It was just about the end of summer when my family immigrated to the United States. The school year was just about to start, instead of being happy and excited, I wanted to hide myself. I wanted to be invisible.
Not having prior access to proper dental care, I was always self-conscious about having poorly aligned front teeth. I was very insecure about my appearance, which caused me to be very shy around people.
It wasn't until my orthodontic treatment that my personality, along with my appearance began to change. I went from being a reserved, insecure 13-year-old to becoming a confident young adult. As my teeth began to straighten, I became more outgoing and started smiling more. Psychologically the changes in my smile increased my confidence and self-esteem and I began to change my social behaviors.
I realized how impactful and life-changing orthodontic treatment was. By the end of my high school years, I knew I wanted it to be my career path. Fast forward to today, I feel blessed that I can change and influence people's lives.
Empowering my patients with confidence and transforming their lives is the reason my team and I come to work. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my patients every single day.
Dr. Isaak Yelizar
Dr. Isaak Yelizar graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with the highest honors. He was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and earned several scholastic awards. He then moved on to a general practice residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he fell in love with orthodontics. His hard work led to an orthodontic residency program at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY.
Do you know what I love about SimpliBraces? Every day, every single one of our employees comes to work to do what we love. We get to enhance our patients, by creating their beautiful smiles that in turn uplifts them. In fact, the best part is figuring out all the different ways I can create an aesthetically pleasing smile, no matter how challenging the case.
Dr. Isaak Yelizar. Board-Certified Orthodontist
You have heard the phrase, “Less is more.” This is Dr. Yelizar’s approach to orthodontics. He prefers to use preventive, guiding and least invasive techniques for accomplishing a beautiful smile result. He doesn’t turn to extractions or surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. His end goal is to give each patient a beautiful, healthy, and functional smile with the least amount of intervention.
Dr. Yelizar is very proud to be a Board Certified Orthodontist, an honor bestowed by the American Board of Orthodontics.
All orthodontists are dentists, but only 6% of dentists are orthodontists. And out of those 6%, only 30 % are board certified.
Dr. Yelizar was required to complete several advanced written and oral examinations and present his own cases to be scrutinized by a panel of experts from American Board of Orthodontics.
Board Certification is an optional, challenging process. To most orthodontist it is the epitome of professional dedication and achievement.
In school, I was taught to straighten teeth. In practice, I've learned to change lives. The more smiles I create, the more I realize that orthodontics is more than just straight teeth. It's about creating beautiful, stunning smiles that, in turn, change lives.