips to the shore. Relaxing by the pool. Family reunions and vacation travel with friends and family. With so many reasons to smile and enjoy the summer season, why are you hiding your precious smile?
If you’re tired of looking grumpy or too serious in photographs, or if you find that you purposefully keep your lips pursed whenever you smile, maybe you should look into options for improving what you may be hiding. If crooked or gapped teeth have you frowning when you should be smiling, it’s time to turn that frown upside down! There is no need to be ashamed of your teeth. With today’s advanced orthodontics, overbites, underbites, and other undesirable dental conditions are a thing of the past.
If you live in Miami or Broward County, Florida – your smile is about to get a whole lot sunnier! With three convenient offices in West Miami, Brickell/Downtown and Weston, Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will have you grinning from ear to ear in no time! Dr. Yazji, an experienced Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), earned her degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class from this top-ranked and selective university recognized for its rigorous academics. Dr. Yazji furthered her education with an additional two years of orthodontics specialty training, obtaining a Master of Science in Orthodontics degree (MS) from Northwestern University. As the daughter of two respected dentists, Dr. Yazji learned early that a beautiful smile can be life-altering. As she set out on her own orthodontic journey to provide the best and most advanced orthodontic treatment, she quickly developed an enviable reputation in South Florida from scores of appreciative and smiling patients who obtained the kind of orthodontic results that only a specialized, experienced and skillful doctor can deliver.
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you’ll discover a nurturing, family-friendly environment that welcomes patients of every age. Whether you’re a college student who is eager to correct some misaligned teeth prior to graduation, a bride who wants her best smile on her wedding day, or a busy mom who’s ready to perfect her own teeth now that her children’s orthodontic treatment is complete – there is no better time than today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Yazji!
Still not convinced you’re ready to consult with Dr. Yazji this summer about an orthodontic treatment plan that is right for you? Here are 5 more reasons to smile this summer:
Dr. Maria Yazji has assembled a top-notch orthodontic team at her offices in South Florida. With Dr. Yazji at the helm, diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws, combined with superior patient satisfaction, has made Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics the place to turn to for the best orthodontic care in Broward and Miami. You can reach the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics at 786-338-9447, or visit www.orthodonticsinmiami.com or www.anywhereorthodontics.com to schedule an appointment. Hablamos español.
They were on their first date in a Miami restaurant. Their friends had set them up, saying they’re be a perfect match. But something wasn’t right. Throughout the night, he didn’t really smile. She thought it was strange, he didn’t seem to be having a good time. He actually was happy to be there, but he was insecure about his smile — he had never liked his crooked teeth. She thought he didn’t like her, though, and their first date fizzled out.
In the same restaurant, another couple was on their first date, too. They’d met online, both liking the other’s profile pic. They also both happened to have straight, bright smiles. She smiled widely, he exuded confidence. They found out that they had so much in common. They’d studied the same thing in school and were both up for big promotions. They definitely wanted to see each other again.
A great smile can do a lot for your dating life in South Florida. A Princeton study, noted on psychologicalscience.org, found that first impressions are formed in a tenth of a second. When you meet someone for the first time, it takes only this fraction of a second to form lasting opinions about them – and it’s the same for them when they meet you.
Of course, beauty is more than skin deep, but it’s known that people who have straight smiles are seen as being not only more attractive, but more intelligent and successful as well. These split-second assumptions based on appearance can come into play when you’re on the dating scene. A better smile can improve your confidence, allowing you to be more open to meeting new people and trying new things. If you have a smile that you’re not happy with, fixing it with Invisalign® clear aligners can give your self-confidence – and your dating life – the boost you’re looking for.
Invisalign® clear aligners, available at the West Miami, Brickell, and Weston offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, are convenient and custom fit to your unique bite. These thin plastic aligners can be used to correct common orthodontic issues, including:
Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji combines Invisalign® treatment with remote appointment options, in addition to regular in-office appointments, perfect for patients with busy schedules.
And how will you look with Invisalign® aligners? Is Invisalign® noticeable? These transparent aligners are hardly noticeable, letting you go to work and school, take photos and selfies, and go on dates without the look of metal braces. As a Diamond Invisalign® provider, Dr. Maria Yazji has the training and experience needed to create beautiful smiles for patients in Miami and throughout South Florida.
If you’re wondering if Invisalign® is worth it, find out more about the benefits of a straight smile and convenient orthodontic treatment at your Invisalign® consultation. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Maria Yazji today. Improve your dating life in South Florida by getting a straight smile with Invisalign® treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
When it comes to making a good impression, the first thing that comes to mind is a great smile. It’s hard to feel cranky when you are with someone who is looking at you with a genuine and happy smile. Researchers have long known that smiling has quite a few benefits worth considering. Here are 10 benefits of smiling that will make you rethink how often you smile each day:
Smiling has been scientifically proven to contribute to a release of mood-enhancing chemicals, such as endorphins, in your brain which can increase feelings of contentedness and happiness.
