Dr. Maryam & BLA
The BLA Story and Values
My passion for natural, clean living and a deep desire to help people become the best version of themselves inspired me to develop the BLAfit™ facial exercise device (Bella Lips Appliance®). With the BLAfit™ you can “Shape The Best You”. It is important that we believe in ourselves and build our self-confidence. As an immigrant who came to this country at 15, it was very challenging to fit in at the new high school. My family instilled strength and self confidence in me, allowing me to flourish in high school and later in my career as a board certified dentist.
To help my dental patients, I developed custom orthopedic retainers for patients of all ages suffering from mal-alignment of the upper and lower jaw. This allowed me to create beautiful broad smiles, improve the patency of their airway and free of Temporomandibular joints disorder (TMJ). My treatment was different from traditional orthodontics because it adapted a holistic approach to fix a crowded smile and bad jaw posture. Even a patient who suffered from movement disorders caused by misalignment of upper and lower jaw, could use this treatment.
Orthodontic treatments create beautiful smiles, but due to our modern diet our facial muscles are sagging as a consequence (e.g. juicing instead of chewing or fast food rich in carbohydrates). I saw a need to create an appliance that could fill that gap, balance, harmonize facial muscles, lift the cheekbones, tighten the neck muscles and even plump up the lips while firming the face. I invented the BLAfit™ device, tested and patented it. Using the BLAfit™ device daily will deliver precise and effective built-in resistance, bringing out your best self. It is revolutionary to the cosmetic industry to see a natural transformation of the facial outline, jawline, and lips that are better and more esthetically youthful in appearance without an invasive expensive procedure or nasty chemicals! Hurray for clean living.
Unfortunately social media has a detrimental impact on young females by pressuring them to look like social media influencers. These influencers all look the exact same, as if they were cloned from the same factory. To achieve the look they often undergo: heavy makeup, micro-bladed eyebrows, Botox injections, lip fillers, facial cosmetic enhancements, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and many other procedures. These trends have driven young individuals to have low self-esteem and self-confidence - and spend a lot money on dangerous procedures. Social media has shifted the perception of what a ‘natural female’ should look like. My philosophy has always been to be the best version of yourself, to love and accept every perfection and imperfection of your body, and to be proud of your individuality and uniqueness. I believe beauty starts from the inside and everyone is beautiful in their own way. The BLAfit™ exercise will naturally bring out the best you and build your self-confidence. Enjoy!
Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari - Acclaimed Dentist and Founder of BLAfit™
Dr. Maryam Bakhtiyari is a D.D.S. Board Certified Dentist and Founder of BLAfit™. Dr. Maryam is highly qualified in the field of functional orthodontics, TMJ, Sleep Apnea with over 15 years of post graduate studies and experience in those areas. She has been trained by some of the world renowned orthodontists and experts in the field of orthodontics and TMJ. In April of 2008, she became the first woman in the world that have ever become the Diplomate of International Board of Orthodontics. That places her in the top 10% in the world.