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How an Orthodontist Can Help You Get a Straight Smile

American Association of Orthodontists (AAO): 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 the dentist twice a year for cleanings, as recommended by the ADA. Since they have dental insurance, she asks the dentist if he can straighten her daughter’s teeth. He explains that while he can diagnose and treat many common dental problems, straightening teeth requires a dental specialist known as an orthodontist. An orthodontist has the additional training required to safely and effectively realign teeth — correcting crooked teeth, crowding, bite issues, and other common dental problems. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends seeing an orthodontist because only these specialized dentists have “the skills and experience to give you the best smile.”

Dr. Maria Yazji has specialized training in orthodontics, and she and her team are skilled in the techniques and latest treatment methods to get South Florida patients of all ages straight, healthy smiles. At your first appointment, your orthodontist will assess your needs and develop a treatment plan for you. Whether you want to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps between teeth, correct an overbite, or seek professional treatment for another orthodontic issue, Dr. Yazji and her team can help you!

At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, a variety of orthodontic treatments are available to patients in Miami and throughout South Florida, including:

  • Invisalign Clear Aligners
  • Traditional Silver and Ceramic Braces
  • Incognito Lingual Braces
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And the latest advancement in orthodontic technology: Insignia Advanced Smile Design. This state-of-the-art technology allows your orthodontist at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to create braces that are custom fit to your mouth and your needs. Insignia Advanced Smile design braces allow patients to wear braces that are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Treatment with Insignia braces at the South Florida offices of Dr. Yazji is typically faster than traditional braces treatment, and it requires fewer office visits. Insignia Advanced Smile Design fits orthodontic treatment into busy schedules of patients (and their parents) across South Florida.

To discuss getting braces for your child or yourself, contact one of the three South Florida offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Dr. Yazji’s knowledgeable and friendly team can discuss insurance questions, payment options, and scheduling with you. Trust your child’s smile to the trained orthodontists at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

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