All those feel-good chemicals in your brain can help to relieve pain and stress. Similar to the level of pain relief that medications can give, smiling affects the dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin neurotransmitters which can lower your heart rate, blood pressure and lessen pain.
The chemical reactions that make you feel relaxed and happy will also contribute to a healthier and stronger immune system!
Those who smile more tend to live longer. In fact, one study found that, on average, people live seven years longer compared to those who don’t smile. This is most likely caused by the many other health benefits that smiling helps such as lowering blood pressure, heart rate, stress and anxiety. Smiling may even strengthen the immune system and overall health.
People smile as an affable gesture. Most of us attribute smiling to other likeable characteristics such as friendliness, happiness, and approachability. No matter where you are in the world or what type of personality or physical attributes you are attracted to, smiling is almost always rated as more attractive than not smiling.
When you realize that people are judging you more positively when you are smiling, it becomes obvious that people who smile tend to leave a better first impression when they meet others! Somebody’s first impression of you is what will stick in their mind long after that initial first meeting. It only makes sense that those who smile more will be project that certain confidence and warmth that is a desirable attribute to have at work and at play.
People usually respond positively to genuine and friendly people. By leaving a positive first impression and being perceived as more attractive and friendly, you will continue to attract people who want to be around you and your infectious smile.
Smiling can make you more productive and get your recognized, especially at work. It’s no surprise that employees that smile more frequently tend to get more promotions, raises, and better tips!
Smiling makes you feel good and makes others want to be around you. The way you view yourself and your smile will surely enhance your confidence!
No matter what your primary language may be, a nice smile is the universal language anyone can translate. Smiling creates a simple way to connect with others regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, or primary language!
If there is something holding you back from showing off your best smile, it’s time to find an expert who can help. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics has over 24 years of experience designing beautiful, confident smiles for patients in West Miami, Brickell, Weston, and surrounding cities in South Florida. She is specially trained to manage and guide facial development and tooth movement, correct overbites, cross bites and other orthodontic issues. Call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics today to learn about all of the amazing orthodontic services they can provide to help you achieve your brightest smile!
There are many reasons why a beautiful smile can help your career. People who have a nice smile are usually seen as more attractive. More attractive people are usually thought to possess other desirable attributes such as confidence. In psychology, this phenomenon is known as the Halo Effect, but you don’t have to be a psychologist to realize that a nice smile can get you far in your career.
People who are smiling are seen as more friendly, confident, and trustworthy. Naturally, people are going to want to be around someone with those characteristics. Just as easy as it is for someone with a beautiful smile to build friendships, impressing employers, bosses, and clients can be just as simple for them!
Not only does a beautiful smile impress those around you, but it will also boost your self-esteem. Feeling good about yourself is important. Many professionals note that confidence is crucial for career advancement. According to a study done at Pennsylvania State University, individuals who smile more are more likely to receive a promotion.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics knows that orthodontic treatment goes way beyond simply straightening teeth. Orthodontic procedures can dramatically affect somebody’s life. Therefore, they are very sensitive to your wants, needs, and lifestyle when deciding a treatment plan that is right for you. With over fifty years of joint experience, the team at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics offers a wide variety of orthodontic services so that people of any age can achieve the smile they desire.
If you are in need of a more in-depth orthodontic intervention, perhaps due to a crossbite, overbite, crowded or gapped teeth, Dr. Yazji can help! In addition to being recognized as being in the top 1% when named Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, Dr. Maria Yazji also has decades of experience and expertise in managing tooth movement and guided facial development. She is trained in the latest techniques and the most modern treatment philosophies that emphasize the preservation of all teeth. In addition, Dr. Yazji is committed to keeping up with the current research and advances in orthodontics by taking numerous continuing education courses and reviewing the contemporary literature.
When working with professionals or young adults, Dr. Maria Yazji understands that traditional braces are not usually their preferred option. Fortunately, there are other more discreet options when it comes to straightening teeth, such as clear Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is a series of custom fit invisible aligners that the patient can change every two weeks as their treatment progresses. Best of all, the people our patients interact with daily will never even know they are receiving orthodontic treatment!
Having confidence and an approachable smile can be beneficial to your career and socially. Show off a smile that will make those around you want to continue working with you. If you have a smile that you are not one hundred percent confident with, finding an orthodontist who can help you can be a confusing task. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is ready to help you every step of the way. Call now or book an appointment online! A smile most certainly does not determine your intelligence or success, but it may very well determine the way people respond to you. Don’t take a chance on your career with a smile that doesn’t exude confidence.
