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Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)

Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami – You may have sleep apnea and not even know it. This common condition occurs when lying down — sometimes tissue in the throat causes airway obstruction and breathing temporarily stops. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing hundreds of times in the night. A person with sleep apnea may wake up gasping for air and then quickly fall back to sleep many times each night, often not even remembering waking throughout the night. If you are always tired, even after what you believed to be a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea.

 

So how can you treat obstructive sleep apnea? One treatment that is often prescribed is the use of a CPAP machine. This machine can be effective, but patients often find it to be noisy, uncomfortable, and inconvenient, so they discontinue their CPAP treatment. Once they stop using the machine, their sleep apnea returns and they struggle with sleep that’s not restful and not restorative. But there is another option for treating sleep apnea in Miami – an OAT device from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.

 

Oral Appliance Therapy uses a customized oral device to keep the airway open during sleep. An OAT device is custom-fit to the mouth of each patient of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami, providing a comfortable fit, and effective results. Unlike the CPAP machine, there is no mask to wear or machine required at the bedside – just a discrete device that fits easily and comfortably in the mouth night after night.

Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami

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Getting an OAT device that’s made to fit your mouth is also a better choice for treating your sleep apnea than using an over-the-counter device. The custom-made OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is made to fit your mouth, so it won’t cause discomfort or irritation. An oral appliance therapy device is made to hold its shape, so it won’t distort after being cleaned or used over time.

 

Bruxism may also be affecting your sleep, but you probably will know it. Bruxism (tooth grinding and jaw clenching), while you sleep, can wear your teeth down and cause jaw pain and headaches. You or your dentist may have noticed these signs and symptoms. How can you treat tooth grinding in Miami? With an OAT device! Oral appliance therapy can also be used in Miami to prevent jaw clenching and tooth grinding by wearing the comfortable, customized OAT device at night. Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami.

 

Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics has three offices in South Florida. We offer convenient financing options for our orthodontic treatments. To make an appointment to be fitted for your OAT device in our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office, contact us today. Get better health through better sleep when you treat your sleep apnea and bruxism with an OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics!

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Don’t Let DIY Braces Ruin Your Smile – Choose a Better Option

DIY Braces – You may have seen the YouTube videos. Someone on the internet may have told you it works. You may be thinking of trying it yourself. But we’re talking about your teeth – teeth you don’t want to lose. And possibly losing teeth is just one of the very real dangers of do-it-yourself braces. Don’t ruin your smile with DIY braces. Let a qualified orthodontist straighten your teeth. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can help you get a beautiful smile, worry-free.

Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics offers a variety of effective treatment options for your orthodontic needs. DIY braces are imprecise and unsafe. Some better options to straighten your teeth, offered at our offices, are:

  • Traditional Braces — time-tested and proven effective for patients of all ages. Brackets are affixed to the surface of each tooth. You can choose from silver, clear or enamel-colored brackets for your braces. Our traditional braces are more comfortable and attractive than ever.
  • Incognito Lingual Braces – work like traditional braces, but are placed on the backside of the teeth, so you don’t look like you have braces while still getting all of their teeth-straightening benefits.
  • Invisalign – clear aligners that can be removed when you eat, and when you brush and floss your teeth. These aligners allow for comfortable and easy orthodontic treatment.

Your teeth should be aesthetically pleasing and functional. DIY braces cause your teeth to move too quickly, damaging them in the process. This damage could lead to tooth loss. And the rubber bands used for DIY braces are not meant to be used on teeth or in the mouth. Straightening teeth is just one aspect of orthodontic care – the integrity of the tooth and the patient’s overall oral health must be maintained throughout treatment. Proper orthodontic treatment is the best way to get straight teeth. The customized, efficient treatment options we offer at Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics have helped many former patients, take a look at our patient testimonials.

Don’t put the care of your smile in the hands of anyone but a professional. Orthodontic treatment properly guides movement of teeth. DIY braces just can’t do this.

Do it yourself braces are:

  • Not safe for teeth
  • Not hygienic
  • Not efficient
  • Not monitored by a professional

DIY braces are simply not a good idea! Orthodontic treatment at the Miami Beach, Brickell, and Weston offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is the best choice if you want a straight, healthy smile. Contact us today for an appointment, and let us help you achieve your best smile!

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