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Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics

5 Reasons to Smile this Summer!

5 Reasons to Smile this Summer!: 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.

Dr. Maria Yazji

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:

  1. Maria Yazji has successfully treated a wide spectrum of orthodontic problems in children and adults.
  2. Maria Yazji Orthodontics provides tooth-colored ceramic or silver brackets, Lingual braces, and colorful braces with fun shapes for kids.
  3. If Invisalign® clear and comfortable plastic aligners are your best treatment option, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Yazji has been named an Invisalign Super Elite Premier Provider, placing her in the top 1% of Invisalign® doctors in North America.
  4. If you are an Invisalign® patient at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, you will be offered access to the Anywhere Orthodontics App which allows Dr. Yazji, South Florida’s premier Diamond Invisalign Provider, to monitor your Invisalign® treatment remotely and offer you pertinent feedback. It’s as simple as scanning, then sending your smile anywhere, anytime – and with the help of artificial intelligence, you can track and monitor your progress.
  5. Having a great smile can boost your self-esteem and help you face the world with a smile that exudes confidence and pride.

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.

Orthodontics for Kids

Early Orthodontic Treatment in West Miami Means Less Care Later

The American Association of Orthodontics suggests that orthodontic problems become apparent by the time a child is only 6 or 7 years of age.  Bones are still growing and it’s an ideal time to determine which treatment may be needed for your child in order to correct misaligned teeth before they because a problem for your child. With early orthodontic treatment, many dental problems can be avoided.

Early orthodontic treatment in West Miami, also referred to as interceptive orthodontics, may begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing.  Certain conditions, such as crowding, or bite issues are often easier to address at a younger age, and it may be possible to help teeth to erupt into better positions.

Early Orthodontic Treatment in West Miami

Early Orthodontic Treatment

Once cause for concern in younger orthodontic patients can be the dental arch – which may be too small to fit all the teeth.  Decades ago, the solution was to extract teeth to make space.  Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still growing. Now, there is a palatal expander that can be used to expand a child’s upper dental arch.  Once the arch is the proper size, the adult teeth have more room to emerge into a better position.  Sometimes teeth may still have to be extracted to ensure proper alignment, but more often than not, dental arch appliances are the best option.

Early orthodontic treatment in West Miami can correct dental arch spacing and teeth that are not in the correct position. A thorough dental assessment by an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Maria Yazji can help discover dental problems when a child is still young. Early orthodontic treatment provides the best chance of for proper alignment allowing the child to have normal chewing motion, straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Early treatment does not apply to all orthodontic problems but it can help in certain cases. Crossbites and protruding front teeth require early intervention because a crossbite can cause the jaw to grow unevenly leading to jaw pain, an improper bite, or teeth that protrude improperly. Front teeth that stick out can easily be fractured or injured in a fall and are sometimes a cause of embarrassment for the child who may feel self-conscious about their smile.

Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child’s jaw is still quite pliable.  Early orthodontic treatment in West Miami can correct problems with dental arches, jaws that are not in the correct position, and bite concerns. Functional appliances can quickly fix or improve these problems which is why it is often recommended to begin orthodontic treatment by 7 years old or younger.

Braces have improved a lot in the past couple of decades. Technology has made them more comfortable and more attractive than they used to be. Getting started early can prevent many orthodontic issues later on.

With three convenient locations in South Florida,  Dr. Yazji Orthodontics is a warm and welcoming place to bring your young children for their first orthodontic exam and assessment.  Give us a call!

Dr. Yazji Orthodontics

Brickell

500 Brickell Avenue, Suite M-204

Miami, Florida 33131

Phone: (786) 220-7802

 

Dr. Yazji Orthodontics

Miami

3811 SW 107th Avenue

Miami, Florida 33165

Phone: (786) 558-5688

 

Dr. Yazji Orthodontics

Weston

2751 Executive Park Drive #101

Weston, FL 33331

Phone: (954) 217-3737

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The Best Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac

Interceptive orthodontics is a phased treatment plan for young children between the ages of 7 to 11 years. Early orthodontic treatment is believed to result in less treatment later and is used to correct bite and other alignment problems while the teeth and jaw are still growing and more receptive to realignment. Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac!

Tamarac residents choose Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics to diagnose and correct crooked and misplaced teeth at any age. Using the latest technologies and advances in orthodontics, Dr. Yazji offers the best children’s orthodontic treatment in Tamarac.

The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic assessment by age 7 or sooner if a problem has presented itself. Dr. Yazji has the skills and experience necessary to conduct a comprehensive children’s orthodontic evaluation of the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaw. Malocclusion refers to the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed, and is the focus of early orthodontic assessment.  Some of the malocclusions that Dr. Yazji will evaluate include:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Uneven bite
  • Teeth crowding
  • Uneven development of upper and lower jaw
  • Extreme tongue thrust habits
  • Narrower dental arches

 

Interceptive orthodontics refers to early orthodontic treatment, which is beneficial because it “intercepts” a developing problem early on and can correct the underlying cause by guiding the growth of the jaw and facial bones.  Interceptive orthodontics for Tamarac children can provide more space for the growth of incoming permanent teeth while ensuring that a child’s permanent teeth are aligned properly as they come in.

Although some malocclusions are genetic, others can be the result of accidents or habits such as thumb-sucking. Whatever the root cause, Dr. Yazji can assess and recommend an individualized orthodontic treatment plan for children to bring about their healthiest and happiest smile.

Orthodontic Treatment for Children in Tamarac

Orthodontics for Kids

To set up an orthodontic assessment for your child, or if you are interested in learning more about Dr. Yazji’s treatment options for Tamarac residents, please call Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics at (954) 217-3737 or visit her website for more information.

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