Life gets busy. You can’t always get to the orthodontist’s office when something comes up with your aligners. Instead of waiting a day or two until your schedule opens up, now you can check in with your orthodontist anywhere, anytime. Staying on top of your Invisalign® treatment is that easy when you’re an Anywhere Orthodontics patient at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji lets busy patients get treatment on their terms with Invisalign® aligners and remote appointments. Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen patients at Dr. Yazji Orthodontics can use the dental monitoring app for remote appointments when needed.
What’s the dental monitoring app?
Anywhere Orthodontics, the popular dental monitoring app, is a convenient way to have your Invisalign® progress monitored remotely by your own orthodontist. Using your phone and the dental monitoring app, you’ll be able to scan a precise image of your teeth. This app uses artificial intelligence to let your Diamond Invisalign® orthodontist – Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS – monitor your Invisalign® progress and assess any issues you may be having. Dr. Yazji will review your scan and address your concerns via the dental monitoring app. When you’re an Anywhere Orthodontics patient at the Miami, Brickell, or Weston office of Dr. Maria Yazji, you’ll be able to use AI and advanced orthodontics for treatment that fits your South Florida lifestyle.
When can you use the dental monitoring app?
You can use the dental monitoring app from wherever you are, whenever you need to communicate with your orthodontist. You’ll still have scheduled check ups with your Invisalign® orthodontist in Miami, Brickell, and Weston, but this app can be used for remote appointments in between your regularly scheduled ones.
Instead of going to an extra in-office appointment, you can scan your smile when you’re at school or work – a perfect solution for busy students and professionals in South Florida. When you’re on vacation, on a work trip, or away at college, your orthodontist can monitor your Invisalign® treatment through the app until you’re back in town. Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen treatment can fit every schedule with the dental monitoring app from the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics.
Get treatment on your terms. If you want to straighten your teeth with clear Invisalign® aligners, and being able to get in touch with your orthodontist anywhere, anytime sounds good, then Anywhere Orthodontics at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics may be the perfect option for you. Dr. Yazji is among the top Invisalign® providers in the US, and can get you that great smile you’re looking for.
Make an appointment for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji to find out more about this convenient treatment option, or contact our Miami, Brickell, or Weston office with questions about prices, insurance, and scheduling an appointment. Wherever you are, wherever you’re going, keep up with your Invisalign® treatment with Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji.
If you’re the parent of a teen, you know they love to keep up with the latest things: trends, technology, movie franchises – the newer and more high-tech, the better. That goes for their orthodontic treatment, too. That’s right, orthodontic treatment has advanced with the times. Your teen can opt for invisible aligners instead of metal braces, and your teen can now use an app and their smartphone to communicate with their orthodontist whenever they have a question about their Invisalign® treatment. With Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji, you can help your busy teen monitor their Invisalign® progress remotely from wherever they are, whenever they want.
Invisalign® treatment for teens uses advanced orthodontics to straighten teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct other common orthodontic issues. These clear aligners are made using 3-D digital impressions that are designed for each patient’s unique bite. Dr. Maria Yazji, DDS, is a Diamond Invisalign® Provider, and Broward County’s only Diamond Invisalign® Orthodontist. Let Dr. Yazji create a beautiful smile for your teen with the help of the Anywhere Orthodontics app that lets busy teens stay on track with their customized Invisalign treatment plan.
The dental monitoring app uses artificial intelligence for remote monitoring of Invisalign® progress. When your teen is an Anywhere Orthodontics patient at the Weston, Brickell, or West Miami office of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, they will be able to use the dental monitoring app and their phone to check in with Dr. Yazji between regular in-office appointments.
Before the dental monitoring app, if a patient had a question or concern about their Invisalign® treatment, they’d need to call the office, schedule an appointment, and leave school or work to see their orthodontist. But now, seeing your orthodontist for special circumstances can be quick and convenient with the dental monitoring app, available at the offices of Dr. Yazji Orthodontics.
Busy teenagers who need to get in touch with their orthodontist can simply scan their smile using their smart phone, upload the scan to the app, and a detailed digital image will be sent to Dr. Yazji for examination. Dr. Yazji will personally review each Anywhere Orthodontic scan, and send instructions and information back to the patient through the app.
Anywhere Orthodontics by Dr. Maria Yazji makes advanced orthodontic treatment convenient for teens on the go in Miami and South Florida. With over 20 years of experience using Invisalign® technology to create beautifully straight smiles, Dr. Maria Yazji can help your teen get the great smile they deserve. Make an appointment now for an Anywhere Orthodontics consultation with Dr. Yazji, or contact one of our South Florida office locations to speak to our friendly team. With the dental monitoring app and Invisalign® aligners from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, even the busiest teen can get their best smile with treatment on their terms.